ROYAL PAINS “Me First” Review

Royal Pains (USA) Me First

ROYAL PAINS “Me First” Season 3 Episode 9 – It’s funny that I spent a good portion of this episode either totally pissed of at Evan or thinking he was the greatest boyfriend ever. That’s because he seems to be able to do both things very well. He threw a great big hissy fit when he found out that Paige and Hank both lied to him. He forgave Paige almost immediately, but still held on to his anger for Hank.

I’m not sure I get it. I mean he seems to understand why Paige kept her secret, but not his brother. I don’t blame Paige for keeping a personal secret about her mother but let’s face it, she wasn’t legally obligated to do so. Hank on the other hand *was* legally obligated. Oh and who legally obligated him? Paige.

Evan choosing Paige’s side over Hank’s is killing me and like I said, he’s really pissing me off. Next week is the final episode of the summer season and I have a feeling we’re not going to see a resolution to this particular conflict. The writer in me is enjoying the angst as I always do, but the rest of me just wants to headlsap some sense into Evan.

My favorite bits..

Evan’s imitation of the General.

“They look perfect. Just like Paige.” – Okay everyone, all together now..Awwwww!

Poor Hank. Rock, meet hard place.

Hank doing the movie trailer voice thing.

Hank playing with Simon. Beyond adorable.

Finally learning Paige’s big secret – that her mother is clinically depressed. I do understand why she’s been keeping it, but I was very happy to hear her say that the first thing she was going to do was tell Evan.

Gah. There’s nothing I hate worse than watching two people not communicate to each other. Would’ve taken maybe ten words for Paige and Evan to clear things up.

“Can you do it quickly?”
“Sure, I won’t even numb it.”
“Maybe not *that* quickly.”

Knowing as soon as I saw the creampuffs lined up, what Evan was going to be doing to them. Mean? Sure. Hilarious? Absolutely.

Divya started dating Raj at age eleven? Crazy.

“Don’t do fancy hair.”
“Why not?”
“Cuz it’s the law.”

Saying “Whoa!” when Hank did, as the golf ball went flying past his head.

Nothing is more important than family? Sorry Evan, but that doesn’t cover doctor-patient confidentiality. No matter how many windshields you break.

Wow, Evan is actually scaring me a little.

“I haven’t kept a secret from him since I broke his Han Solo and blamed the dog.”

Divya being the voice of reason. She is so right, sometimes secrets are kept for good reasons.

Yay for little hero Simon!

Super Hank! Love it.

Oh, now I totally get the “it’s the law” comment. Still really liking VanDyke.

Yeah dude, you might not want to choose a nickname like “VD”. LOL.

Evan apologizing to Paige. I knew he just needed to get over himself.

OMG can Hank be any more adorable than when playing with a little kid? He’s gonna make an amazing dad.

As soon as the door was locked, we all knew that Toby was going down. Right? Still, I do always enjoy watching Hank break down a door.

“I don’t need alcohol to have fun.” – OMG! I can’t even tell you how many times I have uttered those exact same words. Not that I’m opposed to a drink, but I never need one to act like a complete nut. I do that just fine on my own.

Who else was laughing when VanDyke fell off the surfboard? Like any of us thought he was really hurt.

Aw, very cute that Toby taking Simon’s medicine actually saved her.

Divya telling VanDyke about her past with Raj. Gotta admit, that surprised me a bit on a first date. Good for her though.

Hm.I kinda of like the whole “platonic dating” idea for both of them. Though there’s no doubt in my mind that the “platonic” part won’t last forever.

“This is a nice boat.”
“Yeah, I wonder whose it is.”

Evan promising Paige to be with her no matter what.

Hank apologizing to Evan? Seriously? Sorry but I still feel he has nothing to be sorry for.

Wanting to give Hank a great big hug after Evan closed the door on him.

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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