Ashley got all healed up and on her feet again, and I was expecting her to be somewhere on the Normandy after leaving the Citadel, but she's nowhere to be found. I talked to Udina, but his answer was just that she's become a Spectre, the first of many since the war broke out, apparently. Doesn't she know she's more than welcome on board? Especially since I romanced her in the first game and remained loyal during the second.
The answer is yes, Spoiler:
but it will be after the assault on the Citadel by Cerberus.
Eventually, Ashley/Kaidan will be fully healed but will be recruited by Udina to be a bodyguard for the Councilors; Ashley/Kaidan is unaware that Udina and Cerberus are working together to lead the Councilors into a trap so Udina can take control of the Council. This puts Shepard and Ashley/Kaidan in conflict; Shepard must then convince Ashley/Kaidan into realizing the truth about what's going on and turning on Udina instead. If Shepard cannot persuade Ashley/Kaidan to back off, then Shepard can kill Ashley/Kaidan. If not, a squad member will shoot her/him.
If Ashley/Kaidan lives past this event, Shepard has the option of either recruiting her/him back onto the Normandy and into the squad, or of leaving her/him behind to assist with the War Effort.
Yes. To do so, you MUST have done all of the following:
Save the ORIGINAL Council in Mass Effect 1.
- If you let the Council die, then in ME2 and ME3 the NEW Council feels that you would put human interests before galactic concerns (something Cerberus would do).
Visited them at the hospital all 3 times.
- While comatose.
- Awake but injured.
- On their feet awaiting discharged.
(Optional) Romance them.
- Stay faithful to them in ME2.
- If pursued new love interest in ME2, apologize to them or tell them why you left them.
(Optional) Give them a "get well soon" gift.
If BOTH, or either, Thane or Kirrahe are alive and spoke to both of them. Then when Kai Leng tries to kill the Salarian Councilor, Thane or Kirrahe will jump in and save the councilor. If the Salarian Councilor was saved by either of them, Udina has no "evidence" of his own to frame you with.
Depending on the dialogue you choose when confronting Udina, Kaidan/Ashley, and the turian and asari councilors - take the interrupt.