Season five of Peaky Blinders finally hit screens after a lengthy wait of 18 months. The gangster drama picked up in the wake of the 1929 Wall Street Crash with the Shelby family on the rise and crime kingpin Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) heading to Westminster after being elected as the MP for Birmingham South. This year Peaky Blinders is going to see the family become more vulnerable as they rise to power.
What will happen in Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 2?
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 1
The BBC has released a brief synopsis about the forthcoming episode, which reads: “Tommy is at Arrow House when he receives a call from a mysterious new ally with potentially devastating information.
“At Westminster, in a dimly lit bar, he, Ada and Mosley meet to discuss business.
“Meanwhile, a rival gang, keen to send a message to Tommy, use brutal means to do so.
“At the Garrison pub, Arthur and Finn reveal their plans to expand the Peaky business empire.
“Later, a birthday celebration is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of someone close to Tommy with a message about a dangerous new enemy.”
The synopsis suggests the Shelbys will find themselves in more danger than before from this new gang. Viewers will also meet this new foe in earnest.
Given there are only six episodes in each season of Peaky Blinders, the pacing is always fast and is expected to move at a sharp rate.
So episode two could see some big twists and turns with the family finding themselves in trouble.
The episode will continue from the season five premiere which saw Tommy really excelling in his political career after proving to be a natural in parliament.
Audiences saw the family coming back together as the financial crash hit their business hard.
The opener also featured real-life political figure Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), who was introduced to the story as a new acquaintance to Tommy.
On top of that, there was a shadowy new figure on the horizon who threatened the Shelbys’ enterprises.
Speaking about the dynamic between Mosley and the Brummie godfather, star Sam Claflin told media including Express.co.uk: “Tommy is out of his comfort zone – he’s playing the big boys’ game.
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“He’s playing chess if you will and Oswald Mosley grew up playing chess. It’s the big fish in a small pond going into the ocean all of a sudden.
“The two of them enjoy the challenge of trying to outwit one another using each other to better themselves.
“Obviously when those two characters come together, it will hopefully excite people as much as it did me.”
Claflin’s words suggest the politician could engage in a cat-and-mouse game with Tommy, who will be out of his depth.
Previously, Tommy used violence and intimidation to achieve his means but politics is a very different game and one that he’s new to and doesn’t quite know how to navigate.
Peaky Blinders season 5 continues on BBC One tonight at 9.30pm
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