Thursday, 8.30pm, ABC1 Whether this is your first exposure or you have followed the rake’s progress from the start, this episode is fresh, funny and dismissive of decency. Rake Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) is a terrible piece of work but just about everybody else is unethical, too, when they are not acting illegally. And when people are straight they are pompous. Watch carefully for the judge and the penis euphemism scene and the excruciating display of cruelty about the beliefs of the young. If you have any faith in the decency of bench and bar, politics and public service, it will have to be rigorous to survive this. And yes, it confirms everything the rest of the country thinks about Sydney — obsessed with power, money and sex, but not necessarily in that order. Take the jokes out and there is the stuff of a serious drama about infidelity and ambition here. But given there are enough of those already, thankfully Rake includes some very clever writing. There is enough humour in this episode to fill a series of the pap TV comedy-makers from London to Los Angeles dish up. They should watch Rake and be ashamed. Did I mention I love it?