Boris' move to buy Hamptons Heritage and invite the entire HankMed team to be on the board of directors may have caught Royal Pains fans by surprise, but behind the scenes, it was a long time coming.
"This was a twist that we initially planned to put in last season's finale. It didn't quite feel like the right time to do it, but we loved the idea," co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "We loved that it could really be a satisfying payoff for everything that Boris and Hank have been going through together, and we also loved that it could really platform a lot of great things to come with Boris at the helm of Hamptons Heritage."
But what does this mean for the HankMed team since...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Royal Pains. Read at your own risk!]
The Lawson family grew by one on Tuesday's episode of Royal Pains, and we're not talking about a baby on the way for Evan and Paige. After arriving in the Hamptons last week, and promptly kicked to the curb when Divya (Reshma Shetty) mistakenly assumed she was a stalker, the mysterious Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) finally revealed her true motives: She traveled to the Hamptons looking for...
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I can't believe they killed President Heller on 24: Live Another Day! What does this mean for Jack? — Jackie
It's safe to assume that Jack's role in Heller's death will mean major drama between Jack and Heller's daughter Audrey. But even though you'd think Audrey could never forgive Jack's betrayal, there may be a glimmer of hope (especially since Audrey's husband also played along with Heller's death wish.) "Jack's question when this is all over is, 'Can he go back with Audrey? Is there a chance for the two of them?'"executive producer Evan Katz says. "In Episode 5, it was pretty clear that the two of them still love each other."
Now that Hank is back in the Hamptons on Royal Pains, does that mean that he and Boris are done? — Deb
Pills! Pregnancy! Politics! It's been a surprisingly intense season for the Hamptons' top concierge medical team on Royal Pains, and no one is more aware than the show's executive producers. "It was a very challenging prospect to deal with creatively and figuring out how to tell the story ... because we wanted to continue to show the chinks in the Hank armor and in a way that still protected the character and still protected the tone of the show," co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "Hopefully when the audience sees how this all turns out in terms of the character, they'll understand why we told the story we told."
After overcoming the rough waters of Hank's addiction and Evan's first-ever political campaign, where does HankMed & Co. go from here? Ahead of...
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On the Royal Pains premiere, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) met Hamptonite Blythe Ballard (Frances Conroy), who went from a new patient to their biggest adversary yet. Before the Lawsons knew it, Blythe was presenting them with a cease-and-desist letter, ordering HankMed to stop practicing in the Hamptons immediately. But the brothers are never ones to stay quiet. With Hank dealing with his own issues stemming from his brain surgery, Evan will take it upon himself to wage war.
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"One of the big arcs for the season, both narratively and emotionally, is Evan finally confronting this outsider status that he's always felt since he got [to the Hamptons], creator Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "Blythe ... represents everything he's always felt rejected by — the old Hamptons guard, old money, the very exclusive tightknit elite — and he feels like this is the opportunity for him to finally be included and at the same time give voice to Hank Med's interest."