Season 9 Episode 22


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 15, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Season Finale: Carter travels to the Congo to join Luka, and quickly discovers how different things are to what he left behind. When an overdue Luka returns briefly from a remote clinic, we learn he's having a cozy relationship with French-Canadian nurse Gillian. Carter, Gillian and two aids join Luka at the clinic in order to set up an immunization program. They soon find themselves caught between the Mai-Mai and the Congolese army with several patients, among them an injured young girl and her mother. When the group must evacuate the clinic, Luka refuses to leave his patients and remains behind. Carter returns to Chicago, going to a sleeping Abby's bedside.moreless

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Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Nurse Abby Lockhart

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt



Dr. Jing-Mei

Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Angelique: Gillian Ronin, meet Dr. Carter.
      Gillian: Enchante.
      Carter: John. Hi.
      Angelique: (French) He's an American. Doesn't speak French. So you'll have to translate.
      Gillian: (French) He's cute, married?
      Angelique: (French) Don't see a ring. But it's never stopped you before.
      Gillian: (French) I'm trying to exhibit some newfound restraint.
      Angelique: (to Carter) Gillian's an old hand. She'll get you started in Admitting. (to Gillian in French) Don't let him kill anyone.
      Gillian: (French) I'll do my best.
      (Angelique laughs and walks away)

    • Carter: I didn't know you smoked.
      Kovac: (holding a lit cigarette) I don't.

    • Luka: In the beginning there's always a lot of talk of national pride and patriotic speeches. But after a few weeks it becomes this; nothing but death and sadness. These people just want what everyone else wants: their kids to have something to eat; to see them grow up, laughing, happy. They don't care where the border is or who gets to call themselves president. They just want this to stop.
      Carter: I don't even begin to try to understand the politics here.
      Luka: You are an American, Carter. You believe that if people are given a chance to convert to democracy, the world would be a better place.
      Carter: What's the alternative? Military dictatorships?
      Luka: You fight wars from the sky with bombs and missiles. Then your planes land back on the aircraft carrier and the pilots watch Drew Carey on satellite TV.
      Carter: Hey, American soldiers died in Iraq.
      Luka: Yeah, but your children don't starve to death while your men fight. Your women aren't raped. (long pause) I remember watching the television, reading the newspapers, saying that we had to fight. And then my family was gone. I couldn't remember why it was all so important. What difference did it all make? My children were dead.

    • Carter: Where are you from? Your English is excellent.
      Gillian: Montreal. We speak a little English up there.

    • Gillian: I'm exhausted. I'm going to bed, and uh, I hope someone will join me. (Gillian leaves)
      Luka: How's Abby?
      Carter: I didn't do anything with Gillian, I swear.
      Luka: So you won't mind, if I...
      Carter: No. Knock yourself out.
      Luka: See you in the morning.

    • Carter: What should I tell Weaver?
      Luka: Whatever you want.
      Carter: Can I tell her you're coming back?
      Luka: I don't know.
      Carter: Don't do anything stupid.
      Luka: (smiles) Like what?
      Carter: Like get yourself killed.

    • Carter: They don't have anything stronger than Amoxicillin. Did you tell that boy's father we can save him?
      Luka: We can.
      Carter: Whooping cough's gonna eat that Amoxicillin for lunch. He's gonna die. Die from a disease we could wipe out with a ten dollar course of Erythromycin.
      Luka: We vaccinated 200 children today. When was the last time you saved 200 lives in one afternoon?

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