PEAKY Blinders season five has come to a triumphant end but with teetering cliff-hangers come lingering questions.
Will Tommy Shelby survive the tragic events of this series and has the family been torn apart. Here is what we want to know…
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from the Peaky Blinders season five finale.
1. Has Winston Churchill agreed to help Tommy Shelby kill a mutual enemy?
The sixth and final episode of Peaky Blinders season five took viewers on a journey of deceit and debauchery.
In the earlier scenes Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) sat down for a meeting with Winston Churchill (Richard McCabe).
Although the two have not exactly seen eye-to-eye, they agreed Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin) was a cancer to society.
Churchill supported Tommy’s mission to take down the fascist leader, even encouraging him to do whatever it takes to defeat the opposition.
In fact, his keenness suggested he too would be willing to go to great lengths to ensure Mosley is no longer a burden on them.
As their appointment wrapped up Churchill stated: “If you need anything call me” – is this an indication he is open to helping Tommy kill Mosley?
2. Will Tommy Shelby kill Polly Gray?
The once close-knit Shelby clan is grumbling before Tommy’s very eyes thanks – in large – to Michael Gray (Finn Cole).
Michael made an impromptu announcement during a family meeting at the brood’s pub, The Garrison.
The soon-to-be father revealed he has a deal in place with the Americans, which will make them all a lot of money.
However, the catch is, the Yankees do not want to associate with a “back street razor gang” but his new clean cut crew, according to the young Peaky Blinder.
Therefore, both Tommy and Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) will have to retire and let Michael take full control of the company.
Naturally, neither brother was welcome to the idea, putting his mother Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) in a difficult situation.
Later, Polly went to see Tommy in his office and agreed a war between the two of them would soon ensue.
She sided with her son Michael, as she handed in her resignation after he said a few cutting words.
Tommy insisted he would kill her husband-to-be Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) if he sided with Michael.
When she asked what that meant for her, he coldly replied: “I’ll do what I have to do, Poll.”
Considering all they have been through, could Tommy ever kill Polly?
3. Is Tommy Shelby going to commit suicide?
A history of suicides seem to run in Tommy’s family, as not only did his mother take her own life but his grandfather too.
Even Charlie Strong (Ned Dennehy) said there was a likelihood the politician would be next if he did not quit the lifestyle.
At the very end of the series, the father-of-two was seen holding a gun to his head as his plan to kill Mosley fell to pieces.
But knowing he has children, a wife, friends and family could he ever pull the trigger?
4. Did Billy Grade betray Tommy Shelby?
Billy Grade (Emmett J. Scanlan) lived a relatively normal life before the Peaky Blinders approached him.
He used to be a professional footballer, before eventually turning his hand to singing for a living, however, that all changed when the Peaky Boys made him an offer he could not refuse.
Nevertheless, he seemed regretful having to work on their behalf but built a close friendship with the youngest brother, Finn Shelby (Harry Kirton).
His relationship with Finn concerned Arthur, as he feared they would discuss the inner-workings of the family business when no one was around.
Acting on his assumption, Arthur threatened Billy and warned it is in his best interest to refrain from discussing anything to do with family matters.
He even told Finn that he was to talk to Billy about the family and word got out he would be responsible for his death.
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Yet his words of wisdom, if you can call them that, appeared to have gone over both their heads, as Finn let slip a fascist would be killed at Mosley’s Birmingham rally.
Viewers saw Billy reach for the phone after the shock admission and lo and behold Tommy’s plan to kill fascist Mosley was foiled.
At present, Billy would appear to be the only person other than those immediately involved in the assassination who knew about it.
But fans of the hit BBC series will have to wait until the next one to find out who betrayed the Peaky Blinders.
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