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Peaky Blinders Just Hit Us With The Most Shocking Episode Of The Series So Far

Anish Vij

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Peaky Blinders Just Hit Us With The Most Shocking Episode Of The Series So Far

*WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS*

Peaky Blinders have just hit us with the most shocking episode of the season so far.

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In episode three of season six we see the return of an old character, as well as the introduction of a new one.

Despite the joyful return of Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) in the previous episode, the cliffhanger ends with Tommy and Lizzie's daughter Ruby, who was taken ill.

Throughout the new season, Tommy's daughter experiences strange visions of potential threats to the Shelby family.

Yet, as the new episode begins, it turns out the visions have been occurring because of a major health problem she has, which sees Tommy carrying Ruby to hospital, alongside Lizzie.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Doctors inform the couple that their daughter has a tuberculosis infection in her left lung, also known as consumption, which was prevalent back in those days.

As the medics keep Ruby overnight, an understandably panicked Mr Shelby, seems to loose his cool at the hospital, where Lizzie somehow manages to calm him down.

Tommy then goes on a quest for some answers and leaves his sister, Ada, in charge for the time-being.

The head of the Shelby family believes that his daughter has been the victim of a curse and opts to pay a visit to the wife of his deceased brother, Esme Shelby (Aimee-Ffion Edwards), who was last seen in season four.

Esme Shelby (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) returns. Credit: BBC
Esme Shelby (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) returns. Credit: BBC

While Tommy tries to get to the bottom of supposed 'gypsy curse', Ada takes the meeting with Jack Nelson a.k.a, Uncle Jack (James Frecheville), fascist Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) and his lover Lady Diana Mitford (Amber Anderson).

The eerie meeting consists of a bit of back and forth and further builds up to the fascist regime becoming prevalent prior to the start of WWII.

After more than holding her own in the meeting, Ada then instructs fellow peaky Isaiah Jesus (Daryl McCormack) to get to the bottom of who's been stealing their opium drug at the Liverpool docks.

She instructs Isiah to take Arthur with him, who is struggling with opium addiction, in attempts to get him back on track.

After the pair head to the docks, they are met by the one and only Stephen Graham, who makes his first appearance in the series as Hayden Stagg - the man who runs the docks.

Arthur confronts the Liverpudlian and you know what usually happens when Arthur confronts someone...

Episode three is our first look at Stephen Graham who plays Hayden Stagg. Credit: BBC
Episode three is our first look at Stephen Graham who plays Hayden Stagg. Credit: BBC

Bizarrely though, after using his intimidation tactics to scare the s*** out of Stagg, it seems as if that completely backfired.

Stagg begins to use his 'words' as a weapon and gives Arthur a philosophical speech that leaves the Shelby brother in tears and more importantly, the Liverpool man comes out pretty unscathed.

However, Arthur crying after being told off isn't the shocking part of the show.

As Tommy returns from his trip to the mountains he heads straight to the hospital and is met by a distraught Lizzie.

Lizzie Shelby (Natasha O'Keeffe). Credit: BBC
Lizzie Shelby (Natasha O'Keeffe). Credit: BBC

"Where the f*** were you?" she shouts as Tommy is stood out in the pouring rain.

Lizzie then reveals that Ruby has died: "She's gone Tommy."

A gobsmacked Tommy was then told that Ruby asked for him right before she passed.

The dramatic ending to the episode was by far the most shocking of the season so far.

We'll have to wait till next Sunday 20 March to find out what happens next.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Peaky Blinders, BBC, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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