Titre original : The Angel in White is a Dimwit
Franny is impatient with Candy's late morning sleeping, talkativeness, inexperience and lack in knowledge. Meanwhile, the patients play innocent pranks to capitalize on Candy's naivete. While trying to engage a timid, weak girl in a wheelchair in extremely kind conversation about where the best scenery is, the girl fears Candy is so nice because she is soon to die, and this fear may have been too much for the girl who has cardiac issues. Merry Jane is displeased with both Franny and Candy, and nicknames Candy "dim-wit". Eventually Candy manages to outwit one of her prankster patients into eating his meal. Franny challenges Candy to try her tactics on a recalcitrant boy reading a book and refusing to eat. Candy's sternness causes the boy to start a tantrum, which earns her another stern scolding. Both Merry Jane and Candy wonder whether she is cut out to be a nurse after all. Candy tries again, this time appealing to the boy's taste in literature about cowboys. Though first ordering her out, the boy does eat his meal and asks Candy to teach him how to throw a lasso. Merry Jane compliments Candy for a job well done and reminds her against tardiness to class.