Dr. Benton learns the sobering price of a previous challenge to the authority of tyrannical chief Dr. Romano while a recovering Dr. Carter chafes under the restrictions imposed on his role during his first day back in the emergency room after his drug treatment. Likewise, obstetrics nurse Abby is peeved when she is beset by nagging hassles and is asked by Dr. Weaver to fill in as an ER nurse until she can re-enroll in medical school. The collapse of an elevated walkway in a sci-fi convention floods the ER with out-of-this world costumed patients while Dr. Corday must talk Dr. Greene through a complicated procedure via an intercom while she too performs surgery. Ambitious desk clerk Frank -- a former cop -- causes chaos when he keeps running computer security checks on suspicious patients with surprising results. Another patient checks in claiming to suffer from spontaneous combustion.
Episode number: 7x3 Production Number: 226253 Airdate: Thursday October 26th, 2000