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1 :01x01 - R vs Murray

Nov/04/2010
Cleaver’s lover/friend/confident Missy, a high class call girl, has left without a trace, and tax lawyer David Potter is in hot pursuit, Scarlet, his best friend Barney's wife, confides in him that she wants to leave home, and his 15-year-old son Fuzz draws him into a conspiracy to cover up his activities with his new girlfriend. But on the work front, Cleaver is presented with a case he can't resist... to defend a cannibal.
Guest Stars: Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands | Sacha Horler as Annie Murray | Hugo Weaving as Professor Graham Murray | Lisa Bluthal as Female Dinner Guest | Jeanette Cronin as Dr. Lucy Hartcher | Michael Denkha as Thommo | Tony Farrell as Male Dinner Guest | Jane Fullerton-Smith as Sally Sandilands | John Gregg (1) as Tax Court Judge | Nicholas Hope as Professor Aden Sinclair | Kate Box as Nicole | Evin Donohoe as Eager Law Student | John Gaden as Prosecutor (Murray Trial) | Neveen Hanna as Sammy (Female Dinner Guest) | Brett Heath as Teddy | Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene

2 :01x02 - R vs Marx

Nov/11/2010
Cleaver's gambling debts are mounting, but on the upside, he has managed to get the case against him adjourned once again.

Guest Stars: Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands | Lisa McCune as Lucy Marx | Kate Box as Nicole | Richard Carter (1) as Mick Cerella | Zoe Coyle as Jan | Ryan Johnson (1) as Marty | Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene | Steve Le Marquand as Col | Anna Martin as Katrina Ryan | Robbie McGregor as Surgeon | Fiona Press as Judge Jessica Mason | Tom Simmons as Police Officer | Martin Vaughan as Chief Judge | Matt Walker (2) as Bill (Advisor) | Tanya Goldberg as Leanne | Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher | Haiha Le as Vanessa Wong | Belinda Lee (2) as Vanessa Wong Card Girl 1 | Guy Leslie as Dennis the Menace | Indira Naidoo as Newsreader | Stephen Peacocke as Michael Warner | Tom Poulton as Max Meagher | Brett Rogers as PD | Ivan Topic as Turgut Erezern | Madeline Towns as Zoe Meagher | Adrian Twigg as DPP | David Villanti as Dario | Cathy Zhang as Vanessa Wong Card Girl 2

3 :01x03 - R vs Dana

Nov/18/2010
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4 :01x04 - R vs Lorton

Nov/25/2010
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5 :01x05 - R vs Chandler

Dec/02/2010
Cleaver prepares to defend family friend Dr. Bruce Chandler, (Sam Neill) when a very incriminating DVD finds its way to the local police. Meanwhile, Barney won't speak to him, and ex-wife Wendy blames him for his son, Fuzz's predicament, with his young English teacher, so Cleaver turns to gambling and cocaine, scoring another beating from Mick Corella's stand-over man.


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6 :01x06 - R vs Langhorn

Dec/09/2010
Radio shock jock Eddie Langhorn (Rachel Griffiths) is charged with inciting racial hatred, and turns to old flame Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) to defend her.

Meanwhile, Cleaver needs some defending himself when his tax case goes off the rails and he's placed on remand.

Feeling lost without good mate and colleague Barney (Russell Dykstra) by his side, a visit from Missy (Adrienne Pickering), in prison brings him to the realisation that he has hit rock bottom. As he tries recover his position with Missy, she is experiencing the 'joys' of political life with David (Matt Day) as they sit through a session of Ukrainian folk dancing at a local council hall.

Cleaver arrives at work to find Eddie Langhorn waiting for him, and knows immediately that he's in for trouble as he's never been able to resist her charms. As they share a caustic but predictably sexually charged lunch, Cleaver discovers he has a willing participant in his revisited coke habit.

Cleaver then learns his father has had a stroke, and hoping to repair their relationship, takes Fuzz (Keegan Joyce) to the country to visit his ailing father. It doesn't go well. There is a family fight, Fuzz will not forgive him, and the car he borrowed from ex-wife Wendy is side-swiped.

As prosecutor on the Langhorn case, Scarlet (Danielle Cormack) is relishing the thought of seeing Eddie - a woman she dislikes intensely - locked up, but her confidence is shattered when she is surrounded by a gang of hoods in a park. As Scarlet flounders in court, Barney gives her some information that could change the nature of the case, and he also confesses that the woman Scarlet saw at their home was a nanny.

While David, enjoying his embryonic political career and ever more intimate relationship with Missy, proposes.

Cleaver manages to win the case but is disheartened to learn that Eddie Langhorn has conned him once again. And then Missy arrives to tell him that she and David are getting married. Alone, and flicking though an old photo album, Cleaver ponders whether his fractious relationship with his family is probably all his fault.


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7 :01x07 - R vs Tanner

Dec/16/2010
As Barney (Russell Dykstra) starts to rebound from his recent marriage woes, Joe Sandilands (Geoff Morrell) is publicly outed as one of the MPs who patronise brothel Club Jules. Meanwhile, seeking relief for a hang-over, Cleaver (Richard Roxburgh) gets hit over the head during a botched robbery at a local pharmacy. So too does one of the hapless robbers when his accomplice takes a wild swing at a CCTV camera and misses, badly injuring his mate.

Feeling sorry for himself Cleaver calls Barney to the hospital, hoping Barney will see his injuries as punishment for his betrayal. But Barney sees this as just as another of Cleaver's manipulations To add insult to injury, a small piece about the attack on Cleaver in the newspaper is overshadowed by a story of an assault on a woman in Glebe. So Cleaver is delighted when he's presented with handling the defence of the woman's assailant, Travis Tanner - a case which came to him via Missy (Adrienne Pickering) , who says she saw the accused elsewhere at the time of the assault.

When the injured robber dies, his mate is charged with manslaughter, and Cleaver is asked to defend him. Meanwhile, Joe Sandilands, having lost everything - including his wife and children, looks to Missy for solace but realises it's Cleaver who has her heart. Barney and Scarlet (Danielle Cormack) visit a marriage counsellor, where Barney makes it clear that their marriage is over - leaving Scarlet reeling.

When Joe commits suicide, everyone is devastated: after the funeral Barney uncharacteristically visits a pole-dancing club; a maudlin Cleaver, yearning for the good old days, kisses ex-wife Wendy (Caroline Brazier); and Missy, the last to see Joe alive, turns to Cleaver, only later having to confront an angry David (Matt Day) who wants to know why she's always going missing.

A family dinner for Fuzz's (Keegan Joyce) birthday turns ugly when Fiona tells Fuzz she's leaving him for a younger boy.

Meanwhile Missy arrives at the Tanner trial to give evidence for the defence, but is instead confronted with something from her past that could change her relationship with Cleaver forever.

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8 :01x08 - R vs Corella

Dec/23/2010
Cleaver is forced to defend his loan shark Mick Corella on murder charges, and it means working with Barney again. But hope of dodging his back taxes is fading fast. Meanwhile, a dejected David sees his career go up in flames when the party he's been elected to loses government. Missy tries to commiserate, but finally crumbles, blurting out the truth about who she is. Meanwhile, as Barney and Scarlet make up, and Missy tells Cleaver it's over with David, she is taken aback by his reluctance to commit. When Corella is convicted, Cleaver sees an end to his debt problems, but a surprise is in store. Cleaver and Barney are friends again ... and life is good

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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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