Peaky Blinders Finale Perfectly Sets Up Movie With Huge Final Twist
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Peaky Blinders finale
And so it all came down to this. After six seasons, 35 episodes and the birth of the unlikeliest of style icons, Peaky Blinders has finally come to an end.
Or has it?
Following a shocking twist at the end of the finale, fans have been left with their minds blown, as many believe the conclusion to the iconic series perfectly sets up plans for an upcoming movie.
Earlier on in the season, Tommy learned that he's contracted tuberculoma - a disease which his doctor says will kill him within 18 months - leaving him to spend his remaining time coming to terms with the fact that he is, despite his wealth and power, an 'ordinary mortal man.'
With his business wrapped up, as the finale neared its conclusion we saw Tommy say goodbye to his family before taking himself away to end his life.
Yet as he put the gun to his head he received a visit from the spirit of his daughter, Ruby.
'Am I dead already,' he asked, with Ruby replying to tell him that not only was he not dead, but he wasn't even sick.
After being prompted to look into the fire by his daughter, Tommy found a newspaper clipping from Oswald Mosley's marriage to Diana Mitford, including a photo which revealed that Mosley's best man was none other than the doctor who told Tommy he was dying.
Realising he'd been lied to, Tommy visits the doctor, who confirms that his enemies believed that the only person who could kill Tommy Shelby was Tommy Shelby himself.
But upon hearing the clock strike the 11th hour, Tommy spares the doctor's life, and rides off on his daughter's white horse, his life once more stretched out in front of him.
With most having expected the show to end with Tommy's death, fans are reacting in amazement to the shocking twist, with many hoping it means we may not have seen the last of Tommy Shelby on our screens after all.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has previously confirmed that a movie is in the works, but with few details known about whether any main characters will return, fans have been taking this moment to pay tribute to Cillian Murphy, for portraying one of the most iconic characters British TV has seen this century.