Season 4 Episode 6: The Company
Aired: December 20, 2017
It is the night of the big fight - Bonnie Gold versus Goliath. But as the bell rings and the crowd goes wild, dangers lurk in the shadows for Tommy Shelby and his family.
When Changretta plays his final ace, he sets in motion a series of events that will change the Peaky Blinders forever.
I would actually be WAY more pissed at Tommy. Re-watching season 3 and I realized Arthur is in jail when she gives birth. That would push me into a rage as a pregnant woman, my husband locked up for the birth of our first child, at a time when childbirth was dangerous business. Yep she is more forgiving than I am that's for sure.
Tommy shooting Alfie was bound to happen.....
Re-watching the last season, some history of Alfie's personal axe to grind with the Italians:
So, when Alfie tells Tommy, " Big always fucks small"........It was the solution Tommy needed to defeat Luca.......
He called in "Bigger...(Capone) to Fuck "Smaller" (Luca)
I'll miss Alfie.....especially as the respected jeweler inspecting the Royal Jewels in season 3
A good peaky blinders tattoo? I’m thinking of getting something ... probably something simple like , in the bleak midwinter. So a peaky fan would know. As fit as tommy is I’m not sure I want his face on my arm forever 😂. I’ve seen some rather amazing ones (and to be fair some not so- either by poor design or not to my taste. ) I’d love to see yours :)
I understand that this poem is their thing...but does it feel unnatural to anyone else? I feel like the writers decided Tommy and the guys needed a motto or totem, and so chose this. Their recitations just feel contrived. What are your thoughts?
Does anyone know where to find it? The YouTube channel that had it was taken down for copyright even though i thought the channel belonged to the composers? At the very least does anyone have the piano tune that plays usually when Luca is on screen? Thanks
In season 3 episode 5, when Tommy stops taking his morphine and is sitting at the table for breakfast, Mary asks Tommy if he took his medicine. Tommy replies with
"Do you ever stand makes next to my bed naked, while reading the Bible?"
And he then asks her if she wants to know what happens next and then says he doesn't want to know so that's why he stopped taking it.
Was Tommy referring to some dirty shit Mary is doing, and threatening her in some way, I'm not sure. Or is it a vision he has while on morhpine and he sees that image while high?
I have been thinking about the character of Finn a lot as I re-watch. Of all the characters I feel he is the most unexplored. From what we piece together, he was orphaned very early in life, perhaps at birth, by the age of 4 or 5 his three oldest siblings left for war leaving him at home with Polly and Ada (who was a child herself). Shouldn't he be closer to Polly and in turn shouldn't she have a much deeper relationship with him? She is the only mother he has ever known. She displays little if any mother like tenancies to him vs. Micheal. She shows almost no maternal graces toward him, she does towards Ada, but it's odd (and perhaps part of Knight's female writing failure) that this aspect is missing. So at 14 or so, they all essentially leave Small Heath and yet Finn doesn't appear to be living with any of them in their alternate homes (Arthur/Tom/John have homes, Ada is in London and Polly is in her Tudor townhouse). Does no one think to take Finn in? I know a teen could fend for themselves in the 20s, but would they? In S4 Arthur gives him the widow's apartment so he has a place of his own, but where the hell has he been living? Above the betting shop alone?
In S1 there is a scene where he calls Tommy "Da" which is a phrase I have heard Irish friends use for their fathers, but Tommy shows almost no fatherly relationship with him and had been gone during the previous 4-5 years when Finn grew up so why would he even think of Tommy that way.
We also know the older brothers attended school somewhat, Arthur doesn't appear to have completed it, mentioning during his prison scene with John in S2 he was good at drawing and John says he never even went to class. We know however Mrs. Changretta taught them all, I get the impression perhaps John was a scholar, Tommy seems very well read with a keen intellect. But did Polly completely ignore schooling for Finn while he was in her care? We know he can't read (Digbeth Kid scene). It's just so odd to me that his character has so many holes.
It also seems Tommy wants him to be a full blinder in S4 with the razor scene, but is there no part of Finn that can speak for himself or a brother who doesn't want him to have that life? Again, Ada or Polly would seem to want to help but don't. Why on earth didn't Ada take him to London with her?
Does anyone know where I can find the original ost? By that I mean not songs but music and instrumental stuff that made specially for the show, I have been searching so long now only found season 3 on soundcloud but can't find anything else so any help would be great.
SPOILER ALERT New to this thread! I just finished binge watching Peaky blinders. I love everything about the show, but I feel like one thing that’s really fallen apart since Graces death was Tommy’s relationship with women. It’s always been very on and off and I feel like there’s barely any consistency to it. While it’s obvious he only slept with Jesse Eden to get what he wanted, his relationship with Lizzie seems like that of friends with benefits + a child now, but he’s always going back and forth with her. And with May, why did she even bother coming back if she was going to leave? I didn’t understand that scene at all. I hope the writers find Tommy a good partner in the next season, I feel like that part has just become really sloppy. Any thoughts? Also if there are any other threads dedicated to this please link me!
King George's letter writes:
"Dear Grand Duke Romanov,
I am writing to congratulate you on your continuous struggle to fight the Soviet Regime. My support is ever-growing.
I believe the explosion of the railroad was a truly magnificent operation and I can guarantee our support hereon.
Yours, King George."
I am kind of confused about this. Were the white Russians (like the Duke) in on the explosion plan? I thought the White Russians truly believed that the shipment of tanks was going to Georgia to help them fight the communists in Russia. I thought that the Economic League (which I'm guessing the King is part of) was going behind the White Russian's backs to get the shipment blown up by the Soviets.