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Peaky Blinders Viewers Left In Tears After Heartbreaking Opening Scene

Anish Vij

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Peaky Blinders Viewers Left In Tears After Heartbreaking Opening Scene


Viewers of the latest episode of Peaky Blinders have been left in tears after a heartbreaking opening scene.


Episode four begins in mourning as the Shelby family pay respect to Tommy's daughter Ruby at the funeral.


The seven-year-old girl lost her life from consumption disease in episode three.

Cillian Murphy's character looks distraught as he initially asks Arthur to read out his own speech at the service.

His elder brother, who's suffering from addiction, respectfully declines, as Tom is forced to give the speech himself.

The head of the Shelby clan, understandably, looks the most distressed he's been in the series so far.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

In an emotional speech, Tommy said: "We could have afforded a golden carriage. She deserved a golden carriage.

"But we didn't afford ourselves that luxury because gold doesn't work.

"That was the last lesson that Ruby taught us.


"This place was her favourite place in the whole world.

"And she used to say 'Dad, you never know what's going to come down the river'.

"And it's true.

"Little Ruby's fate came a thousand miles too soon. But in her name and in her memory things will change. And whatever comes down that river from now on, we will make good.


"We will make peaceful and honest and good and send it on down the river, better than it was.

"In her memory we will do this, but for now, we send her on to wherever it is you go in the hope that if that if there is a destination, it's a yard like this with horses and boats for her to play on."

After Shelby finishes his speech, his wife Lizzie, breaks down in tears and asks to 'be with' her daughter one last time before they seemingly burn the casket.

Fans of the show were completely gob smacked by the scene.


The official synopsis for the new episode reads: "Tommy establishes a connection between crime and political power that could alter the course of history.

"He also receives life-changing news from an unexpected source."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, Peaky Blinders

Anish Vij
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