In the Royal Pains season 4 summer finale, called “Sand Legs,” Hank tries to take things to the next level in his relationship with Harper, Paige grows closer to Lou and Divya discovers that Rafa’s been hiding something from her.
During the past few episodes of this season, we’ve seen a lot of situations in various characters’ lives that began rough but were finally coming to satisfying conclusions. Paige, who had been so upset to find out that she was adopted and that her parents had lied to her, had supposedly found her birth mom. In addition, Paige and Evan’s relationship was growing stronger than ever and, despite some bumps, they were still on their way to walking down the aisle together. Divya, after being nearly forced to go through with an arranged marriage, had finally found love. And Hank, who hadn’t had too much luck in the romance department since his engagement was called off and Jill had left town, was finally with someone he was ready to commit to.
All of that stuff was great, until all of it got taken away. It’s amazing how fast everyone’s life can be thrust into turmoil. Paige finds out that the woman she thinks could be her mother, and with whom she’s found a real connection, isn’t her mother at all. Divya discovers that the man she’s falling in love with, the man who she thinks loves her too, has been lying to her and hiding the fact that he has a child with another woman. Wow, talk about some bad luck.
Then there was Hank and Harper. After a few fits and starts, these two were really growing close but then Hank got cold feet and used the excuse of a patient to keep from visiting her parents. Now first of all, I don’t necessarily think that Harper should have taken it quite as hard as she did. How long have they been going out? A few weeks, maybe? I think he’s allowed to have cold feet and I hardly think that meant that he was ready to break things off. Just give him a little more time and I’m sure he’ll get there.
Perhaps the roughest ending though was for Hank and Boris. Hank running to save Boris, despite all of the bodyguards trying to stop him, was very brave. But when that explosion went off and threw him down, I got very worried. Normally on this show, I would doubt Hank would be injured but that was one heck of a crack we heard when his head hit the ground and I have to think they put that in there on purpose.
So it’s possible now that Hank and Boris are both seriously hurt, and everyone else is emotionally hurt. What does that mean for the rest of this season? Well this is Royal Pains so I doubt everyone will be injured (emotionally or physically) for too long, but I do have to wonder how they’re all going to get back to their happy places.
My favorite bits..
“What were you guys talking about over here? Besides sex on the beach?”
Band aid business cards? That’s kinda awesome….and a little weird.
“Art has no age limit.”
Jeremiah’s description of how beautiful the super model was. Leave it to him to put it completely in medical terminology. Then again, “she’s totally hot” just wouldn’t sound right coming from him.
Divya calling Jill for some best friend advice. Dang, and now I’m missing Jill again.
Divya forced to reveal that she had snuck onto the set. Haha!
Rafa has a son? Uh oh…
Hank checking Evan for a fever when he didn’t go after the “whale.”
“We’re not going to be alone…..we’ll have each other.”
The look on poor Jeremiah’s face when Hank said he was happy for Divya. Aw, I just want to give him a hug.
“Maybe you’ll find your sand legs by believing they’re already there.”
“Hey. And don’t call me that.”
Jeremiah coming out of the kitchen with wine and water for Divya. Seriously, can he get any sweeter?
Paige and Evan deciding to get married now, rather than later.
Hank trying to run into a burning building to find Boris. Curious that his bodyguards were just standing around.
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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