The Philanthropist

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 01, 2009 on NBC
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Teddy visits Myanmar to ask for guidance from a local leader after his company is accused of forced labor by a human rights group. Along the way, Teddy tries to help a father who is trapped in a forced labor camp, who desperately wants to give his daughter one of his kidneys to save her life. Back at home, Olivia and Philip attempt to ease the board of directors concerns over Teddy's actions.moreless

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    David Clennon

    David Clennon


    Guest Star

    Alain Uy

    Alain Uy

    Saw Maung

    Guest Star

    Lucy Brown

    Lucy Brown

    Deborah Rogeaux

    Guest Star

    James Albrecht

    James Albrecht

    Gerard Kim

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The character of May Lin Wai is based on Aung San Suu Kyi, who at the time of broadcast was still under house arrest in Myanmar. Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the last 20 years under house arrest, even though in 1990 she was elected president of the country. She went through a similar dilemma with her husband (though he died of prostate cancer) and in 2009 had her detention extended after an uninvited American gained entrance to her house.

      • Featured Music:

        "Hai La Sa" by The Laya Project
        "Tapatam" by The Laya Project
        "Touare" by The Laya Project
        "A New Day" by The Laya Project
        "Phu Pwae Lat Tin" by Zaw Win Maung

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Teddy: Myanmar or Burma, which one is proper?
        AJ: Depends on who you ask.
        Teddy: Olivia. Which one doesn't piss her off.
        AJ: The military regime renamed the country Myanmar, so...
        Teddy: Burma. Good, easier to say.

      • Teddy: Why didn't I know about this deal? (Philip looks at him) What?
        Philip: Do you ever read anything I put on your desk?

      • General Win: Not many would recognize Teddy Rist in Myanmar, but I have access to sensitive material.
        Teddy: The good, the bad, or the obscene?

      • May Lin Wai: (to Teddy) You are wondering why I still stay here, my every movement monitored, when I can just leave the country. My desire is for a humane and democratic Burma. My presence is not necessary for that to happen. But I do want to be present the day freedom comes.

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