March 15th, 2023
Episode 3: Unrequited Love
As Cambodia opens to the world, the looting enters a new phase as a hoard of Western collectors descend on the nation. Douglas becomes rich, with a chauffeured Rolls Royce in London, and he grows close to the Denver-based academic, Emma Bunker. He’s soon using Emma’s scholarship as cover for his looting. Amid questions from the UN, Douglas starts to return statues to Cambodia, and is awarded a knighthood. The Met curator, Martin Lerner, also returns looted Khmer statues, but at the same time keeps acquiring for the museum.