Royal Pains (2009–2016)
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The Good News Is... 

Hank helps a theater legend as she deals with confusion and memory loss at Eddie's wedding. He also reconciles Eddie and Evan before the ceremony. Paige & Evan await pregnancy test results.


Michael Rauch


Andrew Lenchewski (created by), John P. Rogers (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Feuerstein ... Hank Lawson
Paulo Costanzo ... Evan R. Lawson
Reshma Shetty ... Divya Katdare
Brooke D'Orsay ... Paige Collins
Ben Shenkman ... Jeremiah Sacani
Henry Winkler ... Eddie R. Lawson
Cloris Leachman ... Annette Bellamy
Bob Gunton ... Ret. General William Collins
Lisa Banes ... Ellen Collins
Joshua Bell ... Joshua Bell
Bryan Terrell Clark ... Officer John
Maria Dizzia ... Cindy Green
Rupak Ginn ... Raj Bandyopadhyay
Kyle Howard ... Dr. Paul Van Dyke
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Jim Harper


On the day of father Eddie's wedding with Mrs. Newberg, Hank has a very hard time convincing Evan first to attend, then to speech and sort of reconcile, but Paige's gratitude for processing a pregnancy test disappointment does the trick. Many scenes are sung, some even danced; in musical-style, which only makes sense after Hank diagnoses retired star Annette Bellamy's worrisome condition, requiring two hasty 'excursions' to hospital. Various guests rather praise the brothers' invaluable help, or just indulge in their own priorities, like pregnant Divya and Raj. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama






Release Date:

29 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When talking about his son's ingenuity as a doctor, Henry Winkler's character makes reference to MacGyver. Henry Winkler was a an executive producer of the show MacGyver. See more »


References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Continuing a fine tradition
4 June 2017 | by jtphil-2See all my reviews

Ever since Joss Whedon started the tradition with an outstanding musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", other series such as "Scrubs" and "Psych" have gotten into the act. Usually the results are a lot of fun, and the "Royal Pains" musical episode is no exception. In its final season "Royal Pains" is wrapping up story lines, bringing back characters, and just generally bringing the series to a fitting conclusion. "The Good News Is..." works very well in that framework.

In order to justify characters breaking into song, the musical episodes of non-musical shows have to come up with a gimmick of some sort, and "Royal Pains" essentially recycles a gimmick used in an earlier series. No matter; it works, and that's all that counts.

Of course, doing a musical requires songs, and Tom Kitt supplied some good ones: hummable tunes and lyrics that are true to the characters. My favorite is the big production title number where former patients return to thank Hank for saving them. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that the patients are not all played by the original actors.

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