How is it having a big star like Henry Winikler playing Hank and Evan's dad on the show?
The cast loves him. He is a great guy and perfect for the part. He brings a kindness and love to a bad guy. Hank, Evan and Eddie all have different perceptions of the past and they are all somewhat believable.
The end of the next episode made it look like it is possible that Tom Cavanaugh might be recurring on Royal Pains. Will he be?
There is nothing planned now, but we left it open because we would love to have him back if he is free. He enjoyed working on this episode and fit in well with the cast (I concur).
What is happening with all the romantic relationships on the show?
The Evan/Paige relationship is lots of fun and is evolving Evan's character. Hank and Emily's relationship will Climax and the Divya, Adam, Raj triangle will peak. Hank and Jill are star-crossed lovers - fate and timing never work out.
Evan's life will come together more as the season goes on, while Hank's will feel like it is coming apart.
How does the weather on Long Island affect shooting?
It can be difficult. We shoot from April through October, yet it is always summer on the show. It can be very chilly for the actors and crew during the spring and fall, especially for the actors who have to wear shorts and act like it is a hot summer day.
For more information, streaming episodes, games and much, much more, visit the USA Royal Pains website. And don't forget to tune to the USA network on Thursday night, January 20, 2010 for the return of Royal Pains at 9/8c and the premiere of Fairly Legal at 10/9c.