Royal Pains Season 6 Review “A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough” – It Takes a Village

Royal Pains Season 6 Episode 3 A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough (6)

In this episode of Royal Pains, called “A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough,” Hank and Evan have different ideas of how to reunite Emma and Eddie, Divya tries out a new nanny and Jeremiah continues to be the sweetest man of all time.

Just when I thought they couldn’t add any more twists to the Emma story, we got another shocker at the end of this episode. Well, maybe two, depending on how you look at it.

After pretty much laughing in her face when he first saw her, Eddie realized he made a mistake and that perhaps that wasn’t the best way to greet Emma. Once he discovered that he really was Emma’s father and that her mother really did lie to both of them, he felt even more awful about what he had done.

Enter Evan: Bridge Builder Extraordinaire. With his lovely assistant… erm I mean wife Paige by his side, Evan went about making everything right between his dad and his new baby sister. Of course Hank thought the two of them should figure things out for themselves, but Evan just couldn’t stand back to see if that would work. After a few stumbles (poor Pookie), Evan managed to get Eddie and Emma to engage in some real bonding time. Not only that, but he was able to put aside his own feelings of jealousy at no longer being the baby in order to do it.

Meanwhile, Divya was having a hard time getting back to work full-time and leaving little Sashi with a nanny. When she did finally do it, she made the rookie mistake of introducing said nanny to a frantic mother with a gaggle of energetic kids. After losing her nanny, Divya wasn’t sure what to do until Jeremiah once again came to her rescue. Proving that he really is the nicest guy in the world, Jeremiah volunteered to help take care of Sashi and even said that they could never wear out their welcome in his home.

Now, considering the fact that Jeremiah was spending his afternoons hiding out in a bar looking for peace and quiet, and screaming into pillows when no one was looking, I’m thinking he’s just about the best liar in the world. Though I suppose he really did mean Divya and the baby couldn’t wear out their welcome because he’s a gentleman and once he makes an offer, he never reneges on it. But I do hope that someone catches on to his dilemma soon as I’m not sure how much longer he’s going to be able to survive the way he is.

In the end, the first surprise about Emma came when Hank discovered that she was only 17 years old and had run away from her mother. But rather than send her home, the new family decided to stick together and continue to “raise” her as a group. I think that sounds like a fun idea and I can’t wait to see everyone playing parent/older sibling to her as the summer goes on.

The second surprise came when Evan admitted that he paid Emma to hang out with Eddie. The question now is: Did she really enjoy hanging out with her dad or did she only do it for the money? My guess right now is a little bit of both, but I guess we’ll have to see what happens.

My favorite bits:

“She stole his saliva.”

Hank telling Eddie he believed that he didn’t know about Emma.

Poor Jeremiah practically choking on his coffee when Matilda mentioned how wide-awake Sashi would be that evening.

Divya going out to work and momentarily forgetting to give Sashi to the nanny.

“That’s a lot of muffins, Evan.”
“What can I say? I worry, I bake.”

Evan jumping half out of his skin when he saw the huge teddy bear. I knew it was coming, but it was still hilarious.

“How’d it go?”
“Pookie is dead.”

Divya and Padma totally messing with Hank’s head.

Paige playing the part of Emma. I think she got it pretty spot-on.

Evan being jealous that Emma got a bigger bear than he did.

Laughing out loud when I found out the mother hand named two of her children “Judd” and “Nelson.” Brat Pack fan, I take it?

Evan going all protective-older-brother on the guys playing cards with Emma.

Hank learning the do’s and don’ts of a stakeout from Annie.

“What is it? PDA?”
“No, CPR.”

Eddie teaching Emma how to ride a bike. Too cute.

“Wow, a drum. That is like a dream.” – I know Divya has mommy-brain right now, but can she really not see how miserable Jeremiah is?

Divya finding out the hard way that one should never introduce a great nanny to a desperate mother.

Bacon and peanut butter sandwiches? I love you Eddie, but ick.

“I have been nothing but trouble. Why do anything for me?”
“Because we’re your family.” – Aw!

What did you think of this episode of Royal Pains? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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