How we wish we could write that, since we last met our hero he has found the road to Damascus instead of the road to perdition; that he has learned to love wisely instead of too often, and that going another 25 grand into debt to back a 'sure thing' roughie at Moonee Valley paid off. The nag didn't even finish the race.
Sadly, that epicentre of chaos otherwise known as Cleaver Greene has learned nothing in this time and hasn't changed one whit. If anything, he's a little worse. Like any genuine addict, Cleaver is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes.
When we first re-discover Cleaver, he is in the back of a limo with a woman he really, really shouldn't be with. When her husband finds out about their affair, he resolves to make it his life's work to destroy our hapless hero.
But for Cleaver, foes are a dime a dozen. The Shadow Attorney-General (none other than Harry-Sorry-David Potter) still has Cleaver firmly in his sights and, of course, Cleaver can't help but give David ample opportunities to gun him down.
Money for Cleaver is, as ever, too tight to mention. Fortunately for him, his biggest creditor, Kirsty Corella (imprisoned crime boss Mick Corella's wife), has taken a bit of a shine to Cleaver and is more than happy to cut a generous deal... This isn't entirely convenient as his ex-wife, Wendy, has been reluctantly entertaining the odd romantic thought about him.
Cleaver occasionally wonders if Missy is entertaining similar thoughts. But he doesn't have a clue where she is. She could be anywhere on the planet by now. And with anyone.
Meanwhile, Barney and Scarlet are throwing all their might (maybe a little too much) into resurrecting their marriage and becoming perfect parents. Of course, for Scarlet, this means they have to have a life without Cleaver... which proves to be a little difficult for everyone.
All this whilst Cleaver defends his usual array of suicide bombers, thieves, murderers, sex offenders, traitors, and psychotic school girls.
More than most people (more than anyone perhaps), Cleaver Greene believes in the Chinese adage that it's a curse to live in interesting times... the problem is his times seem to be perpetually interesting.
Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
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RAKE - General Information
Series Premiere: November 04, 2010 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama Network: ABC Airs: Sunday at 08:30 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
RAKE - Season 1 -- 8 Episodes
1x1 -- Nov 04, 2010 -- R v Murray 1x2 -- Nov 11, 2010 -- R v Marx 1x3 -- Nov 18, 2010 -- R v Dana 1x4 -- Nov 25, 2010 -- R v Lorton 1x5 -- Dec 02, 2010 -- R v Chandler 1x6 -- Dec 09, 2010 -- R v Langhorn 1x7 -- Dec 16, 2010 -- R v Tanner 1x8 -- Dec 23, 2010 -- R v Corella
RAKE - Season 2 -- 8 Episodes
2x1 -- Sep 06, 2012 -- R v Mohammed 2x2 -- Sep 13, 2012 -- R v Fenton 2x3 -- Sep 20, 2012 -- R v Wooldridge & Anor 2x4 -- Sep 27, 2012 -- R v Floyd 2x5 -- Oct 04, 2012 -- R v Turner 2x6 -- Oct 11, 2012 -- R v Alford 2x7 -- Oct 18, 2012 -- Greene v Hole 2x8 -- Oct 25, 2012 -- Greene
RAKE - Season 3 -- 8 Episodes
3x1 -- Feb 09, 2014 -- Episode 1 3x2 -- Feb 16, 2014 -- Episode 2 3x3 -- Feb 23, 2014 -- Episode 3 3x4 -- Mar 02, 2014 -- Episode 4 3x5 -- Mar 09, 2014 -- Episode 5 3x6 -- Mar 16, 2014 -- Episode 6 3x7 -- Mar 23, 2014 -- Episode 7 3x8 -- Mar 30, 2014 -- Episode 8