Henry Winkler on His Royal Pains Return and "Insane" Parks and Rec Guest Spot
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[...] I went, 'Oh, you read my books?' and he said, 'No, I love Royal Pains.
Since Winkler's debut on the show in Season 2, the actor has made quite an impression as the charming yet calculating Eddie R. Lawson.
Eight months after Eddie last popped in the Hamptons for Evan's wedding, the character returns on Wednesday's episode (9/8c, USA) to help Hank (Mark Feuerstein) deal with his painkiller problem.
After being in denial about his dependency for so long, how will Hank react? "Hank is a really good doctor and it's really hard to see yourself," Winkler says.
A Royal Pains intervention - or an invitation as Evan & Co. call it - might seem like a dark turn for the blue-sky series, but Winkler praised the writers for making Hank's issue feel organic.
Four years after debuting as Hank and Evan's long-lost, less-than-perfect father, Winkler says he still looks forward to being asked to return to Royal Pains.
With his new role on Parks and Recreation, his recent returns to Roy
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