Rake: episode guide

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Episode 4.02

Thu, May 26, 2016 (ABC)
Ratings: 626,000 (15th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Peter Salmon

Cleaver's been hiding out in the country posing as a writer, but his cover's blown when Barney appears on Australian Story, complete with images of his best friend. It isn't long before Thompson's goons arrive on the scene.

Cleaver has been hiding out in the country for four months posing as a writer, but his cover is blown when a new acquaintance — a fan of Australian Story — insists they watch, and as Barney's odyssey unfolds on screen, inevitably his best friend Cleaver's photo appears as well. But Barney's partner Nicole is feeling betrayed when she's not mentioned at all.

Meanwhile, Missy blows into town on the back of a drug- fuelled sojourn in LA, with Cleaver nowhere to be found. As she searches for both Cleaver and a drug dealer, Barney and Nicole decide to intervene.

David and Scarlet's romance is blossoming, but her kids and are out to sabotage the relationship.

Meanwhile, as Opposition Leader, David has been speaking out about Thompson still being a free man, with witnesses disappearing and three judges recusing themselves.

Back in the bush, news spreads quickly about Cleaver's real identity, and it isn't long before Thompson's goons arrive on the scene.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Justine Clarke as Alli Franklin
  • John Waters as Edgar Thompson
  • Rachel Blake as Ruth Rogers
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Andy Ryan as Stig
  • Ryan Johnson as Raymond
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Jack Charles as George
  • Kate Fitzpatrick as Judith
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin Farquhar
  • Sam Smith as Neil
  • Matt Doran as Oscar Summons
  • Sheridan Harbridge as Jan
  • Maggie Blinco as Lorraine
  • Merridy Eastman as Tonia
  • David Whitford as Charles
  • John Sherrin as Stanley
  • Tony Jones as Tony Jones
  • Chris Ryan as Patient #1
  • Daniel Lawrie as Patient #2
  • Brett Molloy as Mayford Cop #1
  • Dan Eady as Mayford Cop #2
  • Mark Simpson as Ambo
  • Catherine Ross as Reporter Lena
  • Ashlee Wodward Tannous as ER Doctor