“Rake” season 1, episode 3: “Cancer” airs Thursday on Fox.
Coming up on the next episode, when a gambling-addicted mother defrauds an insurance company under the pretense that her son has cancer, Keegan must find a way to win the case by appealing to the jury’s emotions. Meanwhile, Finn is disappointed when Keegan falls through on his promise to have Tony Hawk come to his school’s auction and Keegan loses his poker winnings to an unexpected competitor.
Fox describes the show as follows:
“Based on the Australian AACTA nominee for Best Television Drama Series, “Rake” follows the chaotic and comedic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye (Greg Kinnear). Brilliant, frustratingly charming with zero filter, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else wants. But behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuels his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. In addition to Keegan’s cases within the justice system, the show follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his ongoing battle against the IRS, his mounting debt to his bookie, overlapping affairs and liaisons with women, a hormonal son, an exhausted ex-wife and the evolving relationship between his two married best friends, Ben and Scarlett.”
“Rake” season 1, episode 3 airs Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.