The Best Episodes of 'Royal Pains'

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. Be sure to also check out our list of other shows like Royal Pains!

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  • Lama Trauma

    Lama Trauma

    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.
  • Nobody's Perfect

    Nobody's Perfect

    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.
  • All In The Family

    All In The Family

    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.
  • Off-Season Greetings Part I

    Off-Season Greetings Part I

    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.
  • Hammertime


    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.
  • Uninterrupted


    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.
  • Listen to the Music

    Listen to the Music

    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.
  • Lending a Shoulder

    Lending a Shoulder

    Season 7 Episode 8: Hank runs into his ex-fiance Nikki and has a startling revelation.
  • Lawson Translation

    Lawson Translation

    Season 5 Episode 3: Hank and Evan heatedly compete for a new business opportunity. Meanwhile, Divya attempts to covertly reconcile the brothers' differences.
  • The Prince of Nucleotides

    The Prince of Nucleotides

    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.
  • If I Were a Sick Man

    If I Were a Sick Man

    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.
  • Mano a Mano

    Mano a Mano

    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.
  • Something Fishy That Way Comes

    Something Fishy That Way Comes

    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.
  • Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

    Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

    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.
  • My Back to the Future

    My Back to the Future

    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.
  • You Give Love A Bad Name

    You Give Love A Bad Name

    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.
  • Ganging Up

    Ganging Up

    Season 6 Episode 13: Hank and Evan search for Emma after her unexpected disappearance.
  • Whole Lotto Love

    Whole Lotto Love

    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.
  • Strategic Planning

    Strategic Planning

    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.
  • Wonderland


    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.
  • Am I Blue?

    Am I Blue?

    Season 1 Episode 10: When Hank learns Tucker's father has a substance abuse problem, he suggests a visit to rehab but Tucker's father prefers to clean up through an Ultra Rapid Detox program, a risky method that Hank objects to.
  • Medusa


    Season 2 Episode 4: Boris flies Hank to another country, where he and another doctor research potentially life saving gene therapies. Back in the Hamptons, Hank's temporary replacement, Dr. Emily Peck, rubs Divya the wrong way.
  • In Vino Veritas

    In Vino Veritas

    Season 2 Episode 6: Tucker's best friend's behavior causes Tucker to suspect the worst, but Hank realizes a medical condition is to blame. Meanwhile, Divya treats a woman who fears her job as a winemaker is on the line when her symptoms hinder her palate.
  • A Little Art, A Little Science

    A Little Art, A Little Science

    Season 3 Episode 10: Art collector Eric Kassabian calls on Hank when he can't stay conscious long enough to enjoy a painting he's chased after his enitre career. Meanwhile, Divya tries to balance both HankMed and Hamptons Heritage, unsuccessfully.
  • A Guesthouse Divided

    A Guesthouse Divided

    Season 4 Episode 3: Hank and Evan heatedly compete for a new business opportunity. Meanwhile, Divya attempts to covertly reconcile the brothers' differences.