by Allyson Koerner
With summer ending, that also means Royal Pains must come to a close. Tonight was the Season 6 finale, leaving fans wanting more and hoping for a renewal.
So where did tonight’s episode leave us? As we saw last week, Emma took off and Boris made a huge announcement about buying Hamptons Heritage. This week’s episode left us with a little bit of closure on some fronts, but, of course, a few questions were left unanswered, like what was the purpose of Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick’s cameo?
Read our recap of Royal Pains 6×13: “Ganging Up” to find out all of the juicy details!
The episode opens with Evan and Hank trying to locate Emma (who didn’t leave without reimbursing Evan for his bribery money). Brothers Lawson soon learn Emma is with their dad in Manhattan. Because they’re wonderful men and brothers, Hank and Evan tell Emma that she’s made them more proud than disappointed, despite all her faults this summer. Emma decides to go with Eddie on the last leg of his book tour and now it seems the Lawsons are one big happy family — for now.
Just Call Me Bob
Paige and Evan swear to “break up” with Bob now that they’re happy. When sitting down to tell him, Bob asks if he can join HankMed. This works out perfectly for Paige and Evan, because it would be a conflict of interest to still see him if he does join. The problem? Jeremiah discovers Bob is not a licensed therapist, but Paige doesn’t care, as Bob “changed their lives” — for the better. Paige and Evan confront Bob (on both accounts), and he is so proud that they decided on their own to end their sessions with him. Even though Bob cannot join HankMed, this doesn’t stop Jeremiah from reaching out to Bob for personal help. He wants to try and change, and, most likely, heal after Viviana (who, by the way, won her case and gets to stay in the U.S.) leaves for Tulsa. As for Paige and Evan, they’re going to get married (again), go on a “ridiculous” honeymoon and buy a house.
Meant to Be?
Despite dealing with a lawsuit thanks to Rafa (yes, he now wants sole custody of Sashi), it looks like Divya might have a potential love interest on her hands. Guess what? You know him! No, it’s not Jeremiah, but Raj! Yes, that Raj aka the one she was supposed to marry. Divya and Raj run into one another at the end, where he admires Sashi and reveals he’s now divorced. Maybe I’m jumping the gun (or should I say broom?) here, but I totally got the romance vibe. After all, why would Raj just saunter in now of all times? Maybe these two should’ve just listened to their parents from the start!
The finale focused heavily on Evan and Hank’s sibling relationship. With Hank rejecting Boris’ board position, Evan can’t help but wonder why. Hank tells Boris it’s always a slippery slope with him and he doesn’t want to start slipping. Boris tries to persuade Hank by telling him he’s not just buying the hospital for research, but because he wants to settle in the Hamptons — for good. Hank still declines, but promises to remain his doctor. (Important note: after Hank leaves, Boris’ vision becomes blurry and he falls. It looks like his condition is getting worse.) In typical Evan fashion, he attempts to question Hank about his rejection. Hank’s response? To stay out of it. In the end, Hank (thanks to Paige) realizes Evan just wants to be included, especially when it comes to Boris and Hank’s relationship. So, Hank ends up joining the board, alongside Evan, who now holds the title of Vice Chairman. The finale closes with a sweet moment between these beloved brothers. Hank tells Evan he’s not worried about hospital politics or Boris with his baby brother around, after all, per Hank, “When you and I gang up, there’s no stopping us.”
Best Character Return:
I’m so thankful for the return of Kyle Howard as Paul Van Dyke. Plus, we also got Danny Masterson as his fraternal twin brother, Danny. Like Evan and Hank, these two have a love/hate relationship, but that’s not stopping Paul from giving his big bro (by three minutes and 13 seconds, or 12, depending on who you ask) his kidney. Can we also talk about Evan’s nicknames for these two? VD and DVD. Amazing.
Most Random (Yes, Another) Cameo:
Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick had a tiny cameo. Yes, it was pointless, but I have to admit that they did a better acting job than a particular Real Housewives of Orange County star.
Top Flashback Moment:
The final scene was a lovely reference to the last scene of the pilot, where Evan walks into their place at Shadow Pond and Hank puts on his sunglasses. Memories.
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