Titre original : Far from Reach but Near at Hand
The next morning, Candy returns to St. Joanna's in a desperate bid to ask clemency from Dr. Leonard, who references a war nurse named Catherine in his refusal to reinstate her. But Candy manages to get hired as a cleaning lady in the hospital instead. To her own surprise, the other nurses unite and stick up for Candy as well as bringing Dr. Leonard the news that Catherine died at the battlefield. Back on the hospital payrolls and exempted from night watches during her care for Albert, Candy discovers Albert is not home. While prowling the streets in search of Albert, Candy intercedes when three street thugs want to beat up Neil. Neil is not exactly appreciative, but once alone he recognizes Candy acted sincerely as if she had forgotten about the past. Not having found Albert, Candy returns home only to discover Albert is back already. It turns out that he found himself work and plans to buy Candy a gown with the gains for when she visits Terry in Broadway. Meanwhile Susanna interrupts Terry while he is rehearsing for his part while he has Candy on his mind. When he tells her to leave him alone, she finally breaks down, cursing Candy for being on his mind, and declares her love to him.