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Franklin Episode 7 Preview: What To Expect?

Franklin deals with a very important person in American history, Benjamin Franklin. It is a period and biographical drama in the form of a miniseries; it touches on a very pivotal chapter in the country’s history. Franklin started on April 12th and so far six episodes are out.

The story of this series is at a very dramatic point and hence there is much excitement around Franklin Episode 7. We will be taking a look at what can be expected from this episode and when it’s released. If you are a fan of the show, read on.

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What Is Franklin All About?

Franklin is written by Howard Korder and Kirk Ellis while Tim Van Patten is the director. It is adapted from A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America which was released in 2005 and is penned by Stacy Schiff. Franklin focuses on Benjamin Franklin (played by Michael Douglas), who is one of the founding fathers of the USA, as he makes efforts to France which was headed by Louis XVI. For this, he decides to stay in that country for around 8 years leading up to the Revolutionary War.

Douglas is also an executive producer on Franklin with Korder, Ellis, Patten, Richard Plepler, Mark Mostyn and Tony Krantz. The series has been airing since April 12th, 2024.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?

Franklin Episode 6 is called Beauty and Folly and it was helmed by Tim Van Patten with a script from Howard Korder and Kirk Ellis. It was released on May 3rd, 2024, and showcased Franklin taking a stand and rejecting the proposal given by John Adams (played by Eddie Marsan).

This even results in Adam getting ousted by the Count of Vergennes. Later on, they agree to offer a large sum of money along with several troops and some ships from the side of France during the fight with the Britishers.

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It also showcases Temple Franklin (played by Noah Jupe) getting captured as he was planning to join the war. He is presented in Count and something changes in him. We later see him again working on writing the drafts of the letters.

Meanwhile, Franklin continues to get as much help from France to save and secure America. The episode showcases the struggles of Franklin to get a diplomatic deal for his country.

What To Expect From Franklin Episode 7?

Franklin Episode 7 is also written by the same team involving Ellis and Korder. It is titled Begin by Creeping and will showcase some major plot changes and developments. It will showcase the aftermath of the major win that took place at the Yorktowns.

The episode will showcase some cracks that are appearing in the bonding of the French and the American people. They are planning to oust each other by any means.

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Meanwhile, Franklin is going to continue his efforts to get more help from King Louis to have America in a safe position during the war. Franklin Episode 7 is the semi-final episode of this miniseries so it will do a much-needed buildup for the final episode.

The episode will feature all the prominent actors from the show including Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Daniel Mays (portraying Edward Bancroft), Thibault de Montalembert (playing Charles Gravier) and Ludivine Sagnier (Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy) among others.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Franklin Episode 7 is scheduled to be released on May 10th, 2024 on Apple TV+. It will have a runtime that is usual for this show, between 45 to 60 minutes. This season of Franklin will have eight episodes in total and the final is going to drop on May 17th.

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Conclusion

Franklin is the second miniseries in 2024 that deals with an important American chapter from history. The other one is Manhunt. It is slick, and despite the subject, doesn’t get boring even for a moment. The series is directed well and all the episodes are really gripping.

It’s period quality doesn’t overpower the show’s storyline. Franklin Episode 7 is the penultimate entry and hence the excitement among fans is really big these days. They are eager to know how Franklin will achieve his goals on the diplomatic front with France.