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Rake (AU)


Whilst barrister Cleaver Greene's ex-wife may call him unreliable, his son will call him a mate. To his learned friends at the bar table he is a real wag, and to most judges he is an outrage. To the Tax Office, he is a defendant, to a certain brothel owner a legend, and to his former cocaine dealer a tragic loss.

The clients he loves the most are those that appear to be utterly hopeless. He will do whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls. The big sinners. Its drug lords. Its cannibals. Its bestialites. And at the same time, he will struggle to save himself, to stop himself falling back into the abyss that has characterised most of his self-destructive adult life thus far.

Despite his own hopelessness, his wit and charm have won him hordes of companions over the years. Most nights of the week, there is no shortage of invitations: dinner with a judge, drug dealers, or his copper mates.

He tends to wake up bruised. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. Usually it’s a combination thereof.

Occasionally he wonders how his life came to this. Living in a studio above a café in the Cross, without his wife and son, in love with a prostitute, defending hopeless cases.

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (8 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Prev: 3x08 -- Season 3, Episode 8 (Mar/30/2014)


Cleaver's practice is booming. Barney is thriving and he is falling in love with Felicity. Fate though could have some nasty surprises in store.

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (2 Votes cast)

Cast
Adrienne PickeringAdrienne Pickering
As Melissa Partridge
Caroline BrazierCaroline Brazier
As Wendy Greene
Danielle CormackDanielle Cormack
As Scarlett Meagher
Kate BoxKate Box
As Nicole
Keegan JoyceKeegan Joyce
As Fuzz Greene
Matt DayMatt Day
As David Potter
Richard RoxburghRichard Roxburgh
As Cleaver Greene
Russell DykstraRussell Dykstra
As Barney Meagher
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Recaps
1x4: R vs Lorton recap: Cleaver takes on a case defending Denny Lorton - known as Pica - a once famous but now homeless artist who is accused of murdering a 15-year-old male prostitute in a city back lane... read more.

1x5: R vs Chandler recap: The seemingly perfect life of obstetrician Dr. Bruce Chandler (Sam Neill) is turned upside down when his briefcase is stolen, and a very incriminating DVD finds its way to the local police... read more.

1x3: R vs Dana recap: Consumed by remorse after sleeping with his best friend's wife Scarlet (Danielle Cormack), and facing his ninth appearance before the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Association, Cleaver's (Richard Roxburgh) day only gets worse when he's confronted with a front-page story declaring his nemesis David Potter (Matt Day) a hero... read more.

1x2: R vs Marx recap: Cleaver's gambling debts are mounting, but on the upside, and much to the chagrin of tax lawyer David Potter (Matt Day) who's been in constant pursuit, Cleaver has managed to get the case against him adjourned once again... read more.
Crew

Creator: Richard Roxburgh, Peter Duncan (2), Charles Waterstreet
Executive Producer: Miranda Dear
Producer: Peter Duncan (2), Richard Roxburgh, Ian Collie
Production Designer: Laurie Faen
Editor: Suresh Ayyar
Line Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Director of Photography: Robert Humphreys

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Recurring Guests

Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands (2 eps)
Kate Box as Nicole (2 eps)
Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene (2 eps)

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Warning: Rake (AU) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( Australia)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 04, 2010
Episode Order: 8
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