Drama. Tommy prepares himself as the bloody battle lines are drawn between the Peaky Blinders and Changretta. A deal is struck with potentially devastating consequences.
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If the Italians win, they're not leaving.
They're coming and they're here to stay.
The intelligence services in London sent seven officers to Birmingham.
At the top of their list is Ada Thorne.
Alfie Solomons runs the fighter. He says it's money for nothing.
That there is the Southern Counties welterweight champion.
Name the day, Mr Shelby.
Stop drinking whisky, switch to stout,
then go and see a doctor about that baby.
Make sure Tommy keeps that Friday free.
Tell him I have an appointment for him.
You've agreed to give up Tommy...
..to save my life.
This programme contains some violent scenes and very strong language
# Take a little walk to the edge of town
# And go across the tracks
# Where a viaduct looms like a bird of doom
# As it shifts and cracks
# Where secrets lie in the border fires
# In the humming wires
# Hey, man, you know you're never coming back
# Past the square, past the bridge
# Past the mills... #
Shoot out his tyres.
But remember, I fire the final shot!
# On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man
# In a dusty black coat with a red right hand
# Red right hand
# Red right hand... #
Stay inside, love!
Go. Go. Go!
It's all right, love. It's all right. Come inside. Come inside.
Stay inside, don't come out.
Get away from the window.
Right, stay inside and stay down.
Everyone, stay indoors, stay down!
By order of the Peaky Blinders!
Which way? Which way did he go?
MUFFLED VOICES BELOW
SHOUTING IN ITALIAN
Hey, I know you own the cops in this dirty
fucking town, but you'll be dead before they get here!
Come on. Me and you, Tommy, come on!
GUNSHOTS AND SHOUTING
Enough! I said enough!
I said enough! Now get out of it!
Go on. Enough!
What the fuck are you doing here?
Saving your life.
Or his. I'm a police officer, Tommy,
I'm a fucking police officer, right? Doing my duty.
Stopping all this!
There's three bodies need cleaning up.
Tell the people who live in these houses
that they are free to go about their lawful business.
Tell them that the rule of law has been restored.
Haven't you heard, Tommy? Hey?
Soldiers are coming.
Do you know, I remember the very first time
you head butted a policeman.
And after you got your OBE from the King,
I didn't think there'd be a next time.
What do you think you're going to tell Arthur?
I'll tell him the truth.
So. What the fuck happened today, Tom?
We all heard - shooting in Artillery Square.
Yeah, there was.
Today I killed three men.
Now our enemies are down to eight.
I suppose they, er, I suppose they took you by surprise, did they?
No. I knew they were coming.
Just after Christmas, I received a letter from Luca Changretta...
..offering to spare my son if I gave up Tommy...
..and I gave Tommy up.
Because that was the plan that Polly and I agreed on.
I knew that Luca would want to pull the trigger himself,
so I used the set-up as bait to bring him here.
You're a fucking idiot, Tom!
Look, I didn't get Luca but I got three, all right? That's it.
That's what happened.
-Come here, you.
-Aye, but he's right, ah.
I mean, I thought you'd gone soft.
So you got three?
Yeah, I got three.
Well, I'll drink to you, Tom, you mad bastard.
Pretty soon you'll... You're going to get the shakes
when your blood cools down. Let's go and get a drink.
Dad? You got three what?
I got three shillings for a two shilling horse, my boy.
You come with us, eh?
You want a drink, Lizzie? I've had a hard day.
I don't drink whisky or gin any more, Tom.
Because they say it harms the baby.
Yes, it can only be yours.
That day by the canal
when you were fucking somebody else in your head.
Except it wasn't her who got pregnant.
Have a seat, Lizzie.
All right, I know a woman, Lizzie...
You know lots of women, Tommy.
If you don't know this already, you don't know me -
I'm keeping it.
Who's going to run my fucking office?
You'll find somebody.
Well, you'd better put a fucking advert in the paper, then.
I'm not laid up yet.
You'll not go to work with a child of mine inside of you.
Fuck, now my hand shakes...
It's OK, Tom. We'll be OK.
All this death, Lizzie. Fuck, let's have some life, eh?
I got three.
I know, Tom.
One of them point-blank.
A baby. A little you and me.
And he looked up at me.
You'll get an allowance...
..every week, from the company.
Business is booming.
We'll, erm, buy a nice house, eh?
Come on, I'll drive you home.
I'm just looking.
FOOTSTEPS ON STAIRS
-DOOR OPENS Fuck!
Arthur, you scared me to death.
Linda, I need you to save me...again.
I'm drunk again.
I am drunk again.
I need you to save me.
Tell me what you said to me this morning.
Tell me. Tell me again.
Tell me, say it. Say it.
We will be back in our garden
before the time comes to plant anything out.
Just one winter.
Just one winter.
Come to bed, Arthur.
They're coming, boys.
No! No! No fucking way!
You've never eaten hedgehog, Michael?
I'm getting back in this car.
Michael, you're number two on Luca Changretta's hit list.
Yeah, and I'll stay in a hotel.
You stay in a hotel, I'll know where you are,
so will the people who take you there,
so will the people who work in the hotel,
and hotels don't move around.
They don't even know where they'll be tomorrow.
They follow the Patrin and the crows.
And if anyone should come for you, Michael,
the Palmers and the Boswells will put up a fair fight.
Take your medicine.
-I'll take them.
The healers up there will heal you much quicker.
Fucking witches, the lot of them.
Show some respect, Mr Gray.
They have agreed to welcome you on account of your blood.
Take your medicine, take the gun.
I won't be able to contact you, so you phone me.
We'll make a plan.
Tommy says it won't be long. Then we'll be free.
You might learn something.
Tell them your grandmother was a Gypsy princess,
name of Birdie Boswell.
You're royalty up there, Michael.
Is that true, Mrs Gray?
What? Don't I look like royalty?
Now that you mention it, you do.
I've been cooped up in Small Heath too long.
I can smell Spring in the air.
Do you know a longer way back, Mr Gold?
I know ways back that would take forever.
Get in, Your Majesty.
# When your work is over
# Your day is done
# Put down your hammer... #
I thought you were a busy woman.
Do you have time for this?
Is it a buck?
It is a buck.
Good. Bucks taste better.
In the smoke I'm 16 again.
You know, when the police were after him, our dad used to take us out.
We'd be gone for days, living on what he caught.
Oh, do you have a sharp knife?
I heard you have second sight.
I heard that you speak with the dead.
Your wife is often around you.
She watches you.
Is she watching me now?
Your family were healers?
Yeah, a long time ago.
Came back when I put my head in the noose.
It's like putting your head through a window and seeing the whole world.
Give me the rabbit...
..and the knife.
You know, Polly, I believe it's you who's kept Tommy Shelby alive
all these years.
Oh, we've kept each other alive.
But I didn't just put my head through that window...
..I climbed through it.
First I thought it was madness, but no.
When you've put your head out of that window
you can do anything you want, cos there are no rules...
..cos there are no risks.
Now give me the knife.
Now, come here.
I can do whatever I want...
..whenever the mood takes me.
And you are a strong, handsome man...
..and this is a beautiful place in the world...
..and it is this time...
But let me make one thing clear, Mr Gold,
I just gave Michael a little speech
about how no-one would know how to find him...
..but you'd know how to get him.
If any harm comes to Michael, you shall have me as your enemy.
And none of your knives can kill me.
Do you understand?
Oh, I understand.
My little cousin was born blind,
but as a result I now donate a considerable sum of money
to a charity which gives dogs with eyes to blind Jews.
The chairman of the board recommends that those of us
who were blessed with the gift of sight,
that we spend, you know,
at least half an hour of our day with our eyes closed
so that we may, well, we may better understand the, er...
..the darkness and also to increase our donations and that.
What time is it?
-29 minutes past eight.
Well, then I have...I have another minute to go, actually,
but you, er, you can begin.
I'm Luca Changretta.
Oh, yeah, I know who you are.
You are a bit of a failure, aren't you?
You come all the way over here to this country
in order to kill Tommy Shelby,
but, I mean, well, he's not dead, is he?
How much time have I got left, mate?
Ten seconds, nine seconds,
..five, four, three, two, one.
Right, hello. How can I help you?
I have a proposition for you.
Hmm, yeah, it's... I already know what you want, yeah,
but I just want to hear you say it out loud
so I can check how ridiculous it is.
We hear there's going to be a little fight, you know,
a boxing match,
between your boy and Tommy Shelby's boy, in Birmingham.
And the whole Shelby family's going to be there.
And you, Mr Solomons, you too will be there.
That's it. I'll tell you what, right?
Here's a gift, it's free - a souvenir of your visit here.
Goodbye, trot on. Down there is Bonnie Street.
You know, they say you are a smart guy.
You already know what we want before we say it.
That's funny cos now
I believe I know what you want even before you say it.
So, you going to taste it?
Damn fucking straight, mate,
otherwise you wouldn't still be thieving my oxygen, would you?
Because I have 200 barrels a month, yeah,
cleared by your people, distributed through your teamsters.
Thing is that people want gin these days.
Well, the exit is still out there, right, on Bonnie Street. Yeah?
You're fucking crazy, you know that? 200 barrels, ah?
What do you think, cousin?
But also I want some cash...
..bung work. That's why I've broken it down here -
a list of costs pertaining to the assassination
of a dear friend, all right?
Now, a normal dispatch, well, it's, you know, £500 cost.
But you're going to have to add another 100 to that
because Tommy Shelby, like me, is from an oppressed people,
and I need you to put another tonne on top of that
because his brother is a fucking animal and he will come after me.
And then you will need to put another 100 on top of that
because, well, you are a fucking wop, mate, hmmm?
And then we've got to deal with the ugly business,
which I've been incredibly clear of before.
I will need another £500,
because, like I stated, Tommy Shelby
is a very, very good friend of mine.
..is down there in black and white, all right? Crack on.
Mr Solomons, I'm going to be very fucking clear with you.
I don't need you to kill anybody.
I have people that I trust.
So, you're going to take my boys
and you're going to bring them to the ring as seconds.
Well, in order to qualify as my seconds
they would first have to qualify as being Jewish.
And in order to do that, they would have to replace their natural
Italian fucking arrogance with a Jewish air of absolute certainty.
See, my good friend Thomas Shelby, he will know the difference.
These days, back in the old country, a lot of the, er, you know,
the Jewish people, they, er...
..they are having to pass themselves off as Italian.
Right, well, you will have to add another tonne on to your bill
for being a cunt, mate.
You will bring my men to Birmingham?
You will circumcise them.
You will have to circumcise them because the Peakys will check.
OK. Any other request, eh?
200 fucking barrels, we have a deal.
-What going on?
I said we have a deal.
Aye, you've just made a deal without negotiation, didn't you?
Yeah, Tommy Shelby was right about you, weren't he?
She was armed when we picked her up, sir, so we strip searched her.
-That'll be all.
I apologise, Miss Shelby,
the Territorials can be over zealous.
Your men watched.
Then they will be reprimanded.
They won't see Saturday.
A naked woman, alone, making threats against the entire British Army -
a significant indicator of character.
I'll turn my back while you dress and perhaps we can talk.
I have a dossier on each member of your family.
I know your family's extraordinary history.
Ah, fuck you.
I also have a totally blank page on which together
we can write your family's immediate future.
You rehearsed your speech -
significant indicator of a lack of confidence.
-What rank are you?
-Colonel. May I turn...?
Not unless you want to get blinded.
I'm sorry. This has got off to a bad start.
What is "this"?
Three days ago you were seen at a meeting
for the Stetchford Communist Party.
You were then seen talking to a woman called Jessie Eden.
And you can burn this. It's history.
A person of interest and under the surveillance of Special Branch
since you joined the Birmingham Communist Party in June 1919.
I'm no longer a member of the Communist Party.
I know. Irrelevant.
Most of the more active subversives
shed their official allegiances to avoid detection.
Look, OK, let me explain it to you.
I'm no longer a member of the Communist Party
because I'm no longer a believer in the cause of socialism.
Now, open that door!
So, in the past, you were blinded by love.
No, blinded by faith. I believed people deserve justice. They don't.
So, you've arrested me because I had a drink with Jessie Eden.
Whisky with ice for you, and a beer for her.
I met Jessie Eden to settle an industrial dispute.
Head of acquisitions. So, you've swapped sides.
If you know what I drink, you know what I do for a living.
Mrs Shelby, you must understand that these are extraordinary times.
A general strike is certain, an attempted revolution perhaps,
soldiers on the streets very soon.
They're already drilling.
And here stands you, a woman with her foot in both camps.
Potentially very useful.
Useful to who?
Maybe you should ask your brother, Thomas.
Put some fucking effort into it, son.
The fight is in two days.
Get used to the reach.
Get used to the long arm on him.
Just get under it!
That's it, under his body.
Talk to me about Colonel Ben Younger.
What about him?
He's just made me a proposition.
You're in my chair.
He said you knew about it.
And, remember, I know when you're lying.
Ben Younger was an officer
with the Warwickshire Yeomanry in Flanders.
The only cavalryman who could ride a fucking horse.
I was strip searched.
Two soldiers watched.
I'm sorry, Ada.
The arrest was so the neighbours would see and word would go round.
Younger is all right.
Younger came to me for help.
He's been given Birmingham.
"Given Birmingham" by who?
By Churchill, by the fucking King,
by people who want to stop a revolution.
No-one's laughing any more, Ada.
The Home Office is making provisions.
This is part of those provisions.
And how is Tommy Shelby OBE going to stop a revolution?
Jessie Eden has accepted my invitation to dinner.
Ah. Of course!
I'm sorry, Tommy Shelby is going to stop the revolution with his cock!
It's not her the military are interested in,
it's the people around her.
They're people like you used to be, like Freddie used to be.
People who want an armed revolution.
If I get Jessie Eden's trust...
..she gives me the nose of the instigators...
..I give 'em up to the Crown forces.
Tommy, Tommy, sweetheart...
..why would a man whose medals rust
at the bottom of the Saltley canal want to help the British military?
Because I've been offered three five-year contracts to supply
military vehicles to the British forces
in India, Ceylon, Singapore and Burma,
total value - £2 million.
And there'll be no strikes in your factory
because Jessie Eden will be in your bed.
Tommy, this can only happen if you're still alive.
I'm planning on staying alive.
If I'm dead, you can all go back to being what you were.
The British Army came to me, Ada.
I said, "Why not?"
They'll put that on your grave, Tom.
'Tommy Shelby - "Why not?"'
Are you going to help me or not?
Other way round.
Will they want music, Charlie?
We have that gramophone
we found abandoned inside that gentleman's car.
No, they don't. Tommy said they're here to talk.
Charlie, Curly, this is Jessie Eden.
Jessie, this is my Uncle Charlie and my...whatever Curly is.
This is actually lovely.
We were just wondering if you'd like some music.
-No, we weren't.
-Actually, Jessie likes music.
Don't go to any trouble.
No, Curly, go to some trouble.
Go on, then.
Don't I get a choice?
I want an opinion. Try it.
I don't really drink gin.
Then you're perfect.
My gin is for women that don't really drink gin.
Let's drink to something. You choose.
To the revolution.
-To the revolution.
Right, well, since I invited you for dinner, I thought I'd cook.
These two beauties were shot this morning
by a poacher friend of mine on Lord Packwood's estate.
I thought you'd like that.
And these here, these were stolen from under his trees.
..I came to talk business.
Yes, so did I.
Wage cuts withdrawn,
parity between men and women guaranteed.
You can instruct your members to return to work tomorrow.
And all I have to do in return
is tell you everything I know about socialism.
That's what your sister said.
You don't like your gin?
What do you want to know about the cause?
I'm approaching the current political crisis
as I would approach a horse race...
..assessing the runners and the riders.
Now, the favourite is, of course, the King's horse.
But the King's horse was also the favourite in 1913,
when Emily Davison threw herself in front of it.
You know the names of suffragettes. I'm impressed.
Everyone laughed at them at first, but now look -
women with serious faces everywhere.
When I study a horse race, I study form.
And then the other horse,
the one who wants to beat the King's horse...
Let's call her Dangerous, shall we?
..she's no form.
That's what makes her so dangerous.
Russia. Isn't that form?
No, the Russians aren't like the English. We're beer, they're petrol.
That's why I invited you here for dinner.
I'm guessing you know people...
..people that want to make this fight real,
with guns and ammunition.
So, before I place a bet on who's going to win,
I need to know how strong they are...
..how serious they are.
Your concern is that if the unthinkable happened...
..you would find yourself on the wrong side of the barricades.
Well, as you can see,
my natural side of the barricades is the same as yours.
And, as you know, I once believed.
But the war changed you.
The man I loved couldn't speak when he got back.
Not one word.
I've said very few true words since.
The men who blew the whistles in France are our enemy.
And you count yourself among those who want a real fight?
Yes. Not just in my dreams, in the day now.
And you're not alone.
I am not alone.
I have researched you. We have researched you.
You have never been a friend of the Government.
They have used you.
And I imagine you have found out already
that no amount of money allows you to pass through the steel sheets
that separate class from class.
Yes. Yes, that I have learnt.
Men like you would terrify them -
a man better than them at what they do.
Would I change the odds, do you think?
It's all wound up, Tom.
Er, you just put the needle on and let it spin.
And there are some popular records.
Thank you, Curly.
Food's nearly ready.
Let's eat before we dance, shall we?
So we're going to dance?
I think so.
I swear to God.
She gave me sixpence and she sends me to the shop
for margarine, eggs and bread.
And I came back...
With a top hat and a coconut?
That was all our money we had for the whole fucking week
and my mum beat me with a fucking frying pan.
Why the hell did you buy a top hat and a coconut?
Cos I thought she deserved it. I thought we all did.
And I could never understand why people like us
only had bread and fucking lard...
..and I wanted to be different. That's what I wanted.
And you are.
When I showed you that photo of Greta Jurossi, your face changed.
She wanted everything to be different -
the whole world.
As do I.
Shall we have some more music?
You were married but she was killed.
Bye-bye Blackbird reminds you of your sweetheart, eh?
Right, fast or slow?
Better be slow. I'd better just sit.
# I'm a young girl and have just come over
# Over from the country where they do things big
# And amongst the boys I've got me a lover
# And since I've got a lover I just don't care a fig... #
Will you help us, Tommy?
Arrange a meeting with the appropriate people
and I'll be there.
Vinny, come on, boy. Get over here, you lazy bastard!
Here, want some of that?
The, er, room is clean, Mr Shelby.
Right. Lock it all down.
All right, boys, lock it down.
No weapons! No admission if you've any weapon.
-Can I open the book?
-Right, open it up. You!
Now, you listen to me, you put all your money on the gold, you hear me?
It's fucking fight night.
Come on, boys, and place your bets with me, Honest Johnny Dogs.
The only show in town, in order of our special constable brothers,
the Peaky fucking Blinders.
Bonnie boy. Here we go, boy. Bring out that fucking tiger.
Tiger's already out.
Mr Shelby will give you a 20% cut
if you put Goliath down in the fourth round.
Been caged up too long, brother.
If the women are going to have fun, so am I.
# On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man
# In a dusty black coat with a red right hand... #
Tommy finds himself engaged in bloody battle with Luca Changretta and his gang. The family gather to find out what happened, but Lizzie has even greater news to break.
Meanwhile, an army colonel has questions for Ada about her past as a communist, and Jessie Eden confirms just how far she is prepared to go in pursuit of her cause. And sensing an opportunity to capitalise on his situation, Luca Changretta makes his way to London to present a plan to Alfie Solomons.