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There are so many good episodes of Royal Pains, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Lending a Shoulder" the best, or is "Lawson Translation" your favorite episode of Royal Pains? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Royal Pains are, let's rank every Royal Pains episode from best to worst.

Starring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, and Jill Flint, Royal Pains follows Hank Lawson, a wrongfully-dismissed New York ER doctor who faces a crossroads between helping the wealthy in the Hamptons as a "doctor for hire" or helping those less fortunate. Royal Pains premiered on USA Network on June 4, 2009 and concluded after eight seasons on July 6, 2016. The series received nominations in 2012 at the Young Artist Awards and People's Choice Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Royal Pains, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Royal Pains episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Lama Trauma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 7 Episode 7: Hank helps Boris prep a secret patient for surgery as Evan tries to chase a bad omen out of the hospital.
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All In The Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 6 Episode 2: Hank worries a rising tennis star's health may prevent her from taking her career to the next level, while a fellow pro at her club may have fallen ill from an unexpected source. Later Hank and Evan adjust to a startling revelation about Eddie's past. And Evan and Paige reach a new milestone. Elsewhere Jeremiah finds peace in an odd place.
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Nobody's Perfect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 1 Episode 11: While in New York to learn more about Boris' mysterious disease, Hank discovers the Gardner family is attempting to strip him of his medical license.
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Off-Season Greetings Part I is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 4 Episode 15: It's the holidays in the Hamptons! But an impending blizzard may derail Evan and Paige's wedding plans. Also, someone takes a big gamble on the future and a face from Hank's past triggers memories for Hank and Evan.
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Hammertime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 5 Episode 8: An unexpected visitor and a major auction at Shadow Pond thrust Hank, Evan, and Paige into an unfamiliar, high-stakes world that requires them to pull together like never before.
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Listen to the Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 2 Episode 18: Hank believes his patient has been previously misdiagnosed and is determined to find out what he really has. Meanwhile, Divya and Raj prepare for their upcoming nuptials by taking dance lessons, but wind up as patients.
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Ganging Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 6 Episode 13: Hank and Evan search for Emma after her unexpected disappearance.
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Lending a Shoulder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 7 Episode 8: Hank runs into his ex-fiance Nikki and has a startling revelation.
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Lawson Translation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 5 Episode 3: Hank and Evan heatedly compete for a new business opportunity. Meanwhile, Divya attempts to covertly reconcile the brothers' differences.
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Something Fishy That Way Comes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 4 Episode 13: Hank must travel across the globe to help an injured Dmitry. Meanwhile, Evan and Paige meet a woman claiming to be Paige's biological mother.
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Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and S... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 2 Episode 12: Hank treats a chatty socialite who disappears before he can diagnose her. Meanwhile, Divya is called to Adam's estate and finds herself surprised at how scared she becomes when his health begins to fail.
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The Prince of Nucleotides is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 7 Episode 4: Hank treats a transgender teenager and learns her life is more complicated than he expected. Evan and Jeremiah host a gala fundraiser for the Center for Rare & Orphan Diseases and Jeremiah makes a major purchase for the lab.
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Mano a Mano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 2 Episode 5: Hank saves the hand of one of Cuba's dissidents, and works desperately to save Boris when his health quickly fails as a result of Marisa's treatment. Divya continues to clash with Dr. Peck over the way she practices medicine.
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My Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 3 Episode 13: When a back problem limits Hank's ability to treat patients, Evan hires Dr. Van Dyke as a temporary replacement. Guest Stars: Tom Cavanagh, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Christine Ebersole, Kyle Howard.
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If I Were a Sick Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 1 Episode 6: Hank quarantines guests at a "bark mitzvah" after some come down with a serious disease, which causes him and Jill to debate whether or not to call County Health.
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You Give Love A Bad Name is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 4 Episode 5: Hank and Divya treat a matchmaker who's intent on setting each of them up. Also, while Evan tries to rein in HankMed 3.0, Paige plans a small kick-off party that turns out to be anything but small. Guest Stars: Henry Winkler, Brooke D'Orsay, Christine Ebersole, Kyle Howard, Anna George, Ben Shenkman, Kat Foster, Judy Greer, Michael B. Silver.
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Uninterrupted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 8 Episode 8: Boris prepares to leave the Hamptons and asks Hank to join him. Hank treats Libby, who is ignoring alarming symptoms. Evan & Paige dramatically grow their family. Divya gets long-awaited news.
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Crazy Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 1 Episode 7: Hank and Divya treat a Spanish spitfire involved in an accident whose injuries are more serious then they appear. A dream job offer from Boris brings Jill's childhood friend Katie back to the Hamptons, but tempers flare when Hank learns Boris has been keeping a dark secret. And the arrival of Divya's fiancé causes to her to rethink their relationship.
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Spasticity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 2 Episode 1: Hank and Divya treat the heir of a famous inventor whose desire to distance himself from his father puts him in harm's way. Meanwhile, Jill's job at Hamptons Heritage is threatened when her mentor starts proceedings to have her fired. Marcia Gay Harden guest stars.
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Some Pig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 3 Episode 12: When a mysterious illness overcomes the members of an up and coming rock band, Hank and Divya have to work together to find the cause; but Hank struggles with trusting Divya after her near fatal prescription error. Guest Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Brooke D'Orsay
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Strategic Planning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 1 Episode 3: Hank and Divya are called to the home of a wealthy U.S. senator, whose pushy wife Lilly Everett asks them to perform a discreet "executive physical" on their teenage son Kendrick, who will be Notre Dame's starting quarterback in the fall.
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Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 1 Episode 12: Hank treats a woman suffering from hallucinations, Divya and Raj fret over their engagement party, and Charlie moves back in with Jill, making her question her feelings for Hank.
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Whole Lotto Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 2 Episode 10: When two lottery winners arrive in the Hamptons, Hank treats them both for conditions that appear to be related to their newly lavish lifestyle.
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A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 6 Episode 3: Hank, Evan, and Paige try to help Eddie forge a relationship with Emma. Elsewhere, finding an amazing nanny helps alleviate Divya's anxiety about returning to work full-time.
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HankMed on the Half Shell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Royal Pains
Season 6 Episode 11: Divya and Jeremiah work together to treat Sloane, a model with an eating disorder.