Royal Pains “About Face” Review – Gotta Love a New Boris Mystery

Royal Pains (USA) About Face

In tonight’s episode of Royal Pains, called “About Face,” Hank has one of the more unusual cases we’ve seen yet. Not necessarily because the illness was all that weird, but the way they introduced us to the symptoms kind of freaked me out. I couldn’t tell if Sidney was going insane or reading minds or what. Turns out an accident left her brain injured and she was unable to recognize faces, which I sympathize with since that happens to me all the time.

As interesting as that story line was though, I have to say that the whole Boris proposal to Hank is what really had me on tenterhooks. A good Boris mystery has always been an integral part of this show, all the way back to the first season when Evan found a shark in Boris’ basement. All I can say now is that they’ve built this up so much, so if it turns out to be some kind of joke or something really lame, I’m gonna be really pissed. But I’m hopeful that it’s going to be something really interesting and I’m also hoping that we’ll get a chance to see some Hero!Hank – and not just for medical stuff.

Since I wasn’t here to remark on Hank’s new lady in last week’s episode, I’m going to say now that so far I’m not liking her that much. When she tried to pull her own version of a MavGyver while helping Hank with that patient last week, all I could think was “Oh great, a female Hank.” Trouble is I don’t WANT a female Hank. We already have a Hank and we don’t need another one. It kind of reminds me when they introduced Weston on Hawaii Five-0. She was shown as being “just like McGarrett” and it rubbed me the wrong way. When they do that with a character – try so hard to show us why they are perfect for the other person – my first instinct is to dislike them. It’s a sad, but true, fact about me.

So for now, I’m just going to concentrate on the Boris/Hank story line and ignore Harper. I have no problem with doing that since I love both of those characters so much.

My favorite bits..

Jeremiah sitting in his car researching a speech to be more like Hank. Too funny.

Starting to think that Boris’ proposal to Hank is sounding more and more interesting. Oooh..maybe Hank is gonna be a spy! LOL.

Hank totally messing with Evan’s head while helping him pick out a tie.

“Blink once if he’s dying.”

“Go Santa!”

Hmmm…wondering what kind of medical mystery Sidney has.

Evan making an ass of himself in front of Boris…again.

Yeah! Go Divya! You tell him.

The way Evan said “You forgot the staff profiles???”

Evan stepping up to help out Sidney, even with his aversion to blood.

Yay! The mystery watch went off! Go Hank, go!

Divya seriously over-sharing on her blind date. Oops.

Literally laughing out loud when Jim told Divya he was a family therapist.

Whoa. Boris checking to make sure that Hank has a will? Is it wrong that this has made me even more excited for this whole thing?

Come on, boys. If you see Divya’s father being wheeled into the emergency room, followed by an obviously panicked Divya…run after her!!

Wow. That image of Evan and Hank in the mirror was downright creepy.

Hank telling Evan to get himself an Evan.

Cool! I actually think that Paige would be a great addition to HankMed. I’ve always liked her.

A helicopter?? Yes! Oh, this is gonna be so good.

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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