Royal Pains (2009–2016)
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A Little Art, a Little Science 

Hank helps an art collector who is having seizures, and recommends a new procedure for Paige's mom. Meanwhile, an overworked Divya makes a life-threatening mistake at the hospital.


Matthew Penn


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
Wilmer Valderrama ... Eric Kasabian
Brooke D'Orsay ... Paige Collins
Bob Gunton ... General William Collins
Kyle Howard ... Dr. Paul Van Dyke
Lisa Banes ... Ellen Collins
Constance Zimmer ... Dr. Abby Burton
Sheetal Sheth ... Raina Saluja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Cox Christopher Cox ... Riley
Michael Crowe ... Navy Veteran
Kate Levy Kate Levy ... Dr. Froash
Brittany Natale Brittany Natale ... Party Attendant


Evan proves himself a valuable natural in father-in-law-to-be general Collins' senatorial campaign as greeter at a Navy veterans event. Hank deals with art dealer Eric Kasabian's strange fainting spells and fear of going blind. Hank finally acknowledges his constant disrespect so far for Evan's expert business input in HankMed and duly apologizes. After Paige forces her father to let mother Ellen try the electro-shock treatment recommended by Hank, both families make up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama


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When Kasabian enters the private art gallery in his home, to view his newly acquired masterpiece, the most clearly identifiable painting in his collection is a masterwork by Gustave Klimt called "Portrait of Fritza Riedler," painted in 1906. See more »


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Disappointed in this episode
26 September 2014 | by jvwinbigSee all my reviews

I have always enjoyed Royal Pains, but I was not happy with this episode. Obviously I don't watch the show because of the medical information, but I was concerned to see the writers portraying electric shock treatment as something beneficial. E.C.T. took a terrible toll on my dear aunt. She lost all of her memories from the treatment. Her memories of her family and friends were her most cherished possessions. We used to spend hours going through photo albums, which gave her so much joy. But after the shock treatment, she was devastated because she didn't recognize any of the people in the photos. She told me she felt as if her life had been taken from her.

Generally, I really like the characters and the story lines in this show. And I do understand that the show is fictitious. But I sincerely wish that TV writers would do more research before publicly taking a stand in favor of a treatment that can be so harmful.

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31 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Southampton, New York, USA

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