Rake: episode guide

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Episode 4.05

Thu, June 16, 2016
Ratings: 605,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Rowan Woods

Barney and Cleaver are back on speaking terms and share a case; Cleaver rescues Missy who's been enjoying a cocaine-hazed few days with Cal McGregor, and appeals to Wendy's better nature to take her in.

It's been two months since Scarlet's death and a devastated Barney is trying to make his kids' life as normal as possible. Wendy has decided she has to move on, as she dreams of a life in Sardinia, so she tells Cleaver it's time to go.

Scarlet's death sees Barney and Cleaver back on speaking terms and sharing a case where society paparazzi Reggie Walsh, is charged with committing a lewd act and defiling a photo in a client's home. Never one to miss an opportunity, Cleaver enlists Reggie's investigative skills to help him find Missy, who has vacated her flat and disappeared.

Meanwhile, David is charged with Scarlet's murder, and his barrister is urging him to plead involuntary manslaughter — because who's going to believe a politician who's been sleeping with his friend's wife. While Barney is convinced he killed her, Cleaver can't stand to see David wrongly convicted, and advises him against pleading guilty. And Cleaver and Barney are still at loggerheads over who's responsible for the balloon rescue costs.

Cleaver finally rescues Missy who's enjoyed a cocaine-hazed few days with her new found friend Cal McGregor, and he appeals to Wendy's better nature to take her in. With Fuzz, his girlfriend Monique, Cleaver, and now Missy under her roof, Wendy wonders what happened to leaving the past behind.

As Nicole's relationship with Bevan hots up, she and Barney agree that they should part. And Nicole finds work again when Cleaver sets up shop in a series of coffee shops around town.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene
  • Kim Gyngell as Reggie
  • Ewen Leslie as Bevan Leigh
  • Alex Cubis as Kyle Mannix
  • Harriet Dyer as Star Mannix
  • Catherine McClements as Julie Dunaford
  • Chris Haywood as Judge Beirworth
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Nick Tate as Julian Tallow
  • Huw Higginson as Malcolm Hammill
  • Paul Bertram as Lyle Quartermaine
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria
  • Melina Vidler as Monique
  • Matt Sunderland as Phil
  • Terry Serio as Rance Petrie
  • Panda Likoudis as Café Owner
  • Varun Fernando as Reporter 1
  • Dafna Kronental as Reporter 2
  • Lauren Clair as Beautician Woman
  • Fiona Young as Court Clerk
  • Alice Livingstone as Jury Forewoman
  • Laura Pike as Journalist
  • Stephen Adamson as Reporter
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin Farquhar [uncredited]