Royal Pains continued its cheerful, warm-weather ways last night. Somehow it doesnât even matter that Mark Feuersteinâs Hank was still deeply resentful at the fact that his dad, Henry Winklerâs Eddie R., left the family when Hankâs mom was dying 20 years ago. Some let-it-go philosophy from little brother Evan (âPeople can changeâ), a little twinkle from the eyes of Winkler, and a big check from Eddie repaying the money he owed his sons, and things went swimmingly.
If Winkler was the main attraction as a semi-regular guest, it was guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub who got more camera time this evening. In what I think may be her first post-24 TV-series appearance, Rajskub played the pliant daughter of Christine Ebersoleâs Mrs. Newberg. Seeing Rajskub portraying a needy young woman who drove herself to physical and emotional extremes to keep her yoga-teacher boyfriend, I felt a little like I do when I see a member of the cast of The Wire pop up on a network-TV guest-spot - i.e., you had probably the best role of your career, and now you have to do this.
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