peaky blinders series 4 episode 5

Peaky Blinders Series 4 Episode 5 Recap

As the episode begins, Thomas (Cillian Murphy) is followed by Luca (Adrien Brody) and his men. Luca suggests shooting out the tires. He also believes that Thomas may surrender. He makes it clear the he wants to fire the final shot. Tommy gets out and rushes upstairs. He pulls out a big gun and opens fire on Luca and his men. Tommy switches guns and encounters an older woman. He ushers her inside and the chase continues. Tommy manages to slay another one of Luca’s men. Then, he rushes inside and tells everyone to stay inside. Luca encounters a young boy. He gives him a little money to squeal on Tommy. Thomas makes it outside. He fires down on another guy. As Tommy passes by, he finishes the man off with a bullet to the head.

cillian murphy peaky blindersEventually, Thomas is cornered. He comes out and agrees to duel with Luca. The confrontation is halted by the arrival of Inspector Moss (Tony Pitts) and his men. Moss tells Thomas that soldiers are coming to stop the revolution. Thomas meets up with Polly (Helen McCrory). They agree to tell Arthur (Paul Anderson) and the others the truth. Eventually, Charlie (Ned Dennehy), Arthur and Johnny Dogs (Packy Lee) arrive. Tommy tells them that he killed three of Luca’s men. Arthur tells Tommy that they’ll get a drink, because Tommy will begin feeling the shakes soon. When Tommy returns to the office, he finds Lizzie (Natasha O’Keeffe) there. She tells him that she is pregnant with his child. He first offers to get rid of it, but Lizzie is adamant that she will never allow that to happen. Then, he promises that she’ll have an allowance and will be able to care for the kid.

adrien brody peaky blindersMeanwhile, Arthur gets drunk and high on coke. He returns home and pleads with Linda (Kate Phillips) to save him once again. The following day, Polly takes Michael (Finn Cole) to Aberama’s hideout. Bonnie (Jack Rowan) takes Michael’s pain killers and they promise to keep him safe. Then, Aberama (Aidan Gillen) agrees to show Polly a long way out of the woods. They stop on the side of the trail and prepare to cook a rabbit. They get flirty, before Polly takes Aberama’s knife and threatens him harm, if he gives up Michael. Then, they turn back to romance. In Camden Town, Alfie (Tom Hardy) gets a visit from Luca and his cousin. Luca tries to recruit Alfie to help him kill Tommy. Alfie writes up a bill and passes it along. Then, something Luca says convinces Alfie that Luca intends to kill them all in the future. Seconds later, Ada (Sophie Rundle) is taken into custody. She is forced to strip in front of two guards.

peaky blinders series 4 episode 5Ben Younger (Kingsley Ben-Adir) enters and sends the other guards away. He allows Ada to get dressed. He tries to encourage Ada to work with the British to bring down the Communist uprising. When Tommy enters his office, he finds Ada waiting on him. Ada tells Tommy about her experience. He apologizes and reveals that Younger is with them. He explains that it needed to look good. Thomas suggests that he will be able to stop the uprising by working with Jessie Eden (Charlie Murphy) to stop the instigators. Charlie and Curly (Ian Peck) prepare a romantic dinner for Jessie and Tommy. The dinner starts off with Jessie tasting Tommy’s gin. Then, they begin chatting about communism. Tommy explains that he intends to approach the situation like he would a horse race.

sophie rundle peaky blindersJessie makes it clear the she wants to make the fight real with guns and ammunition as well. She encourages Tommy to lend his support to the cause. She admits that Tommy has never been a fan of the government and that they’ve used them. Curly arrives with music. Before too long, Charlie and Tommy find themselves dancing together. They kiss, before Charlie stops him. Tommy tells her to arrange a meeting with the right people and he will be there. Meanwhile, Arthur and the others prepare the venue for the upcoming boxing match. Bonnie is told that he’ll be given 20% if he can stop his opponent in the fourth round. Tommy walks through the building, while Alfie makes his entrance.

 

Peaky Blinders Review

This season of Peaky Blinders has been great. This episode started off with a bang and quickly turned into a whimper. It is really hard to complain about the episode, but a little bit was too predictable. It was pretty clear that Polly was helping Tommy and that she would eventually get together with Aberama. I am also worried that the Ben Younger character might be an attempt to throw a little political correctness into the series. So, what has Alfie decided to do?

Will he betray Tommy or will he help bring down Luca? We’ll find out in the next episode. This episode scores a 7.5 out of 10. Catch up with previous Peaky Blinders recaps now!

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