Peaky Blinders: how does it end?

Farewell time has come for the Peaky Blinders, with the release of the sixth and final season on Netflix. This is how the series and the adventures of Thomas Shelby end. Warning, spoilers.

Warning, spoilers. The following paragraphs reveal plot elements of Peakt Blinders and its ending.

After three long years of waiting, the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders has finally landed on Netflix in France. These last episodes put an end to the adventures of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family of Birmingham gangsters. In six seasons, the leader of the clan has come a long way and has climbed into the political world with a place in Parliament, after years of shenanigans and illegal business.

Tommy Shelby also thought he could get rid of the fascist politician Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) but his assassination attempt was foiled. This failed attack had consequences: Aunt Polly (Helen McCrory), who served as the family’s matriarch, was killed and her death will profoundly affect the Shelbys.

Polly’s funeral will mark a clean break between Tommy and Michael (finn cole), the son of Polly, who swears revenge on the leader of the Peaky Blinders. Season 6 is going to be marked by their feud, as Tommy manages to trap him and have him imprisoned. Tommy will take advantage of Prohibition to get into the opium trade.

Though he continues his ingenious plans and political manipulations to supplant his enemies and grow his business, Tommy is plagued with doubts about his future. Thinking to be cursed and suffering from a tuberculoma, the leader of the Peaky Blinders will violently attack those they think responsible for his misfortunes, all the more after the death of his daughter Ruby, who was seriously ill.

Thomas Shelby is dead, long live Thomas Shelby

The death of his daughter will mark a point of no return for Tommy Shelby. He will give a good kick in the anthill and bring everyone together to launch a final offensive. The leader of the Peaky Blinders takes the opportunity to present his hidden son, Duke Shelby, born of a relationship with a woman named Zelda dating from before the First World War. This is too much for his wife Lizzy, who leaves him taking her son Charles with her.

Thinking that he is going to die of a tuberculoma, Tommy puts his affairs in order, entrusts them to his sister Ada and has his house demolished to leave no trace. Before retiring, he hatches a plan to take revenge on the figures of the Irish Republican Army, responsible for Polly’s death. His brother Arthur carries out this mission.

Peaky blinders: how does it end?
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For his part, Tommy sets a trap for Michael, fresh out of prison. He escapes the car bomb that was intended for him and kills it coldly. Thus, Tommy realizes Polly’s prediction, which wanted one of the two to die by the hand of the other. After this murder, Tommy bids farewell to his family and prepares to end his life to avoid dying from the disease.

But, thanks to a vision of his dead daughter, Tommy realizes that his doctor lied to him and that he never had an inoperable tuberculoma. It is actually his enemy Oswald Mosley, close to the doctor, who wanted him to believe that he was sick so that he committed suicide.

Because the only one who can kill Thomas Shelby is Thomas Shelby himself. The latter visits the doctor to kill him but finally resigns himself. Tommy burns his belongings and cart all the same to leave no trace of him and retires to a new, unknown life.

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