The BEST Episodes of The Philanthropist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2020
Teddy Rist (portrayed by James Purefoy), is a billionaire playboy haunted by the death of his only child. His life changes when he rescues a young boy during a hurricane in Nigeria. As a result, Rist begins using his fortune to personally change the lives of others.
#1 - Nigeria Part I
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 24, 2009
A wealthy philanthropist's life is changed when a hurricane hits the Nigerian town he was visiting. During the storm the billionaire rescues a young boy. These events lead him to pursue his new found passion for helping those in need.
#2 - Kosovo
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 22, 2009
Teddy meets his ex-wife Julia and tells her about his journey to Kosovo where he tried to get Serbians and Albanians to work together, but learned that the hatred runs deep.
#3 - Myanmar
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 1, 2009
Teddy visits Myanmar to ask for guidance from a local leader after his company is accused of forced labor.
#4 - Paris
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 8, 2009
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.
#5 - San Diego
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 29, 2009
Teddy and Dax travel to San Diego and try to find the thief who stole Teddy's identity. In the meantime, Olivia and Philip find out that Maidstone Rist is in trouble.
#6 - Kashmir
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 5, 2009
When Teddy tries to close a deal with the Indian and Pakistani governments to rebuild a water system in Kashmir, he disappears on his mission.
#7 - Nigeria Part II
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 15, 2009
Teddy heads to Kujama, Nigeria, to help rescue his old friend, Doctor Chima Balo. Balo was kidnapped because the local rebels didn't like Teddy and his oil refinery doing good for their town. Back at home, Philip helps an old acquaintance keep his head above water after being laid off from work.
#8 - Haiti
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 12, 2009
Food shortage leads Teddy and Philip to Haiti where they try to help, but Philip's estranged brother, a powerful island senator named Jean Beauvais, interferes.