PEAKY Blinders viewers were left stunned tonight as Polly Gray shot Linda Shelby dead in a shock twist.
The family matriarch stepped in to save Arthur in the final moments of tonight’s episode after Linda arrived at Tommy’s house ready to kill him.
Linda was upset that her estranged husband had slashed the face of the new man in her life, and told him he was now “as ugly on the outside as you are on the inside.”
She then whipped a gun from behind her back, with Arthur looking shocked as her car headlights beamed into his eyes.
As the hardman braced himself for what was to come, a shot rang out – and it was Linda who fell to the floor.
With Tommy having raced outside to see what was going on, he and Arthur turned to see Polly with a gun pointed at Linda.
The camera then panned back to Linda lying on the ground, and viewers were stunned by the dramatic final moments of the fourth episode in the current fifth series.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “What an intense ending.”
Another added: “Wow Polly just shot Author’s wife.”
A third tweeted: “WHAAAAT. My heart just f***ing went. Thank god for Pol.”
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A fourth fan of the show agreed, writing: “Holy s*** that was one dramatic ending.”
Linda became the latest victim of the fifth series, after Bonnie Gold was crucified by the Billy Boys.
His father Aberama then got his revenge last week by pouring boiling hot tar into a Billy Boy gang member’s mouth.
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