Peaky Blinders season 5 – All the unanswered questions from episode four plus lots more

Peaky Blinders season 5 – All the unanswered questions from episode four plus lots more

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PEAKY Blinders has more twist and turns than a rollercoaster and episode four saw the Birmingham based family hit with another obstacle.

Not only does Tommy Shelby have to play nice with Oswald Mosley but he is now working with the Chinese. Here are some of the questions hot on our lips…

Peaky Blinders' Tommy Shelby made a deal with Brilliant Chang
Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby made a deal with Brilliant Chang
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WARNING: This article contains spoilers from episode four of Peaky Blinders season five.

Who is Brilliant Chang?

Episode four of Peaky Blinders series five saw Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) cut a deal with the Chinese.

The Labour MP agreed to transport Brilliant Chang’s drugs following a tense meeting at his pub, The Garrison.

History tells us Brilliant was a mastermind drug dealer, who was dubbed the “Dope King” of London, due to his expertise in the field.

As well as selling narcotics, he was also a Chinese restaurateur and is believed to have been involved in the death of Freda Kempton.

He was linked to the dancer, who died from an overdose of cocaine in 1922, in the days leading up to her death.

A friend of Freda’s, at the time, claimed Brilliant had drugged her, however, the court later found she had committed suicide, while temporarily insane.

Although the restaurateur was not charged with her death, the publicity from the inquest was fatal to his business.

In 1925 he was deported from Britain and is said to have later fled to Hong Kong but little is known about his later years in life.

Peaky Blinders' Tommy Shelby has been having visions since Grace Burgess’ death
Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby has been having visions since Grace Burgess’ death
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Why does Tommy Shelby keep having visions?

Since Grace Burgess’ (Annabelle Wallis) passing Tommy has been having regular visions of his late wife, who died from a gun wound.

These hallucinations could be brought on by a number of reasons such as grief, opium – the drug he is taking – or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following his work in the army.

His family have encouraged him to seek professional help but he has failed to visit his doctor and continues to use drugs.

The use of narcotics is unlikely to help his current state of mind, as it seems to be making him a little paranoid too.

Tommy is convinced his cousin, Michael Gray (Finn Cole), is working against him and is making some very irrational decisions as of late.

A mysterious man was seen staring at Tommy in Peaky Blinder episode 4
A mysterious man was seen staring at Tommy in Peaky Blinder episode 4
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Who was the MP giving Tommy Shelby dirty looks?

Once again the father-of-two gave a rousing speech in the House of Commons but much like before his words displeased a member of the house.

However, unlike last time when Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) became known to viewers for his distaste of the politician, this man is currently unknown.

All we know of the middle-aged man, who could be seen frowning as Tommy spoke to MPs, is that he is a chain-smoking politician too.

Perhaps viewers will learn more about him in a later episode, but as it stands there is not much to go by.

However, he shares an uncanny resemblance to Sir Winston Churchill and Tommy has been known to have rubbed the MP the wrong way on a few occasions.

Peaky Blinders' Arthur Shelby attempted to kill Jimmy McCavern
Peaky Blinders’ Arthur Shelby attempted to kill Jimmy McCavern
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Will Arthur Shelby kill Jimmy McCarvern?

Tommy and Jimmy McCarvern (Brian Gleeson) called a truce in episode four, while business is being handled.

But they both agreed once they no longer need each other to fulfil their desired purpose, they intend to kill one another.

Naturally, Jimmy, who is the leader of the Billy Boys, was less than trusting when it came to agreeing terms.

He rightly pointed out that Arthur had planted a hand grenade to get rid of him when he tried to kill Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen).

Given that Arthur is a hot-head, is it likely he will try and take out the Glasgow gangster again in the future?

Viewers will have to continue to watch to see if Jimmy lives to fight another day.

Is Michael Gray going to betray Tommy Shelby?

Michael Gray’s loyalty has been a talking point since the series returned on the August Bank Holiday and though he professes his innocence there is still some uncertainty on Tommy’s part.

What’s more, his wife Gina (Anna Taylor-Joy) is not a fan of the Beaky Blinders’ leader and could be whispering in his ear to stab the politician in the back.

Polly Gray’s (Helen McCrory) son is already planning to leave England for New York and start a family of his own, so what does he actually have to lose?


When is Peaky Blinders season 5 next on?

Episode five of Peaky Blinders season five airs on BBC One on Sunday, September 15, at 9pm.

The premiere episode was shown on the same channel on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9pm.

Netflix and BBC iPlayer have seasons one to four on their streaming service.

This year the show has been moved from its original home on BBC Two to BBC One, following its success.

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