|"No Strings Attached"|
|Season 9, Episode 14|
|Air date||February 6, 2003|
|Written by||Dee Johnson|
|Directed by||Jonathan Kaplan|
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No Strings Attached is the 14th episode of the 9th season of "E.R."
ABBY AND DR. ROMANO GET TROUBLING NEWS WHILE TEEN GIRLS ARE STRUCK BY ERRANT AUTO: Abby (Maura Tierney) is distraught when she learns that her mentally troubled brother is missing while flying over the Great Lakes, a desperate Dr. Romano (Paul McCrane) gets some depressing news and the hospital staff is confronted with numerous teenaged girls who are run down by a fellow female student suffering from a rare disease that might have caused the tragedy.
Elsewhere, Dr. Chen's (Ming-Na) relationship with Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) takes a new turn. A daughter wants to take extreme measures to keep her extremely elderly mother alive.
Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) gets a promotion from a grateful alderman (guest star Bruce Weitz, "Hill Street Blues") and Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) ponders her pending blind date with a hunk. Noah Wyle and Sharif Atkins also star.
- Although they appear in the opening credits, Alex Kingston and Goran Visnjic do not appear in this episode.