Previously on Peaky Blinders: Grace helped Campbell find the guns, and he rewarded her with a marriage proposal she totally didn’t want. Instead, she threw her lot in with Tommy, sleeping with him, finally, and giving him a little of the love his family’s withholding in the wake of Freddie’s arrest. And speaking of families and withholding love—the Shelbys’ low-life dad reappears on the scene just long enough to swindle Arthur and completely destroy his self-esteem, leading to a failed suicide attempt.
Things are quiet in Chinatown. The tailor checks out his wares, but ducks out of sight when he sees Campbell coming. Campbell calls him out and really awkwardly asks for information as to where he might be able to find something that’s either a prostitute or drugs, it’s not clear yet.
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Previously on Peaky Blinders: Tommy hired Grace to be his secretary, because he has all the guile of an eight-year-old, and one of her first moves was to rat out Freddie Thorne.
Tommy goes to the graveyard and visits Danny’s fake grave.
Back in town, Polly delivers some groceries to Ada’s and begs her to open the door and eat something, but Ada refuses. Looks like she hasn’t eaten the other groceries Polly brought either. Polly reminds her that the baby won’t eat if she won’t eat, but Ada still doesn’t open the door, so Polly takes her basket and leaves.
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Previously on Peaky Blinders: The boys went to the races, where they protected Billy Kimber’s men from the thieving Lees, in a very gruesome manner. Tommy also had an attack of conscience after pimping Grace out to Kimber. Better late than never, I guess.
Ada, who’s now a lot more pregnant than she was the last time we saw her, returns to Birmingham with Freddie after a trip to London. Freddie delivers an envelope with £200 in it to one of his comrades and reports that it comes from an attaché from the Russian embassy.
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Previously on Peaky Blinders: Tommy had a busy week, starting a war with some gypsies, striking deals with Campbell and (maybe) Billy Kimber, and asking Grace out on a fake date.
Tommy heads into Harry’s and asks Grace for a bottle of Irish whisky and three glasses. She hands them over and tells him she’s not going to the races unless he gives her more money. Now she’s just starting to annoy me. She says the dress is expensive and poutily asks if he wants her to go looking like a ‘flower girl’. He tells her it doesn’t matter what he wants, because she’s not actually looking good for him.
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Previously on Peaky Blinders: Tommy accidentally got his hands on a whole lot of very important guns, and instead of getting rid of them, he stashed them, even though a hard-nosed Irish inspector and his undercover agent are hot on his trail.
Tommy drives his two brothers out to a gypsy camp in the countryside, where he’s warmly greeted by one of the men—Johnny, I think—while Arthur whines in the background about not getting to go to the fair. Presumably he means the horse fair, unless he’s five years old. Tommy ribs Johnny a bit for running with the Lee family (the gypsies), whom Tommy mostly holds in contempt for not serving in the war. Johnny sends Tommy to look at a really beautiful horse while Johnny goes to check out the family car. Arthur, aghast, asks if Tommy really plans to swap their car for a horse. No, no, of course not! Tommy and Johnny are going to flip for it! Makes sense, right? They both pull out coins and toss ‘em. Both are heads, so the men spit shake and Tommy hands over the keys. Arthur starts to throw a wobbler, but Tommy tells him to chill, because he won, but he promised Johnny a spin in the car if he lost. Three of the Lee men start chuckling, and Tommy decides to pick a fight. Johnny intervenes, warning him not to go starting a war, and really, Tommy has enough on his mind without bringing down some gypsy wrath. But then one of the Lees calls Tommy’s mother a whore, which is a ballsy thing to say to a man who has razor blades embedded in his hat. Sure enough, all the brothers’ hats come off and they go right for the eyes, just in case we weren’t clear on where the nickname came from. The Lees go down in a bloody mess and the Shelby boys get ready to head home.
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We begin in what appears to be some city’s Chinatown. A man hurries a young woman with a wailing baby along, and when another, older man asks where she’s going, the first guy just says ‘They have asked for her.’ Second guy looks terrified. She hands the baby off to another woman, asking if she’s still able to feed a baby. Yikes, guess she’s not too hopeful of a good outcome here.
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