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Season 9, Episode 22
Air date May 15, 2003
Written by John Wells
Directed by Christopher Chulack
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Kisangani is the 22nd episode and the 9th season finale of "E.R."


NBC Description

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.