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There's no denying the end of the fourth instalment in the Peaky Blinders series was explosive. The first five episodes leading up to the finale were filled with tension, deceit, corruption and double-crossing.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
We'll have to wait and see how much reckoning that infamous mobster will inflict on the Shelby's, but one thing we do know is that Tommy's foray into politics will pay off for the family.
Arthur Shelby actor, Paul Anderson, has told the Metro that Cillian's character's move to become the Labour MP for Birmingham South will give them 'more power'. While most people would think politics and crime don't mix, Anderson says: "Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position.
"So, we'll all have more cover, we'll have more opportunity, and more protection.
"And by protection, I mean by society and the police and so on. We'll be able to get away with things under the guise of, 'we're politicians, we're respectable'."
The actor recalled being shocked when he initially read the script for the season four finale and realised he was going to die. Thankfully though, he only had to flip a few pages to reveal it was all a ruse and he'd get to enjoy some payback later in the episode.
He said: "I do remember reading the scene where Arthur is strangled and you think he's dead.
"When I read that no one told me whether I was dead or not. I read it and I didn't reappear for another 20 pages so I was like, 'they've killed Arthur - I wish someone would have told me'."
Unfortunately the next and possibly last season of the show won't be ready until Spring next year.
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