The Philanthropist

Season 1 Episode 4

Nigeria Part II

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 15, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Adouma" by Angelique Kidjo
      "How Long Should I Wait For You" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  • Quotes

    • Teddy: (to Desmond) You know, betrayal comes in all shapes and sizes. The treacherous office gossips to backstabbing, both figurative and literal. At the heart of each betrayal is this: Someone you know breaks the bond of trust between you.

    • Dr. Balo: The hurricane, the suffering, the deaths. They've hardened us. The government's promises remain unkept. And Chief Bankole is trying to bring hope back to the village.
      Teddy: Yeah, hope I can get behind. It's the bullets that bother me.

    • Teddy: How am I gonna get General Umar to cough up $100 million?
      The Dealer: I know Umar.
      Teddy: Do you know what I can blackmail him with? He got a coke problem? Leather fetish?
      The Dealer: No, no. He's the worst kind of politician, Teddy. Self-righteous and incorruptible.

    • (Teddy displeased General Umar by insulting him)
      Philip: Teddy, I need you to see this oil deal through. Umar is making unpleasant grunting sounds.
      Teddy: Oh, come on. It's not as if I slept with it.

    • Teddy: Fathers and sons. We do things because of our fathers, we do things for our sons.

  • Notes

    • This episode is out of sequence. Olivia refers to the fact that Philip is still healing from surgery, but Philip does not undergo surgery till the following episode, "Kosovo".

    • When Teddy is watching tv he is watching the episode of Homicide: Life on The Street "Three Men and Adena" which was written by Philanthropist co-creator, co-producer and writer Tom Fontana. Fontana won a Primetime Emmy for writing that particular episode.

      Knowing this makes Teddy's seemingly random line ("So hokey, who wrote this rubbish?") much funnier.

  • Allusions

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