|Season 9, Episode 22|
|Air date||May 15, 2003|
|Written by||John Wells|
|Directed by||Christopher Chulack|
"When Night Meets Day"
Kisangani is the 22nd episode and the 9th season finale of "E.R."
DR. CARTER RISKS LIFE IN AFRICA WHEN HE VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE VICTIMS OF CONGOLESE CIVIL WAR: In a change-of-pace episode, a sweat-soaked Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) finally arrives in the war-torn Congo as part of a voluntary medical program and he finds primitive Third-World facilities, a few heroic staffers and woeful patients overflowing the tiny hospital while a bloody civil war threatens to engulf them all.
Carter ventures deeper into the jungle to reunite with Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) as they risk their lives manning a crude outpost used for a vaccination campaign and soon find themselves in the withering line of fire between the warring tribes.
- Although they appear in the opening credits, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston, Sherry Stringfield, Ming-Na, Sharif Atkins and Paul McCrane do not appear in this episode.
- Along with the Season 10 episodes "Makemba" and "The Lost," Hawaii doubled as a location shoot for this Congo-based episode.