ER: Season 9, Episode 20

Foreign Affairs (1 May 2003)

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Dr. Carter tries to prevent a grieving gang member from going after vengeance. Dr. Kovac races against time to save a Croatian boy's life. A baseball player gets treatment for a heart problem.



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Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)


Dr, Kovac tries to arrange medical care for a young boy in urgent need of an operation and who is arriving that evening from Croatia. John Carter makes arrangements for his grandmother's funeral and he advises his father that the will stipulates that John is in charge of the family fortune. Abby has returned to Chicago with her brother Eric in tow. She makes the mistake of taking him to the funeral, with disastrous results. Romano and Kovac treat an up and coming baseball player who is seriously ill. Dr. Lewis and her husband Chuck decide to go ahead and have their quickie Las Vegas wedding annulled. The team treat a mother and her two children who were shot while sitting in their home, It was obviously a gang shooting and Carter tries to keep the oldest son from seeking revenge. Dr. Romano has a serious accident at home further damaging his re-attached arm. Kovac leaves for Africa to do volunteer work. Written by garykmcd

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[discussing reasons for anulling their marriage]
Chuck Martin: Fraud. Have you ever faked anything?
Dr. Susan Lewis: No. Have you?
Chuck Martin: No, I'm just a screamer.
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Foreign Affairs (#9.20)
13 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I feel pretty bad for Carter. I must say I did get to laugh at the funeral, especially when Eric falls into the grave, but I still felt bad for poor John. I usually don't like Abby, but I didn't feel it was her fault this time. Yet, I could see Carter struggling big time trough the whole episode. Very well done.

I am worried to lose some good characters now. The story of Romano's arm seems to come to an end now that he accepts its dysfunction and plans to get an amputation. Now will he stay in the hospital? Unfortunately I feel that most likely not. Which is sad as I loved him in the ER now causing all the trouble.

And seems like Luka will go away to practice medicine in Africa, hopefully this is temporary, he may even come back at the beginning of next season

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