|Season 7, Episode 3|
|Air date||October 26, 2000|
|Written by||R. Scott Gemmill|
|Directed by||Paris Barclay|
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Mars Attacks is the 3rd episode of the 7th season of "E.R."
Carter treats a young paraplegic on his first day back at County. Corday and Greene try to work around a surgeon shortage.
Benton discovers that Romano has fired him for his actions last week. Weaver offers Abby a position in the ER as a full-time nurse. Abby later plants an impromptu smooch on Kovac.
Various weird patients arrive at the ER following a beam collapse at a sci-fi convention. Malucci goes out of his way to discover who the father of Chen's baby is. A patient with "spontaneous human combustion" catches fire.
- Benton (to Romano): So, what is my position here?
- Romano: You have no position here.
- Benton: So, you're firing me?
- Romano: No, no, no, Peter. You fired yourself.
- Weaver (to Romano): Did you even take the Hippocratic oath?
- Romano: I had my fingers crossed.
- Carter (to Mark): I'm gone for a couple of weeks, you're engaged, Chen's pregnant, Malucci's blonde and I can't seem to remember my locker combination.