The Philanthropist

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 08, 2009 on NBC
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Olivia is reunited with an old friend who is caught in a sex-trafficking ring on a visit to Paris. Teddy does everything in his power to save the helpless young women.

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  • I had hopes for this series, but the ending of this one showed how US series look at anything non US.

    I thought that this series would tell US viewers about the world outside of the US. Sadly, I am disappointed to say that this promising beginning has been let down by crass scripting.

    For the script writers to think that Teddy Rist would have been awarded a medal such as the French Legion D'Honor by the President of France for what he did and because the President got a little emotuional belittles the value of this medal. Then, to make matters worse, he gives it up for a childs toy. How would you feel if the reverse had been written with the Medal of Honor?moreless
  • get rid of the story-telling device, and it'll be an engaging summer show

    It's an enjoyable show. Our lead character isn't entirely unlikeable, he is just challenging enough to make things interesting. However, the telling a story with flashbacks device has grown tiresome after only the second episode, and now it's annoying. I hope over time we get more time with the characters of Neve Campbell and Jesse L. Martin. They're underused. Neither of them needs to be so much in the shadow of The Philanthropist. It seemed like they got a bit more time and action in this episode, so I hope that's evidence of more to come from. I'd hate their talents to be wasted as filler characters.moreless
Karel Roden

Karel Roden


Guest Star

Lambert Wilson

Lambert Wilson

Yves Moehringer

Guest Star

Linda Hardy

Linda Hardy

Isabelle Sadoff

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Dansezvous" by Pink Martini
      "L'Amour" by French Affair
      "Senza" by Camille
      "Detour Ahead" by Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio
      "Nasdaq" by Thomas Dutronc
      "By the Sea" by Intended Immigration
      "Ever Fallen in Love" by Nouvelle Vague
      "La Mer" by Charles Trenet
      "City Blues" by Paname Dandies
      "Assise" by Camille

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Teddy: My friends will tell you that I have something of an addictive personality, my single greatest addiction being to women. Mostly, I want to seduce them. Which, of course, means sensing their vulnerabilities. And when they're truly vulnerable, then a second addiction kicks in. I want to ease their pain. Or maybe my own.

    • Olivia: Teddy'll be here, Philip. Your deal will go through.
      Philip: I do care about this deal, but I care about Teddy more. He ain't a superhero either. Bleeds the same as me.

    • Teddy: As I've traveled the world, I've seen my share of horrific sights. I'm always stunned, not so much by the horror itself, but by the fact that one human being is doing something unspeakably horrible to another. A woman is dead. Other women are being raped emotionally, physically. How can any real man not feel violated by that?

    • Philip: Look, Teddy, I can understand your need to dive into the impossible. I even envy it a little bit. But the global economy's having a nervous breakdown, and Maidstone-Rist isn't invulnerable. We needed that deal, man, and that deal is all but dead.
      Teddy: I think I may have found a way to rescue the girls and get the deal back on track.
      Philip: Oh, how?
      Teddy: I haven't worked out the exact details yet.

    • Dax: No guards.
      Teddy: No guards? Well, that's just sloppy. I have no respect for corrupt men who are sloppy.

  • NOTES (1)