You know, I’m starting to think that this may be my favorite season of Royal Pains. Every episode has been entertaining. The same can be said about last night’s terrific installment. It seems that the writers are really into a good groove and most of the storylines are really firing on all cylinders.
Before I delve into some of the other plots, I really want to discuss a new storyline that took me by surprise — Jeremiah’s crush on Divya. I can’t say that I blame him. I think you all know how I feel about actress Reshma Shetty. Still, I was honestly intrigued by the idea that the writers started to go this route. In my humble opinion, I feel that Jeremiah has been one of the highlights of this season. I wasn’t so fond of him at first, but he’s grown on me tremendously, and I really enjoyed seeing him interact with Divya to help a patient. I’m rooting for him. Hell, I hope he wins her affections.
Anyway, the medical case of the week was a rather unique one. Aside from putting Jeremiah and Divya together, it gave us Pooch Hall of BET’s The Game as a martial arts master with a crying problem. That was nice … almost as nice as Evan’s subplot concerning him winning a Lamborghini. Sure, it was fluff, but I found it funny.
In fact, I found the majority of the episode to be enjoyable — everything that is except for Hank. It pains me to say this but I found Hank’s plot to be a little boring which is saying something considering that he’s the main character. Now, this is a problem. I like Boris. I like the element of intrigue that he brings to the show. However, the Hank and Boris stuff just wasn’t doing it for me. I’m actually thinking that the writers should turn Boris into a recluse and simply give Jeremiah more to do. I digress.
Nevertheless, one good thing did come from that particular plot — Hank found out that Christine, Jill’s pretty yet bland replacement, may be double-crossing him. I’ll admit that I’m somewhat interested in seeing where that goes, but it isn’t on my must-see list. Let’s hope the writers give Hank something else worthwhile because I didn’t find his plot with the undercover chick all that interesting either … but that’s enough grumbling for today.
Royal Pains spices up my Wednesday nights. Does it do the same for you? Are you intrigued by Jeremiah’s new crush on Divya? Should Hank break it off with Christine? Does Evan shop at JCPenney? Seriously, I want to know where he gets those colorful ensembles. Let me know!