Rake Season 1 Episodes

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 - R vs. Murray

Cleaver is presented by best friend and solicitor Barney with a case he can't resist, the defence of Professor Graham Murray, a world-renowned economist accused of cannibalism.


Episode 2 - R vs. Marx

Cleaver and Barney take on a case of jury tampering, where Lucy Marx, an attractive 40-year-old - a detail that doesn't go unnoticed by Cleaver - has made headlines by seducing a juror for information after her daughter is found guilty of murder.


Episode 3 - R vs. Dana

Consumed by remorse after sleeping with his best friend's wife Scarlet, and facing his ninth appearance before the Bar Association, Cleaver gets a needed distraction defending a famous chef, George Dana, charged with bigamy.


Episode 4 - R vs. Lorton

Cleaver takes on a case defending a once famous but now homeless artist, Denny Lorton, who is accused of murdering a 15-year-old male prostitute. Cleaver's guilt about Barney and Scarlet sees him make a drunken spectacle of himself in front of Missy and David. But Missy is struggling to keep up her charade with David as he considers running for public office.


Episode 5 - R vs. Chandler

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.


Episode 6 - R vs. Langhorn

Unable to resist her charms, Cleaver agrees to defend an old flame, now a successful radio shock jock Eddie Langhorn, who's charged with inciting racial hatred. Meanwhile he learns his father has had a stroke. Cleaver despairs when he realises his client has conned him but allows himself a glimmer of hope when Missy arrives unannounced once more. But she's come to tell him that she and David are getting married!


Episode 7 - R vs. Tanner

Attorney General Joe Sandilands is 'outed' as a brothel patron and devastated by the scandal. Meanwhile, Cleaver is hit over the head during a botched robbery at a pharmacy, along with one of the robbers, who dies. Cleaver is enlisted to get his mate off manslaughter charges.


Episode 8 - R vs. Corella

Cleaver is forced to defend his loan shark Mick Corella on murder charges, and it means working with Barney again. Meanwhile, a dejected David sees his career go up in flames. Missy tries to commiserate, but finally crumbles, blurting out the truth about who she is and tells Cleaver it's over with David. She is taken aback by his reluctance to commit.


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