‘Royal Pains’ season 5, episode 11 preview: Hank’s intervention; Jenna Elfman’s turn

Royal Pains -After last night’s “Royal Pains” season 5 episode, it is pretty easy to draw one conclusion about Hank Lawson: The guy’s in trouble. His addition to prescription medication has been finally outed, and this is a major problem when it comes to his future. If he continues to treat patients while medicated, there are all sorts of risks that come with that … especially if he hands out his own narcotics to patients in tough situations.

On next week’s episode, one person in particular is going to try and run an intervention on Hank, mostly because she is one of the few with the guts to try: Divya. She will try to stop him from doing anything that could further hurt himself, but there is one problem that comes with that: We’ve learned already that he is not exactly someone who prides himself on listening to what other people say, and he’s stubborn as an ox. Therefore, this is probably going to take some time.

On the guest-starring front, get ready to see Jenna Elfman a week after appearing on “So You Think You Can Dance” as a guest judge. She’s a talented lady who admittedly hasn’t had the best luck with full-time acting gigs as of late; just take a look at “1600 Penn” from earlier this year as evidence. Hopefully, we’re also going to see series regular Ben Shenkman back in action full-time this week, after being pretty MIA during this past episode. Sooner or later, he’s got to reveal to Divya where his feelings lie, especially with her already staying with him / wrecking his kitchen.

Take a look at our full review for last night’s episode here if you haven’t already, and of course, we are going to be back soon with more of the latest “Royal Pains” scoop.

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