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5 Questions That Need To Be Answered In Peaky Blinders Season 6

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Season 6 of PEAKY BLINDERS is in the works, according to series writer and creator Steven Knight. Fans, on the other hand, will be desperate for the show to return as soon as possible after its tense season finale. But, in the new film, what questions must be addressed?

Peaky Blinders season 5 episode 6 had some big question (Image: BBC)

Peaky Blinders came to a shocking conclusion on BBC One on Sunday evening (September 22), with one of the series’ most dramatic finale episodes yet. Some fans were enraged by the loose ends left over as Season 5 came to a close because it left so many plot points unresolved. With Alfie Solomons’ (Tom Hardy) resurrection and Tommy Shelby’s (Cillian Murphy) apparent suicide, there are plenty of unanswered questions as fans eagerly await the next season.

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 6

1. Will Michael wage war on the Peaky Blinders?

In the finale, Michael Gray (Finn Cole) revealed his plan to take control of the Peaky Blinders in a family meeting. He told Tommy that he would lead the company into America because his contacts would rather deal with a “new generation” than a “razor gang.” Tommy turned down the plan, but Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) later revealed that Michael would go ahead with it regardless. As Michael follows through on his promise, this sets up a new battle within the family for Season 6. “There will be a war, and one of you will die,” Polly says, “but I cannot tell which one.”

Peaky Blinders season 5 episode 6 saw Alfie Solomons back (Image: BBC)

2. Will Alfie Solomons return?

The fact that Alfie Solomons was not dead after all was one of the most shocking revelations of the finale. When Tommy went to Margate to see the gangster alive but badly scarred in his new home, it was the big moment. In the final episode, the two made a deal to kill Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), but the plan did not go as planned. Fans are hoping that this is just the beginning of more of the Camden gang leader’s return to the Peaky Blinders universe.

Peaky Blinders season 5 episode 6 had some big question (Image: BBC)

3. Who betrayed Tommy?

Tommy’s plan to assassinate Mosley was thwarted when he was allegedly betrayed. While Barney Thompson (Cosmo Jarvis) was in position, he was shot and killed before he could complete the murder. The masked assailants then began murdering other gang members, including Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen), who was stabbed to death. But who were they, exactly? And who was responsible for the information leak that thwarted the plan? They didn’t appear to be connected to Mosley, but the fact that he’s still alive and well suggests that this isn’t the last we’ll see of him.

Peaky Blinders season 5 ended on a shocking note (Image: BBC)

4. Will Aunt Polly return to the Peaky Blinders?

Polly handed in her resignation for her role in Peaky Blinders to Tommy in episode six. She appeared to be leaving the gang to support her son Michael’s new ventures after deciding to leave the gang. Will Aunt Poll’s appearance be the last for viewers, or will she return to reconcile with Tommy? She confirmed she would be staying in the show after turning down another part earlier this year when speaking to Express.co.uk and other media about her role in the show. “You see it through to the end if someone wants to, you don’t just say ‘thank you,’” she explained. I also want to see it through to completion.” Furthermore, after her fiance was stabbed to death at Mosley’s racial rally, there will undoubtedly be repercussions.

Peaky Blinders season 5 episode 6 saw Oswald Mosley survive (Image: BBC)

5. Did Tommy Shelby kill himself?

Suicidal thoughts have plagued Tommy since his return from the battlefields of France in 1918, but they reached a fever pitch in season five. All of this led up to the show’s brutal conclusion, in which Tommy is seen pulling a gun against his head and screaming just before the screen goes black. Many viewers assumed the character was dead, but writer Steven Knight hinted that he might be alive after all. When asked if Tommy, Polly, Arthur (Paul Anderson), and Ada (Sophie Rundle) would all make it to the end of the show at the BFI premiere earlier this year, he said, “Yes.” But whether or not this is to be believed remains to be seen.

Peaky Blinders season 5 is currently available to stream on BBC iPlayer

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