This episode of Royal Pains, called “A Guesthouse Divided,” was all about Divya and I loved that about it. Yes, I know I said I thought that having Hank and Evan apart for a while could be one of the best things that could happen to this show and I still believe that. It’s just now I have yet another reason to add to the list – Divya.
Divya has been a favorite character of mine ever since the pilot of this show. But sometimes she sort of gets relegated to the background; just someone who quietly works to support Hank and Evan in whatever they do, with only a few episodes here and there where she gets to be front and center with her own story.
Tonight we saw her still working in the background and still helping both of the brothers. Except she isn’t just working with both Hank and Evan to keep them happy; she’s trying to sabotage them so they have to work together. It’s a great plan and I thought it was genius of her to come up with the idea, especially when she got Paige’s blessing, too. I really liked seeing them bond together like that.
In fact, Divya’s plan is pretty much flawless…well, that is until it stops working. But one of the things that I love about Divya is that she doesn’t give up and tonight she proved that yet again. When her plan backfires and the boys end up at each others’ throats, she calls in the big guns – aka their dad – and now I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do when he finds out what his boys have been up to. It’s already got me excited for next week’s episode.
My favorite bits..
Jill coming around the corner while Divya was leaving her a message.
“I’m going to sabotage them……but drinks first!” – Girl’s got her priorities straight.
Evan waking up next to Paige. Aw, so sweet.
Evan turning his room into a bunker.
“You’re not at death’s door okay; you’re not even in death’s zip code.”
“Sexy porpoise.” – Really? (I had to crack up when Hank pretty much did the same thing I did about five seconds later.
Jeremiah once again proving that, underneath all the social awkwardness, he’s actually a really good doctor.
Aww..Hank’s present is totally sweet.
Divya letting Hank listen in on what Evan had to say about his lack of vision.
Divya letting Paige in on her little plan. I totally feel like hugging Divya then, too.
I know it was supposed to be a sad moment when Hank walked into Jill’s empty place, but is it wrong that all I could think was how pretty Jill’s kitchen was?
Divya’s evil little grin after Hank realized how unprepared he was for the interview.
“Yes, and now the fat lady can sing.”
“Ah yes, a spa-cialized physician. I must have missed that rotation.”
“Come back here and lose like a man!”
“Everywhere. Head to toe. Shoulders to boulders.” – Haha!
Hank admitting that he backed out of the spa deal because he was trying to help out his little brother.
Divya banging her head on the table. Yep, kinda with her on that.
Paige finally telling Evan that she got fired.
Hank reading Jill’s letter.
Divya calling Hank and Evan’s dad. Yes! Another brilliant move.
What did you think of this episode of Royal Pains? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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