List of Royal Pains characters

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The following is a list of characters who have appeared on the USA Network series Royal Pains.

Cast[edit]

Main cast of Royal Pains
Actor Character Season
1 2 3 4 5 6
Mark Feuerstein Henry "Hank" Lawson Main
Paulo Costanzo Evan Roth Lawson Main
Jill Flint Jill Casey Main
Reshma Shetty Divya Katdare Main
Brooke D'Orsay Paige Collins Recurring Main
Campbell Scott Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz Recurring Main Recurring
Ben Shenkman Dr. Jeremiah Sacani Recurring Main
Willa Fitzgerald Emma Miller Recurring

Main characters[edit]

Hank Lawson[edit]

Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Mark Feuerstein
Information
Gender Male
Occupation ER doctor (until 2009)
Concierge doctor (2009–present)
Significant other(s) Jill Casey (2009, 2011–2012)
Emily Peck (2010–2011)
Nikki (until 2009)
Harper Kublick (2012-2013)
Relatives Evan Lawson (brother)
Eddie Lawson (father)
Ted Roth (grandfather)

Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson (Mark Feuerstein): A successful New York ER doctor soon to be married to his lovely fiancée, he was dismissed from his job because he triaged a dying teenager before a billionaire hospital benefactor. The benefactor dies, after being initially stabilized following a femoral artery catheterization, from causes attributed to pericardial tamponade. Hank stands up for himself by stating he saved the kid. He spends the next month in a tailspin of broken engagements and unpaid bills before his brother convinces him to attend a posh party in the Hamptons. At the party, he saves supermodel April, and wins the favor of the German nobleman, Boris. This leads to referrals to other rich clientele. Despite Hank's dislike of the upper class, a potential love interest in local hospital administrator Jill Casey convinces him to become a concierge doctor. He drives a well-aged Saab 900 Turbo convertible. He is originally from New Jersey and sometimes throws a Jerseyism into his speech. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", he mentions that he is Jewish. In the fourth season episode "Business and Pleasure", Hank mentions that he graduated from Northwestern University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

In the third season finale, Hank and Evan have split, with Hank leaving HankMed and Evan hiring Dr. Van Dyke to replace him. Hank rejoins HankMed in the middle of the fourth season.

In the fourth season finale, Hank has a major accident and knocks his head, needing surgery.

In the fifth season, Hank is still recovering from his surgery and becomes dependent on pain medication that he gets Jeremiah to prescribe. In the season finale, Hank takes Boris' job offer to travel with he and his family and be their personal doctor.


Evan Lawson[edit]

Evan Roth Lawson
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Paulo Costanzo
Information
Gender Male
Occupation CPA
CFO of HankMed (2009–present)
Spouse(s) Paige Collins (2012-present)
Relatives Hank Lawson (brother)
Eddie Lawson (father)
Ted Roth (grandfather)

Evan Roth Lawson (Paulo Costanzo): Hank Lawson's brother. He is an accountant (CPA), makes himself Hank's CFO after he establishes "HankMed" as well as the unofficial Public Relations Manager. He views the Hamptons as a place to pursue attractive women, especially Divya, who continually rebuffs him. He is materialistic, especially in comparison to Hank and when promised money and fun, he is up to do anything. He tries to promote HankMed against Hank's will, and many of his subplots revolve around him engaging in some scheme against Hank's wishes that ends up going wrong. When Hank is given a Tesla all-electric roadster by "New Parts" Newberg and her dog Koufax, Hank in turn gives it to Evan. In episode 12, "Wonderland", Evan invests all the capital from HankMed into a con stock company investment with a broker who turns out to be his and Hank's father, only to leave and inform his brother that he is going to try and get it back. He is a womanizer but it is often hinted that he is attracted to Divya, as he continues to make passes at her despite her rather harsh rebuffs. She kisses him passionately in episode 10, "Am I Blue?", to keep him from getting beaten up by the angry boyfriend of a girl Evan had been trying to be "just friends" with.

By the second season finale, he has finally in a serious relationship with Paige Collins and at Hank's urging has left with her for a trip to Europe.

In the third season, he proposes to Paige and they are currently engaged, but his ambitions and plans to expand HankMed cause major friction between himself and Hank. They get married with Eddie as the minister (his license from the internet) which turns out, in season 5, to not be legal in the Hamptons township bylaws.

In the sixth season, Hank offers his spare room, but Paige and Evan rent a new home and insist that Emma stay with them. This causes tension, as they begin to feel very cramped in such a small space with three people. Their landlord helps them realise mid-squabble, that Paige and Evan tend to put others needs above their own and they "do this to ourselves."

Divya Katdare[edit]

Divya Katdare
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Reshma Shetty
Information
Gender Female
Occupation Physician Assistant
Spouse(s) Rafa (2012-2013)
Significant other(s) Raj Bandyopadhyay (2009–2011)
Adam (2010, briefly)
Relatives Rubina Katdare (mother)
Devesh Katdare (father)

Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty): Hank's physician assistant. He later has her formal title changed to Physician Associate, on the grounds that people only look at the "Assistant" part of the title. She interviews to be Hank's physician assistant after word travels of Hank's instant reputation as a concierge doctor. Initially brushed off by Hank (despite her truckload of medical equipment), she has gained the job by the second episode. She is Indian and her family spends the summer in the Hamptons. Divya admits that she is practicing medicine without her parents' knowledge, stating that she is unhappy with the degree of control they try to exert over her, the most notorious example being forcing her to marry her childhood friend, an Indian man named Raj. In episode 5, "No Man Is An Island", Divya reveals to Jill that she has tried to start a concierge physician service twice before, but failed both times. She later is forced to tell her parents about her career after Evan practically told them everything (under the belief that they already knew). They accept the news, but still expect her to marry Raj and leave the Hamptons, letting her reveal that she hates the fact that her parents never consider any of her ideas. It was revealed that she first wanted to get into medicine when she was a little girl and helped take care of a cut on her friend. When she told her parents they did not listen and told her that she would get an MBA, marry Raj, and work at his business. In the last episode of the first season, she resolves to break off the engagement at the last minute. She changes her mind, and becomes engaged to Raj. In the second season, she becomes increasingly wary of her wedding, culminating in her becoming infatuated with Adam, one of HankMed's patients. In the season finale, after she and Raj are exposed to pneumonic plague, Divya decides to call off her wedding once and for all, as she felt the universe had sent her "one sign too many" that she could not ignore.

In the 2011 season premiere, Divya broke the news to her parents that she and Raj had broken off their engagement. Divya's mother tries to convince her to beg Raj to take her back. She tells her parents that she refuses to go along with their wishes and wants to marry for love instead, which upsets her father. In the episode "But There's a Catch", all signs point to the fact that Divya has been financially cut off by her parents after refusing to go through with the marriage, as her credit (which was still in her father's name) was refused when buying supplies for HankMed, her car was repossessed, and Evan finds out that she has not cashed any of the checks paid to her through the practice. Hank and Evan allow Divya to stay with them until she gets back on her feet, even going so far as to buy her a car. Divya eventually moves into a place of her own, only to discover that Raj's parents expect her personally to pay off the expenses they put into the engagement and wedding. Rather than sell her shares of HankMed to them, as they had intended, Divya takes a part-time shift at Hamptons Heritage to pay off the debt, but the mounting demands on her time juggling both jobs has serious consequences which cause her to resign of her own accord. By the end of the third season, Evan comes up with a solution to her debt problem.

In season 4, Divya and Rafa got married in Las Vegas but in the season finale of season 4, Divya says they need to end it, as she burns their license.

It is Revealed in episode one of season five that Divya is pregnant with Rafa's baby. In "Bones to Pick" Divya falls in pain and is rushed to the hospital where she, Hank, Evan, and Paige discover that she has a sub-chorionic hemorrhage behind the placenta. Jeremiah shows up at the hospital to see Divya after Evan calls him to talk to Divya. Everyone else leaves the room and Jeremiah admits his feelings to Divya. When Divya is put on bedrest, Jeremiah offers to take care of her, since she already still lives with him. Divya worries that he may still be in love with her and she says she doesn't want to take advantage of him, but Jeremiah says that he's outgrown his original feelings for her but that he hasn't outgrown his friendship with her.

In season 6, Divya has a party for her newborn little girl and the "army of random Hampton notables" her father invited.

Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz[edit]

Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Campbell Scott
Information
Gender Male
Spouse(s) Marissa Casseras
Significant other(s) Marisa Casseras
Children Carlos

Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz (Campbell Scott): A mysterious German nobleman with a large estate in the Hamptons (filmed at Long Island's Oheka Castle). In the series' pilot, Hank saves the life of April, a guest at Boris's party and Boris rewards Hank with a bar of solid gold, a job as concierge doctor, and use of his guest house. He has apparently referred several of Hank's patients to him and admits to "having plans" for Hank. Boris is extremely secretive, having moved to the Hamptons specifically to stay out of the public eye. Boris sometimes uses his money to bend and break rules. He owns a shark which was being used in a medical experiment and injures one of the scientists in one episode. Hank states after a physical examination that Boris is in almost perfect physical health, yet Hank knows that something is wrong. It is later discovered that Boris has a genetic disease that has affected, at least, the past three generations of his family. The condition causes a lack of muscle control, degenerating brain function, and death around the age of 44. Boris is somewhat cavalier about experimentation to cure his disease; this has led to unintended side effects such as muscle spasms and temporary blindness from not heeding Hank's advice.

In season two, Boris agrees to let Hank "quarterback" a cooperative effort between all of Boris's former doctors and researchers. Hank's first point of contact is for Dr. Marisa Casseras in Cuba, which is fortunate for Boris as they were former lovers. In "Medusa" they fly to Cuba to consult her; having diagnosed the condition, she allows for Boris to enter a clinical trial on the condition. While Hank suggests further research to confirm its success and validity, Boris begins treatment the next day. During a code blue where Boris crashes and needs to reboot, which loses the data for the trial but keeps him alive. He later decides to stay for an extended period to reconnect to Marisa, and he announces his news that Marisa will be defecting upon his return in "Whole Lotto Love". However, by the end episode it seems that she was arrested and detained, leaving a distressed, helpless Boris.

At one point, Jill drops Boris's name in an attempt to levy her way out of dealing with the hospital board. The stratagem works, but at the cost of losing Boris as a donor, as his privacy as an anonymous donor was violated. He is seen in the half-season finale flying out in a helicopter, despite his weakness, and retrieving Marisa from custody by unknown means. Also as a precaution against Eddie, he begins an investigation into the Lawsons to determine their implicitness in Eddie's role as a confidential informant, using his aide Catherine (Rena Sofer) posing as a patient. His findings are revealed to the family, which resulted in Eddie's heart attack. When it seems certain that Eddie will be convicted and sentenced to prison, he offers to have Eddie spirited out of the country and beyond extradition, but he makes it clear to Eddie that he is doing this for Hank and Evan's benefit because he believes that the brothers will be better off without Eddie in their lives. When he learns that Marisa is pregnant with his child and that Hank knew but did not tell him, he evicts Hank and Evan from his summer house. However, realizing his rashness and accepting the strength of Hank's ethics, he asks Hank to come back in season three and HankMed moves back into the summer house.

Hank discovers that Boris was poisoned with Thallium, which caused, among other things, muscle spasms. The diagnosis was made on the basis of Boris's blood causing Hank's bare hand to tingle. The poison was found in the swimming pool, and Dieter was nowhere to be found. They discuss the possibility that Boris's family inheritance of illness may have been the result of "family politics." Things become more complicated when a member of Boris's family comes for a visit, bringing hopes of reconciliation.

Boris is involved with Dimitri in a secret, multinational operation in Season 4. In the episode Off-Season's Greetings, it is hinted that he faked his own death in an explosion at Shadow Pond.

Paige Lawson[edit]

Paige Lawson
First appearance "Comfort's Overrated" (2.07)
Portrayed by Brooke D'Orsay
Information
Gender Female
Spouse(s) Evan Lawson (2012–present)
Significant other(s) Graham (until 2010)
Relatives William Collins (adopted father)
Ellen Collins (adopted mother)

Paige Lawson (née Collins) (Brooke D'Orsay): An upper-class girl who pays Evan to pretend to be her boyfriend while she has a relationship with a much older man. She is somewhat domineering, as is her father, who is a retired general. She is also naive, and believes that any problem can be solved by money. She engages in many hobbies befitting her high social status including hunting, painting, golf, and surfing, and has a long list of connections she can call upon.

Her first appearance, "Comfort's Overrated", was when her boyfriend Graham, a man in his 50s, was injured in a surfing accident. She attempts to hire Hank as a "faux-beau", a fake boyfriend to cover from her parents who are questioning her lack of evidence of having a boyfriend. While Hank declines, Evan manages to convince her to hire him, which leads to a day of makeovers and photo shoots. During this, Evan begins to fall in love with her, which Paige fails to or refuses to consider. Graham breaks up with her as he leaves for his African photo shoot, wishing that she did not feel the need to hide him from her parents.

However, her "faux-beau" diversion was still in effect, and in "Frenemies" Evan is taken to meet her parents. When her father blindsides them by taking them to a year-round hunting grounds, and Evan's inadequacy leads to him being (minorly) injured. After realizing Evan's dedication to her, and hearing his heartfelt, unrehearsed speech on her own dedications, she decides to take him out for dinner. After some major ups and downs in their relationship, at the end of the second season she invites Evan to join her in a trip to Europe and at Hank's urging he agrees.

In the third season, Evan proposed to Paige. In the 4th season, Paige found out she was adopted. At the season 4 finale, Paige and Evan got married. They get married with Eddie as the minister (his license from the internet) which turns out, in season 5, to not be legal in the Hamptons township bylaws.

In the fifth season, Paige is offered a job for a few months in Paris, just after Evan is elected into the township council. Paige says she thinks they need distance from everything that is getting in the way of their marriage. Evan finally acts like an adult and puts his and Paige's relationship above his own ambitions. Paige says that Kristoff can go to Paris and she'll stay here with Evan but the first thing they need to do is to get legally married and go to marriage counseling (as Evan says at the same time that they should go on their honeymoon). They then agree that they should go on a honeymoon.

In the sixth season, Hank offers his spare room, but Paige and Evan rent a new home and insist that Emma stay with them. This causes tension, as they begin to feel very cramped in such a small space with three people. Their landlord helps them realise mid-squabble, that Paige and Evan tend to put others needs above their own and they "do this to ourselves." They tell Emma and she says she completely understands and agrees to move into Hank's spare room.

Jeremiah Sacani[edit]

Jeremiah Sacani
First appearance "After the Fireworks" (4.1)
Portrayed by Ben Shenkman
Information
Gender Male
Occupation Doctor at HankMed

Dr. Jeremiah Sacani(Ben Shenkman) is one of the two physicians brought to HankMed by Evan after Hank temporarily resigns. Dr. Sacani is an excellent physician, but is extremely socially inept. He often is uncomfortable around people, preferring to distance himself to the point that he memorized his patients by Social Security Number rather than by name. He is shown to have a small amount of hero worship for Hank, whom he desperately wants to impress. He falls in love with Divya, very early on after he is hired, but she is unaware and it is so difficult to work with her while she's dating Rafa that he leaves to go on a research trip to Iceland.

When Divya's house needs to go under construction to get rid of toxic mould and adding a window to her walk-in closet for her new nursery, Jeremiah offers to share his home with Divya. He, at first, finds it very difficult to share his personal space with her when she tries to add a little homey touch to the kitchen by adding a bouquet of flowers and a throw. He later realises she is nesting and becomes more comfortable with her there. It isn't until season 5's "Bones to Pick" that Jeremiah admits to Divya how much he cares for her and her friendship. When Divya is put on bedrest, Jeremiah offers to take care of her, since she already still lives with him. Divya worries that he may still be in love with her and she says she doesn't want to take advantage of him, but Jeremiah says that he's outgrown his original feelings for her but that he hasn't outgrown his friendship with her.

Also in the 5th season, Jeremiah officially resigns from HankMed after feeling like he was manipulated and used by Hank when Hank asked him for a prescription for pain medication after his head surgery. Hank offers Jeremiah another option: that he can work at HankMed but never have to work with Hank because Jeremiah would be in charge, not Hank.

In season 6, Jeremiah struggles with living with Divya and her new baby because the baby is so messy, chaotic, and keeps urping on him (he even goes so far as to go into his closet and yell into a pillow to let out his frustrations). After Hank gets back from being a helicopter doctor, he asks Jeremiah if he wants to continue being the HankMed Director, which Jeremiah says he does. Jeremiah begins frequenting a pub for lunch and seems to be building a crush on the waitress.

Former characters[edit]

Jill Casey[edit]

Jill Casey
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Jill Flint
Information
Gender Female
Occupation Hospital administrator, Hampton's Heritage
Spouse(s) Charlie Casey (until 2009)
Significant other(s) Hank Lawson (2009, 2011–2012)

Jill Casey (Jill Flint): Hank's on-again/off-again girlfriend. She is an executive-level administrator at Hamptons Heritage, the area hospital looked down upon by the elite who have a running gag stating how it is a death trap or "taco stand", because it had saved her arm after a teenage surfing accident. Hank and Jill meet while leaving Boris's party and again when Hank is dealing with "New Parts" Newberg. At the end of the first season opener, Jill and Hank's love and career interests blossom at a clam shack. For the first three episodes Jill drives a well-aged Saab 900 Turbo convertible essentially identical to Hank's car, but replaces it with a new Toyota Prius after her Saab "dies". She describes Hank as "cute", as she says in episode 2 while she is drunk, and again at the end of the episode, when not drunk. She is often worried that her relationship with Hank will turn out like her other relationships, all of which were disasters. In episode 7 she reveals that she gave her ex-husband (Charlie) an ultimatum, either her or his job, he chose his job and left her. It is later revealed she is still legally married to Charlie, because with all his travels she could never locate him to give him the papers to sign. In the last episode of the first season, she was going to tell Hank she wanted to be with him, she sees him with another girl (his patient for the episode) and gets the wrong idea. She later kicks Charlie out of her house at the end of the first season. Her maiden name is McGillicuddy, something she is not fond of. She has three older brothers. She left the show to organize hospitals in Africa, thus fulfilling her dream of helping the poor.

Emily Peck[edit]

Dr. Emily Peck
First appearance "Keeping the Faith" (2.03)
Last appearance "A History of Violins" (2.15)
Portrayed by Anastasia Griffith
Information
Gender Female
Occupation Concierge doctor
Significant other(s) Hank Lawson (2010–2011)

Dr. Emily Peck (Anastasia Griffith): A rival concierge doctor. She is young and overachieving, with an arrogant, perfectionist attitude. She has a podcast and believes in schmoozing her patients much more than Hank does. She is hired by Boris as a substitute for Hank during his (extended) stay in Cuba, and Divya has trouble putting up with her. She later moves to the Hamptons, claiming that the Hamptons are big enough for the both of them, leading to conflict when she attempts to secure her own position through aggressive marketing. She eventually leaves to San Diego during "Big Whoop" to deal with family.

She is more cautious socially, legally and pragmatically, as she refuses to react to calls for a doctor unless she can be sure it would not legally endanger her. Her attitude to medicine leads to many conflicts; rather than using the most medically sound practice, she would rather use a more well-received treatment to keep her patients liking her. Nevertheless, her perfectionism leads to hold all in high standards, including herself; any clinical error she makes she finds distressing. She and Hank carry on a relationship for portions of the second season, but the relationship ends when Emily is either unwilling or unable to share of herself with Hank as much as he hoped.

Tucker and Libby[edit]

Tucker Bryant
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Ezra Miller
Information
Gender Male
Significant other(s) Libby
Relatives Marshall Bryant IV (father)
Marshall Bryant III (grandfather)
Libby
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Meredith Hagner
Information
Gender Female
Significant other(s) Tucker Bryant
Relatives Elyse (Julie Benz) (Mother)

Tucker Bryant (Ezra Miller) and Libby (Meredith Hagner): Hank's second and third Hamptons patients. Tucker Bryant is the teenage great-grandson of the inventor (Marshall David Bryant II) of the blender (in reality, the blender was invented by Stephen J. Poplawski) and Libby is his girlfriend. Tucker and Libby were injured when Tucker crashed his father's Ferrari F430. Libby's injuries are mild, but she proves to be a cyberchondriac and thanks to the Internet is prone to bouts of medical babbling. She is also a health nut, prompting Tucker to state, "she has food so fresh you can taste the dirt"; Tucker describes Libby as "a handful" but quickly adds "but the best usually are." Hank discovers that Tucker, who was more severely wounded, is a hemophiliac, which complicates his injuries. Hank performs a MacGyver-like procedure to stabilize him (such procedures are pretty commonplace in the series). Hank later befriends the couple, despite a stern rebuke from Tucker's wealthy father, Marshall David Bryant IV. The elder Bryant, however, is rarely home, which causes Hank to become a surrogate father to Tucker. The couple is almost broken up by Evan's bad advice to Tucker on trust in male/female relationships, but ultimately remain together. Later in season two, it is revealed that Tucker's father is a substance abuser (after a severe withdrawal overseen by Hank, Tucker takes his father to a rehab center in New Canaan) and that Tucker's grandfather has "cut off" Tucker's father. Tucker is now in charge of his father's finances. In season three, Hank must treat Libby's bisexual mother Elyse (Julie Benz), who has trouble healing from an injury due to scurvy.

Marshall Bryant[edit]

Marshall David Bryant IV
First appearance "There Will Be Food" (1.02)
Portrayed by Andrew McCarthy
Information
Gender Male
Occupation Heir
Children Tucker Bryant
Relatives Marshall Bryant III (father)

Marshall David Bryant IV (Andrew McCarthy): Tucker's father and the heir to the blender fortune. He is rarely home, leaving Tucker to fend for himself. He is also domineering, and does not like it when Hank or Tucker stand up to him. In one episode, he is revealed to have a substance abuse problem. Marshall attempts to use a rapid detoxification program, which almost kills him, yet he continues to use drugs. Tucker responds by telling his father that what he wants for his birthday present is for his father to get clean, and he is last seen being driven by Tucker to a detox center. In the second season it is revealed that he has been cut off from his money by his father and all the money has been left to Tucker.

Charlie Casey[edit]

Dr. Charlie Casey
First appearance "It's Like Jamais Vu All Over Again" (1.09)
Last appearance "Wonderland" (1.12)
Portrayed by Bruno Campos
Information
Gender Male
Occupation ER Doctor
Spouse(s) Jill Casey (until 2009)

Dr. Charlie Casey (Bruno Campos): Jill's husband and a doctor at Hampton's Heritage. He is portrayed as a pompous jerk unable to take no for an answer, yet seemingly liked among the higher staff, where Jill once stated, "through any disaster he has come out of clean, leaving me to clean up the mess". When things do not work out with Jill, she gives him an ultimatum to choose between her and his job, and he chooses his job. When Jill attempts to file for divorce, Charlie flees the country to invalidate it, though when he returns, he hints that he might let the divorce go through, yet he repeatedly postpones signing it to try to woo her. He is alluded to in several episodes, most of the times being brought up by Jill when Hank does something that reminds her of Charlie and makes her believe she is making the same mistake again. Charlie eventually makes an appearance halfway through the first season, when he confronts Jill and gets brambles removed by Hank. He also gets his old job back at Hamptons Heritage. He is trying to win Jill back, which complicates things with Jill and Hank and hinders their relationship for a while. In the first season finale, she kicks Charlie out of her house after he lies to her. It is also revealed he quit from Hamptons Heritage and moved away.

Elizabeth Blair[edit]

Dr. Elizabeth Blair
First appearance "Spasticity" (2.01)
Last appearance "Big Whoop" (2.11)
Portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden
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Gender Female
Occupation Surgeon
Spouse(s) Jamie Zimmerman (estranged)
Children Jake Zimmerman

Dr. Elizabeth Blair (Marcia Gay Harden): A surgeon and board member at Hamptons Heritage Hospital who is a mentor-turned-adversary to Jill. After the resignation of Charlie, Blair believes Jill is a liability to the hospital. She becomes one of Hank's clients when her son develops carbon monoxide poisoning from an improperly vented hot tub. In the second season, she often tries to interfere with Jill's free clinic proposal, although she claims it is because of the board's decision.

Recurring characters[edit]

Ms. Newberg[edit]

"New Parts" Newberg
First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Portrayed by Christine Ebersole
Information
Gender Female
Significant other(s) Eddie Lawson (2010–present)
Relatives Blake (step-daughter)
Granddaughter

Ms. "New Parts" Newberg (Christine Ebersole): A middle-aged woman who is always having cosmetic surgery that turns out badly. In the first episode, when one of her saline implants fails, Hank empties her other implant to make both breasts even. In the third episode, Evan signs her to a summer-long retainer for a large amount of money. However, she cares deeply for anyone who works for her, referring to them as family, even using her retainer to have Hank take care of her maid. She is also obsessed with her dog Koufax, and throws a "bark mitzvah" for him. She has been married at least three times to a lawyer, a doctor and a banker. She has a stepdaughter named Blake and at least one granddaughter. In season two, it is revealed that she has begun a relationship with Eddie Lawson. Although Hank and Evan are skeptical, it seems that the relationship has a positive effect on Eddie, though Newberg sometimes assumes the persona of an overbearing stepmother. In between seasons two and three, Ms. Newberg allowed Hank and Evan to stay at her mansion and operate their business after they were evicted from Boris' summer house (she resides in Manhattan outside the summer).

Eddie Lawson[edit]

Eddie R. Lawson
First appearance "Spasticity" (2.01)
Portrayed by Henry Winkler
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Gender Male
Significant other(s) Ms. Newberg (2010–present)
Children Hank Lawson
Evan Lawson
Emma Miller
Relatives Ted Roth (father)

Eddie Roth Lawson (Henry Winkler): Hank and Evan's father. He is discussed extensively in season one. During Hank's adolescence and Evan's childhood, he walked out on the family when their mother was dying. Evan has been able to reconcile himself with his father's legacy, but Hank has pointedly not. At the end of season one, Evan lends all of HankMed's capital to Eddie, which almost bankrupts HankMed and leads to a rift between Hank and Evan. He makes his first on-screen appearance in the season two opener, when he returns some of Hank and Evan's money, to which Hank responds by punching him in the face. By the next episode, he has returned all of the money and has begun a relationship with "New Parts" Newberg. Though Hank asks Eddie to leave The Hamptons (as he is causing him too much trouble), he decides to stay. He attempts to be a good father to his children, but often misses the mark. He attempts to pull some sort of con on Boris Ratenicz, which later turns out to be spying on him for the Securities and Exchange Commission in return for a reduced fraud sentence. It is a devastating blow to him when he is actually convicted and sentenced to prison. He accepts Boris' offer of escape but in a last-minute change of heart agrees to stay and serve his sentence. In season three, he is conditionally released on a special work program, one of the conditions of which is the wearing of an ankle bracelet and night-time confinement at his sponsor's house–the sponsor in question being his estranged father (Ed Asner). After his successful parole hearing, he decides to remain temporarily in Florida to repair his relationship with his father.

Marissa Casseras[edit]

Dr. Marissa Casseras
First appearance "Medusa" (2.04)
Portrayed by Paola Turbay
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Gender Female
Occupation Doctor
Significant other(s) Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Children Carlos Casseras Kuester von Jurgen-Ratenicz

Dr. Marissa Casseras (Paola Turbay): A Cuban doctor who is one of the leading experimenters on Boris's condition. She advocates a risky procedure for Boris that involves a bone marrow extraction, of which Hank disapproves. She and Boris are somewhat amorous, and it is her love for Boris that drives her. When attempting to flee Cuba for the United States, she is arrested. Boris later brings her to the Hamptons, where Hank finds out she is pregnant and that she does not want Boris to know because of his determination that his genetic condition will not be passed on. Boris is angered when he learns about the pregnancy and that Hank kept the knowledge from him; however, his attitude changes and they have a son, with Hank becoming the child's godfather.

Adam Pierce[edit]

Adam Pierce
First appearance "Whole Lotto Love" (2.10)
Portrayed by Patrick Heusinger
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Gender Male
Significant other(s) Divya Katdare (2010, briefly)

Adam Pierce (Patrick Heusinger) is a former HankMed patient with whom Divya had a brief affair. After kissing him, she immediately confessed to Hank, promising she would never see him again. However, she later returned to treat him, angering Hank. Though Adam still wanted to date Divya, she said she could not, as she was engaged to Raj. The heavily conflicting desires of Divya and the resultant emotional confusion resulted in Adam leaving to film another documentary at the end of "A History of Violins".

Jack O'Malley[edit]

Jack O'Malley
First appearance "Mulligan" (2.13)
Last appearance "This One's For Jack" (3.16)
Portrayed by Tom Cavanagh
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Gender Male
Occupation Professional Golfer
Significant other(s) Ex-wife

Jack O'Malley (Tom Cavanagh) is a professional golfer first seen paired with Jill Casey at a golf fundraiser in Season 2. He had been a promising young golfer, but had choked during a tournament on the 18th tee. He is first diagnosed by Hank of having a disorder of the hand causing the curvature of his fingers, and is successfully treated. Jack returns in Season 3 in order to get a physical from Hank, but discovers that he has Lupus. He attempts to delay treatment and later passes away.

Emma Miller[edit]

Emma
Portrayed by Willa Fitzgerald
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Gender female
Occupation waitress/chef
Relatives half-brothers Hank Lawson
Evan Lawson

Emma Miller (Willa Fitzgerald) is the 17-year old half-sister of Hank and Evan, the daughter of Eddie and Meredith (a fling from a long time ago). Eddie did not know that Emma existed, but later finds out from a PI investigation that Emma ran away from her mother and has been lying to everyone about her childhood. Eddie, Hank, Evan, and Paige invite Emma to stay with them for the summer. Evan admits to Paige that he paid ("bribe" in Paige's words) Emma to hang out with Eddie and to help her pay for her apartment because it's so expensive "I was trying to be a good brother." He says that he just wanted Emma to have a chance to get to know Eddie. At the end of season 6, episode 4: "A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough," Evan says to Paige, "is she staying because of us or because of me?" After moving in with Paige and Evan, they eventually ask her to move out because they're too crowded in their new place. Emma moves in with Hank. Emma also begins babysitting for Divya on a regular basis. In "Goodwill Stunting" Emma sells a picture of a celebrity to a gossip magazine.

Minor characters[edit]

Dieter[edit]

Dieter (Dieter Riesle): Boris's manservant. He has appeared in several episodes with his employer, Boris, but has almost no dialogue. He does a variety of tasks, including assembling dossiers on people with whom Boris associates. He was the one responsible for Boris' near-death poisoning in the first half of Season Three, and in the penultimate episode of Season Three it is revealed he was arrested in Germany. He has been replaced since by a similar character named Friedrich.

Harper Kubelick[edit]

Dr. Harper Kubelick (Kat Foster) is a young pediatrician whom Hank dated early in Season 4. They break up when Hank choses to stay with a patient "just in case" there was something wrong with her (she was fine) instead of going to Harper's family reunion. When Hank called, Harper said, "She must be happy you were there to support her" to which Hank replies, "Yeah."