I'm aware, but as long as I'm in this chair she won't leave me... which is why I'm paying you all of this money to keep my little secret.
|Adrian Powell, "Once More Unto the Bleach"|
Dr. Ryan is hired as Adrian Powell's concierge doctor when it appears he has become paralyzed following the explosion of his home. However, it's soon revealed that Adrian has paying Dr. Ryan to make up these claims in order to prevent his wife, Evelyn, from leaving him. He appears in "Once More Unto the Bleach".
Adrian pays Dr. Ryan to keep his secret. ("Once More Unto the Bleach")
Following the explosion of his home, Adrian winds up caught in the mix of things and becomes paralyzed from the waste down. Holding on to hope that her husband will be able to walk again, Evelyn hires the best concierge doctor in town: Dr. Ryan. Having met with Dr. Ryan, it appears to be bad news; Adrian will never walk again. Evelyn is perhaps more upset about this than her husband seems to be though, for now she's unable to divorce him without being judged. She questions Dr. Ryan about the tingling in Adrian's toes, but this is brushed off as phantom pain. Evelyn is refusing to accept this fate, but Dr. Ryan continues to proclaim there is no hope. While he apologizes for this, he does assures that besides this, Adrian is perfectly healthy, and still has a long healthy life ahead of him. However, when Adrian is later alone with Dr. Ryan, the latter expresses his concerns for Evelyn and how she reacted when finding out about her husband's predicament. Adrian states that he's aware, but that as long as he's in a wheelchair it assures she won't leave him... and then he stands up, revealing to have been able to walk this whole time. He hands Dr. Ryan a check, reminding him that this why he is paying him to keep quiet. ("Once More Unto the Bleach")