Peaky Blinders Season 6 Ending Explained
Peaky Blinders spoilers follow.
The fate of Tommy Shelby has been decided and the end of Peaky Blinders as we know, it happened and, as expected, it came with more than a few twists.
With the threat of tuberculoma sentencing him to death, Michael (Finn Cole) swearing to kill him in revenge for Polly’s death, and his business and family collapsing around him, there were more than a few loose strings to tie by the show. to finish.
Here’s what happened to the central characters and what it means for the upcoming movie.
Tommy spends the vast majority of the final episode preparing for death – but the cat of nine lives managed to live to fight yet another day. The film now surely promises the return of Cillian Murphy and his flat cap for another outing.
Believing he had a tuberculoma, Tommy put his final preparations in place, ironing out his final details and even blowing up his house to make way for new homes for Birmingham’s working class.
He then retired, saying goodbye to his family and handing over everything to Ada, intending to die alone in solitude with his horses. But then a message from his late daughter Ruby provided clarity that literally breathed new life into him.
Although he lived with the burden of tuberculoma for the last three episodes, it turned out to be a ruse, executed by Mosley and his band of fascists with the help of Dr. Holford, who was so closely connected to the group. that he was even present at Mosley’s marriage to Diana Mitford, witness Adolf Hitler as best man.
A newspaper article about the marriage showed Tommy the truth – that Dr. Holford, who gave him the fatal diagnosis, was part of an elaborate scam.
Holford later rationalizes his actions, saying that Tommy is a “sick man”. Despite holding a gun to his head, Tommy finally decides to spare his life, revived by the certainty that he is not going to die.
Returning to the trailer he now lives in, he sees it on fire. Rather than fight, he sets off on his horse ready to rebuild his life.
Duke has been fully integrated into the fold within weeks, admitting he had killed a man before becoming a member of the Blinders – a nurse for refusing to help his mother in the hospital because she was a gypsy. It turns out he was only upset to witness the horrific garotte moment in the last episode because he thought it was “unfair”, not because the blood made him sick.
And he also happens to be a damn good shooter. With traitor Billy Grade meeting his handy creator with the help of Isiah, and Finn being permanently kicked out of the family after bringing a traitor into the ranks, it turns out there was a reason Finn was barely seen at all this season – we didn’t trust him.
Under Tommy’s command, Isiah and Duke set to work cleaning Tommy’s house, with Finn and Billy later showing up to party. Only then they were ambushed, with Billy being shot in the head and Finn leaving swearing revenge after Duke announced, on orders from the Peaky Blinders, that he was no longer a Shelby.
A newly clean Arthur came back from the brink, we’ve seen him all season, and was in charge of the IRA leg of the operation, waiting patiently at the Garrison pub for Captain Swing and his cronies to come get him.
But a Shelby always has a plan, and it didn’t take long for things to get complicated with a massive gunfight ensuing. Arthur was alongside Jeremiah and his crew, with Swing and his associates quickly outnumbered – even with a sniper helping them in the rafters.
After finally throwing mustard gas into the mix, the Peaky Blinders emerge victorious, with Arthur giving Swing enough recovery to breathe before shooting him in the heart in revenge for what she did to Aunt Polly.
Arthur is the only person in the family to talk about his diagnosis and is too upset to be at his brother’s final farewell dinner. But now that he’s alive, a reunion could be on the cards – just in time for the movie.
For someone who told the camera how badly he wanted to kill Tommy Shelby all season, Michael didn’t quite get there.
Almost as soon as he arrived, he was sidetracked by a meeting with Gina, who told him of plans to kill not only Tommy, but also Arthur, young Charlie, and newcomer Duke. The idea launches Michael, who has at least championed the “no children, no women” murder policy.
Arranging to meet Tommy in Canada, he formulates a plan to plant a bomb in his car – only he doesn’t rely on Johnny Dogs’ presence to turn it into his own while Michael distracts Tommy.
When the bomb goes off, Michael is angered to find his job hasn’t been done after all, and Tommy shoots him in the eye, ending Polly’s prophecy that there will be a war, and one of them is going to die.
Alfie Solomons did pretty well in the final episode – creating a new life for himself in Boston as the area’s premier smuggler thanks to Tommy killing his competitors. In response, he gave up his job in Camden Town to the Blinders.
Lizzie officially reached the end of her tether after finding out that Tommy slept with Diana Mitford and decided to leave him. Still heartbroken by the death of her daughter Ruby, she is surprised when Tommy’s son, Charlie, asks to join her instead of staying with him.
“You may not be my mother, but you are more my mother than he is my father.” the 12-year-old boy says, and Tommy relents, believing he’s dying anyway and his child will be taken care of.
It is unknown what happened to her, or how she will find out the truth about Tommy.
Peaky Blinders Series 6 is available now on BBC iPlayer and will be available on Netflix from June 10.
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