Royal Pains: Preview of Episode 1.3 "Strategic Planning"
Royal Pains: Preview of Episode 1.3 "Strategic Planning"
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
On tonight's episode of Royal Pains - "Strategic Planning" - "concierge doctor" Hank (Mark Feuerstein) gets a call, this time when a senator's son gets infected with an unknown disease. He couldn't say no to the case, and it's not clear whether it's because of the medical mystery or the powerful family.  Privacy becomes an issue, however, when his protective mother raises some issues of her own.

When we last left off the Hamptons-set series, Hank and his pesky brother met a beautiful prima ballerina (played by Gillian Jacobs) who was en route to her final tour before she retired.  We also learn that the brunette whom Hank bumped into on the pilot because of having similar cars is the administrator at the much-maligned Hamptons hospital, who's trying to launch a free clinic for the Hamptons workers.

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Because of some investor who withdrew support for the project, the brunette got drank and Hank drove her home in her car, briefly stopping for a meal at a small local diner.  Before stepping out, Hank espied a letter from the wife of a local fisherman who may be suffering from jaundice and can't afford hospitalization.  As for her brother, Hank dropped in on him with the dancer, who collapsed from what she ate.  As they were discussing the situation, she regained consciousness and they called for help.  Later in the episode, Hank met the father of the hemophiliac - Tucker - he saved.  He thanked him, handed him a check, and soon flew off in a chopper.  Feeling sorry for the 16-year-old, Hank tried befriending him, only for the boy to deliberately crash the plane into the ocean.

Catch Royal Pains tonight 10pm on the USA Network.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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