Titre original : Grandfather's Mansion
Candy and the other four Merry Jane students have two days of down time before starting their surgical training. As they go out to explore Chicago as a team, Archibald and Alistear pass by accident and recognize Candy. Before long, the Cornwell brothers drive off with the five student nurses to adventure. But when the brothers explain to Franny that Candy is adopted into the obvious powerful and rich Ardley family, Franny wants the car stopped and rejects Candy for being a rich girl who only studies to be a nurse for entertainment. Judy, Natalie, and Elanor follow her. Crestfallen, Candy asks the brothers to bring her to grandfather William's mansion, where Neil and Eliza are as well to visit great-aunt Elroy. But grandfather William has not been at his mansion for a while now. After avoiding great-aunt Elroy all those years, Candy finally goes out to meet her, apologizing for her behaviour in the past and explaining that she studies to become a nurse. When great-aunt Elroy rejects the notion of an Ardley working, Candy says she wants to abdicate her adoption. Great-aunt Elroy's health worsens with every word said. Despite Elroy's animosity, Candy still applies her nursing skills as the old woman is sleeping. When Eliza enters, wakes great-aunt Elroy and pretends to have taken care of her, Archibald reveals how Candy nursed her. Elroy ultimately realizes her debt to Candy, and when Eliza presses her to oust Candy, she finds she cannot.