Royal Pains Season 5 Review “Vertigo” – Hank is Still Working on Acceptance

In this episode of Royal Pains, called "Vertigo," Hank opens up a little bit about his struggles since the surgery, Evan continues to run for city council and Paige ends up with an interesting client. Thanks to Comic-Con last week, this review is a tad late. But hey, better late than never, right? It seems like we’ve been waiting a while to find out more about Hank and his possible addiction to pain killers. I was glad to see them finally address it in this episode, but they put a twist on the story that I wasn’t expecting. Unless I misunderstood what happened, it looked like Hank wasn’t so much fighting an addiction as he was hating the fact that he had to take the pills in the first place. Could it be that he has been hiding them because he just doesn’t want to see them and acknowledge that he needs to be on them to continue with his recovery? That could even explain the awkwardness of his exam with Jeremiah. It’s a new way of looking at the entire situation and I’m interested to see how it continues to play out this season. READ MORE...

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