ROYAL PAINS “Astraphobia” Review

ROYAL PAINS "Astraphobia" Season 2 Episode 16 – Lightning hits a park ranger who finds a spark with a storm chaser while Hank and Jill get stuck in a storm together in the "Astraphobia" episode of ROYAL PAINS.

The patients of the week aren’t the most exciting we’ve seen, even with the retrograde amnesia and super hearing, but they are two peas in a pod: lonely souls who look to nature for companionship. Jim Gaffigan is very good as the melancholy Ranger Pete, though it’s odd to see him so very not funny. I love his rule zombie story, especially how much more dramatic it is post-lightning strike. Soft-boned storm chaser Stacey (Hi, Jaime Ray Newman!) is an excellent match for him-she hears his carotid artery for goodness’ sake and there’s a nice lightning bolt/love metaphor. Pete just wants to be hit by lightning to be special, and Stacey shows him he is. Divya diagnosing Stacey with her body scan trick is a nice touch. "Wow. It’s almost like you’ve turned into Hank, except you say sh-edule." Read More...


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