Royal Pains (2009–2016)
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TB or Not TB 

Hank and Divya perform TB tests on the staff of a restaurant. Later, its boss suffers a stroke while another employee's test comes out positive.


Constantine Makris


Andrew Lenchewski (created by), John P. Rogers (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Mark Feuerstein ... Hank Lawson
Paulo Costanzo ... Evan R. Lawson
Jill Flint ... Jill Casey
Reshma Shetty ... Divya Katdare
Callie Thorne ... Allison Moore
Jennifer Missoni ... Valentina Rossi
Matt Burns ... Christopher Stevens
Lauren Cohn ... Ava Litelli
Daryl Edwards ... Dr. Dern
Campbell Scott ... Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Dieter Riesle ... Dieter
Steve Jean-Baptiste Steve Jean-Baptiste ... Lucas
P.J. Sosko P.J. Sosko ... Hogan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Sherman ... Atmosphere


Hoping to approach the richest clients by joining a country-club, Evan starts practicing tennis and golf on Boris' estate. Curious about a mysterious tank arriving, he sneaks into Boris' basement and discovers a giant shark's aquarium (which he 'forgets' diplomatically when Boris needfully reminds him of the vital value of privacy). After legally obligatory routine tests in an Italian restaurant, a trainee-sous-chef with poor English skills reacts positive to TB, but Hank must leave that to Divya (along with Evan's language assistance) while he rushes the restaurant owner, in medical crisis, to the hospital. Written by KGF Vissers / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Drama


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

25 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Southampton, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prospect Park See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Callie Thorne would later get her own show Necessary Roughness (2011), which was promoted with crossover ads between Hank and her character Dani. See more »


In the opening scene, the chef shouts, "We have half-naked plates," citing, among others, "We got risotto without bucatini." No proper Italian restaurant would serve these two together. Risottos and pastas are considered primi piatti, first courses. Rice and pasta (especially the thick tubular spaghetti-like bucatini) together simply don't belong on the same plate in an Italian kitchen. See more »


Dr. Hank Lawson: What's wrong with brunch?
Evan Lawson: It's brunch. You're wearing clothes, so it's not breakfast; you're not even that hungry yet, so it's not lunch; it's like... it's the meal that won't commit. It's the... Come to think of it, it's the perfect meal for you and Jill, so enjoy a french toast salad or whatever.
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References To Be or Not to Be (1942) See more »


Save You
Written & Performed by Matthew Perryman Jones
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