We actually think it’s cool that Hank is friends with 17-year-old Tucker. If you were a decent 30-something guy and you met a really cool teenage kid with an absentee dad, why not step in? We enjoyed Tucker’s yellow button-down. His dad’s addiction story was way better than the horse and illustrator storylines of late. But there is no way someone as smart as Tucker’s dad (if he made all that money instead of inheriting it) would choose an unaccredited detox program. That’s ridic. Once on Hank’s program, the withdrawl scenes were actually really good, like watching Trainspotting. When Tucker caught his dad with pills in his jacket, Tucker tossed them down the driveway. We thought the dad should have scrambled on his hands and knees for them. When we found out that Evan had no female friends and no long-term girlfriends, we felt sorry for him. That was hilarious when Evan and his platonic European friend were at the beach and she took her top off. Very funny scene. Good job, Paulo! (Paulo is our new favorite since we granted us an on-set interview which you can read here). Divya kissed Evan to save him from a jealous boyfriend. Boris reappeared at the very end — very soap opera. He told Hank he was going to save Hank’s life but we don’t know how… Stay tuned! BTW, the show got picked up for a second season.
“Royal Pains,” USA Network, Thursdays, 10 p.m.