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Apple TV+’s Franklin Episode 8 Preview: Release Date And More

Franklin Episode 8 Preview

Franklin tells the story of easily the most pivotal figure in American history, Benjamin Franklin. This biographical historical drama has Michael Douglas in the lead role and it has received a strong response from viewers. So far seven episodes have aired since the premiere.

Franklin Episode 8 is the upcoming episode that will continue to tell the tale of one of the founding fathers of America. Amid great buzz and excitement around this episode, let us explore its preview and what will unfold. Continue reading if you are a fan of the show.

Franklin Episode 8
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What Is Franklin All About?

Franklin is adapted from A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America which is a book by Stacy Schiff and was released in 2005. It focuses on Benjamin Franklin (played by Michael Douglas) as he moved base to France to make his diplomatic efforts to keep France as an ally to support America in the Revolutionary War.

Franklin spent around eight years in the country that was headed by Louis XVI whom he tried to convince through various means. The series is directed by Tim Van Patten while Howard Korder and Kirk Ellis are the writers. They are also the executive producers along with Douglas, Richard Plepler, Tony Krantz, and Mark Mostyn. Franklin premiered on April 12th, 2024.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?

Franklin Episode 7 was called Begin by Creeping and it dropped on May 10th, 2024. Tim Van Patten was the director while Howard Korder and Kirk Ellis wrote the episode. It showcases attempts being made by several people to have a peace situation with the British. This includes Benjamin Franklin, John Jay (Ed Stoppard) as well as John Adams (Eddie Marsan).

What Happened In The Previous Episode?
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All of them also want to have Louis XVI out of this deal between them. Monsieur Necker (Vincent Winterhalter) realizes that France will be left out of a deal between the two countries. Meanwhile, Benjamin is also fighting a battle with his health. He has a stone in his bladder and getting it operated on might mean a threat to his life.

Later, negotiations take place between Benjamin and other people including Grenville (Jack Archer) from Britain. After a party, Temple and Jacques come closer. Temple later meets Benjamin in Chaumont. The episode had many happenings that took forward the plot of coercing France to ally with the USA.

What To Expect From Franklin Episode 8?

Franklin Episode 8 is called Think of Three Things and it will be the finale of the series. The series has focused on Franklin and other people and diplomats having a talk with France to forge a suitable alliance with each other. This episode will showcase that happening for real. All these people will finally try to convince each other and subdue the opposition of some people like John Adams (Eddie Marsan).

Since it’s all history and we know that America and France allied after the war, Franklin Episode 8 should showcase that. Six men will be able to create a historic moment for America which will decide its future for many decades. The episode is expected to cover the entire bit of its source material.

It will star all the cast members who have appeared on the show so far including Douglas, Noah Jupe (playing William Temple Franklin), Daniel Mays (Edward Bancroft), Ludivine Sagnier (Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy), and Thibault de Montalembert (Charles Gravier) among others. Franklin Episode 8 will be an exciting watch as it will conclude a historically important story and leave the viewers engaged.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Franklin Episode 8 will be released on Friday, May 17th, 2024 on Apple TV+. Since it’s the final episode, we can expect its runtime to go beyond the usual 50 to 60-minute bracket.

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Franklin has been a very historically accurate and well-researched show. Apart from the history aspect, it is also well-acted and directed which is why it has moved viewers so much. Franklin Episode 8 is the last episode and viewers will finally see the alliance storyline between America and France reaching its conclusion. Fans are really curious to see a bitter-sweet episode that will have all the emotions enacted.

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