to use his medical protocols on Billy.
Her anger at her family’s refusal to consider the idea prompts Ashley to visit Billy where she cries, “I’m the one who is supposed to die, not you.” Overhearing the confession, Traci (Beth Maitland) questions why her elder sister would say such a thing but Ashley quickly covers her tracks.
Soon after, Simon also raises eyebrows when he makes cryptic comments about Ashley while persuading the doctors to listen to his treatment suggestions. He successfully covers too but Stitch (Sean Carrigan) and Abby (Melissa Ordway) are left wondering why Ashley is such a huge proponent of Simon’s unethical work.
After the doctors and the Abbott family refuse to try Simon’s techniques, Ashley quietly comforts him over his frustrations, urging him to put his faith in the knowledge that his methods will be proven with her. Simon starts Ashley’s treatment as they cling together, hoping for the best.
Within days, it appears that the treatment is working as Simon reports the good news that Ashley’s blood is absorbing the drug treatments. Despite her exhaustion, Ashley is pleased for both of them, con dent that Simon can cure her.
The treatment continues with Simon attentively nursing Ashley through the crisis. He tenderly tucks her into bed and holds her while she falls asleep. Gently stroking Ashley’s hair, Simon whispers that her mission is to get better, making it clear that he’s quickly developing romantic feelings for her. TVS
Dr Sandy Anderson continues to walk an increasingly fragile tightrope as she anxiously maintains her manipulation of Sharon, Nick and Sage to prevent them from discovering that she stole Nick and Sage’s supposedly dead son Christian to pass him off as Sullivan, the newborn baby boy of Sharon and Dylan.
Despite keeping her motives for the baby switch a closely guarded secret, Dr Anderson (Elizabeth Bogush) isn’t about to give up her psychological hold over Sharon (Sharon Case) even though Sharon has been released from the psychiatric hospital. Visiting her patient at home, Dr Anderson insists on altering Sharon’s medication regime with the aim of strengthening her in uence over her.
Taking advantage of Sharon’s edginess about her medication, Dr Anderson questions her about her involvement with Sage (Kelly Sullivan) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) and the couple’s ongoing marital problems in the wake of Christian’s “death”. She’s eager to keep Sharon, Nick and Sage isolated from each other and seethes with anger when Sharon reports that Sage and Nick are reconciling their problems and have moved back in together.
Suddenly, Sage arrives for a visit, immediately suspicious of Dr Anderson’s presence and her ongoing involvement in Sharon’s personal life. Already uneasy about the doctor’s motives following her efforts to persuade Nick to abandon his marriage, Sage accuses Dr Anderson of perpetrating a professional con ict of interest.
Playing on Sage’s distress, Dr Anderson taunts her about her continued interaction with Sharon’s baby, suggesting that Sage could have a complete breakdown if she doesn’t stay away from the baby and take the time to properly grieve her own loss. Aware that Sage is
ALL QUIET Ashley (Eileen Davidson) wants to keep her illness a secret. Billy