Titre original : A Small Castle in the Outskirts
Candy and Albert have little luck in their search for an apartment. Them not being relatives nor married, both prospective landlords and Dr. Leonard would consider it living in sin. With the help of the Cornwell brothers, Candy manages to rent an apartment at Mr. Thomas's house, but needs to resort to lying to Dr. Leonard about her living arrangements. Annie is apprehensive of what Terry will think if he finds out about it. Candy cannot lie to Terry and writes him a letter to explain the need for it. When Susanna Marlowe visits Terry in the morning, the landlady asks her to give him his mail and thereby discovers that Candy and Terry are in regular contact. When Terry shows her the door, not wanting her romantically enticed efforts to spend time with him, Susanna decides to keep Candy's letter from him. But Susanna's conscience wins out, when she cannot ignore that Terry takes no notice of her and seems to pine for Candy in silence. While Terry admits he would be upset if it were any other man, he writes to Candy that he has no problems with Candy helping Albert in this way. If he could, he would come down himself and help Albert as well. But Dr. Leonard is less forgiving, when he follows Candy home one night, after noticing Albert picking her up from work. He tells her that she can care for Albert day and night from now on and is not welcome at the hospital anymore, unless she relinquishes Albert. But that is the last thing Candy can do.