Titre original : Angels Under the Shadow of War
Saint Joanna Hospital must contribute some nurses to the front line, and many fear being picked. Candy has to take care of a patient, Marsha, who was a former nurse and lost her leg in the war. Marsha is upset that she receives the medical attention instead of the soldiers. Merry Jane arrives at Saint Joanna Hospital to pick one of her five students for the front in France. Candy reflects on Marsha's memories of the battlefield, along with the ties she has made over the years. Weighing the one against the other, Candy decides to volunteer and steps forward at the same time when Franny does. Merry Jane picks the more decisive sounding Franny. To her own conscious it seems wrong for Candy that Franny who has parents will risk death, while she who has none will remain. She has a heart-to-heart with Franny, and discovers Franny comes from a dysfunctional family who will not mourn her if she is killed in action. Meanwhile Franny begins to understand Candy's "meddling" comes from genuine concern for her safety. Despite Franny being too proud to embrace Candy as a friend, Franny recognizes that Candy has what it takes to become an excellent nurse.