PEAKY Blinders fans are pinning for another douse of the hit BBC gangster drama following the epic series five finale.
From the unexpected return of a major character to the death of a much-loved gypsy. Here is why you must watch episode five.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from the Peaky Blinders season five finale.
Saying goodbye to another series of Peaky Blinders can be hard but when the last episode is a little longer than previous ones it makes it that much easier to bid farewell.
Fortunately, fans of the BBC series were treated to an extra five minutes of the much loved Birmingham based drama.
While five minutes may not sound like a lot, every second counted when it came down to the nail-biting finale.
In fact, the last few sequences were arguably the most dramatic, as viewers watched Tommy Shelby’s (played by Cillian Murphy) plan to assassinate Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) sabotaged.
He then appeared to contemplate taking his own life, as the failure of not being able to kill Mosley kicked in.
Yes! Those precious five minutes were certainly needed to convey the tragedy of it all in a truly spectacular fashion.
Fiery standoffs were not lacking in the finale episode, as there were a number of awkward deadlocks to entertain fans.
First, was Tommy and Michael Gray (Finn Cole), who butted heads about which direction to take the family business in.
While Michael wanted to partner with the Americans and run the company, the father-of-two disagreed, not least because it meant giving up control to the young heir.
They have been at loggerheads for some time now but it was evident they would struggle to come back from this, as Tommy saw his move as a betrayal.
Next was Polly Gray (Helen McCrory), who was put in a difficult situation, having to decide between her son and nephew.
Of course, she sided with the man she gave birth to and delivered the news directly to Tommy, before handing in her resignation.
Their meeting was frosty, as they both agreed a war would commence and she would be in the firing line.
The politician even threatened he would kill the mother-of-one and her soon-to-be-husband Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen).
Another showdown arouse when Tommy and Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) confronted an employee, who was selling information about them.
Mickey, who worked behind the bar at The Garrison, admitted to giving information about the family to the highest bidder.
As a consequence for his actions, Mickey was shot in the head by Tommy for passing on intel, which resulted in the death of Colonel Ben Younger (Kingsley Ben-Adir).
Death of a major character
Death is inevitable, especially when you are a gangster with dozens of enemies and a constant target on you back.
But it is still upsetting when a fan favourite perishes before their time, as was the case with Aberama.
He was murdered yards from his nemesis Jimmy McCavern (Brian Gleeson), who killed his son Bonnie Gold (Jack Rowan).
In fact, he was killed as he attempted to assassinate the Billy Boys leader at a packed out arena in Birmingham.
Sadly, Aberama died before he was able to take revenge on Jimmy for killing his child, as Tommy’s plan to kill Mosley was leaked.
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Shock resurrection from the dead
As disappointing as it was to see Aberama killed off, fans were delighted to see Tom Hardy’s character Alfie Simmons return.
He was thought to have died in season four after being shot in the face by Tommy on a beach in Margate.
But he miraculously survived the shooting and set up home in the seaside town in south east England.
He was reintroduced into the fold when Tommy paid him a visit to ask for help with taking down Mosley.