Palm Royale, April 10, 2024, Apple TV+, “Maxine Takes a Step”

Palm Royale

In this suspenseful and glamorous episode of Palm Royale, Maxine Simmons, played by Kristen Wiig, continues her relentless pursuit of acceptance into the exclusive world of Palm Beach high society. The episode, “Maxine Takes a Step,” airing on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, finds Maxine navigating a web of secrets, lies, and social climbing as she strives to secure her place among the elite.

The series, set in the pivotal year of 1969, explores the complex dynamics between the haves and the have-nots, with Maxine embodying the latter as she schemes her way into the upper echelons of society. The episode hints at a potential turning point in Maxine’s journey, suggesting that she may be forced to question how much of herself she is willing to sacrifice to reach the top.

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The ensemble cast shines in their respective roles, including Allison Janney as the queen bee of the country club set, Evelyn Rollins, and Laura Dern as the political activist and feminist, Linda Shaw. Joining them are Josh Lucas as Maxine’s husband, Douglas Simmons, and Carol Burnett as his comatose aunt, Norma Dellacorte.

This time Maxine attempts to unearth information that could upend her marriage, while Linda and the Women’s Circle grapple with threats to the social order of Palm Beach. With secrets and lies abound, Maxine must carefully navigate this treacherous high society world, where one wrong step could lead to her downfall.

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Palm Royale continues to deliver a blend of comedy and drama, with a dash of mystery, as Maxine’s true motives and her connection to the Dellacorte family remain partially obscured.

Palm Royale airs on Apple TV+ with new episodes released on Wednesdays.

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