February 15th, 1997 :: episode #118
Between Friends - parts 1 & 2
Sully's closest friend, Daniel Simon, falls in love with Dr. Mike when he comes to Colorado Springs for a visit. Sully and Dr. Mike are going through a bad time struggling to scrape up enough money to make the month's bank payment on their loan when Daniel arrives in town for a long overdue visit.
While Sully is away for a few days doing odd jobs trying to raise some cash, Preston arrives on behalf of the bank to reposses the homestead for non-payment of the load. Daniel, now a wealthy man thanks to a recent gold strike, overrides Dr. Mike's objections and steps in and pays off the entire loan.
Upon hearing how Daniel interfered in his business, the proud Sully becomes furious at his best friend. Then Sully realizes that Daniel has fallen in love with Dr. Mike, which takes her by surprise and further strains relationships all around. This also causes him to pay even more attention to Michaela. When a situation leads to Sully leaving, Dr. Mike wonders why she didn't notice the problems sooner.