Rake: episode guide

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Episode 4.01

Thu, May 19, 2016 (ABC)
Ratings: 653,000 (10th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Peter Salmon

Cleaver's descent to earth lands him straight into the clutches of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal on the run, Edgar Thompson. Meanwhile Barney is adrift above the Pacific.

Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene's decent to earth lands him straight into the clutches of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal-on-the-run, Edgar Thompson.

Meanwhile, his ballooning companion Barney, who was thought to be lost, miraculously turns up on a beach in New Zealand. But not before the Australian and NZ Navies have been called out at great expense to both.

Thompson's return has not only Cleaver, but a few other people in high places feeling very nervous, including ex-Premier and now broadcaster Cal McGregor. Thompson also has sway with a certain highly-placed policewoman, so when Cleaver's protection officer is murdered — with ex-wife Wendy's help, he goes into hiding.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Jane Allsop as Felicity Finnane
  • John Waters as Edgar Thompson
  • Rachel Blake as Ruth Rogers
  • Simon Burke as Warwick Dormann
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin Farquhar
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Rob Carlton as Andera
  • Helmut Bakaitis as Judge Barton
  • Maeliosa Stafford as Mr Crown
  • Cameron Rhodes as Morris Ledermeyer
  • Zoe Carides as Josephine
  • Sean Dennehy as Simon
  • Katrina Foster as Mary
  • Mary Regan as Karly
  • Bill Conn as Mark
  • Mansoor Noor as Doctor
  • Morgana O'Reilly as TV Presenter
  • Rachel Coopes as Meg
  • Peter Duncan as Judge Mental
  • Gerlinde Erling as Edgar's Mum
  • Miritana Hughes as Joel Navy Officer #1
  • Sopa Enari as Navy Officer #2
  • David Ritchie as Lawyer
  • Amanda Laing as ER Nurse
  • Louise Lee Mei Tan as Ward Nurse
  • Murray Scarce as Burly Cop
  • Peter Hayes as Court Cop
  • Terry Meller as Politician #1
  • Barry WIlliams as Politiician #2
  • Caroline Downs as Politician #3
  • Nikki Bennett as Reporter 2 Jessica
  • Chris Hanrahan as Reporter 3 Mark
  • Gil Ben-Moshe as Lawyer
  • Brendan Lovett as Police #1