In every season of Peaky Blinders, Thomas Shelby makes a lot of plans to beat his enemies.
Every season, he does the unthinkable. But by the end of Season 5, all of his plans had failed and his world was falling apart. All because of a black cat, which is a liar.
For once, Tommy was the one who lost. Yes, he has almost died before.
“So close!” But this time, even for him, it was different. His plans to kill British fascist Oswald Mosley went from bad to worse in a royal way. Barney was killed, Aberama Gold was stabbed to death, and Aunt Polly was also killed in a shocking turn of events.
Thomas has had a dream about a black cat, which is revealed in season 5.
He thinks that a mole on the inside of this black cat is to blame. He thinks that someone in the Peaky Blinders family has lied to them. In the end, what he had thought would happen did happen, and there was a black cat.
So, who did Thomas Shelby wrong?
In season 5, Billy Grade turned on Thomas Shelby by giving information to the IRA.
In season 6, he tries to do the same thing by giving the information to Jack Nelson. Tommy is one step ahead, though. He knows about the plan and is the one who kills Billy.
Gina and Mosley do seem to like each other, and they have been seen sleeping together. In season 6, Thomas finds out about this.
He has always been one step ahead of his enemies all season. Since Gina helps bring Tommy down in season 6, she would have helped bring him down in season 5.
In fact, it’s clear that Uncle Jack has ties to the top of the US government and is close with President Roosevelt’s son and maybe even the president himself. This gives him enough power to make a deal with the IRA in season 5 and save Mosley.
So, if you look at the big picture, you can see that everyone had something to do with bringing Thomas down, but Billy was the insider who did the job. This is how:
How did Billy betray Thomas Shelby?
Finn and Billy get pretty close in season 5. So, when the Peaky Blinders are on their way to kill Oswald Mosley in the last episode, Finn tells Billy by accident that “a fascist was shot that night.” This is enough for Billy to know that they are talking about Mosley.
He then picks up the phone, and that’s the last thing we see. Even though nothing is certain, much later in season 6, we see that Jack Nelson is threatening Billy.
He scares him in the worst way possible and tells him that he needs information about where Thomas Shelby is.
Billy says he will do it. Even though season 5 didn’t talk about what happened, it was clear that Billy had betrayed Thomas before and would do it again, no matter what the reason.
How does Billy get killed?
As was already said, Thomas Shelby was always ahead of everyone else in season 6. His daughter Ruby’s sad death was the only thing he couldn’t save his family from.
He found out about Mosley’s affair with Gina, how Michael’s wife is using him, and how everyone is against him. He threatened Gina that if she didn’t give him the information he needed, he would tell Uncle Jack that she was having an affair with Mosley, who worked with him.
This way, Thomas always had the upper hand when he was plotting and scheming about how to hurt everyone. This is also how he got Billy. He made all the boys, including Finn and Duke, his new son, go to Thomas’ mansion for a party. At least he got Billy to think that.
When they got there, Duke told Finn that he could shoot the traitor because he had broken the Peaky fookin’ Blinders’ rules. Finn tries to do this, but he can’t. Instead, he tries to shoot Duke, who saw everything coming.
So, Duke had to kill Billy by shooting him in the head. He then told Finn to leave the family and basically kicked him out because he couldn’t be a Peaky Blinder.
Does Tommy Die In Season 6?
At the end of season 6, Thomas Shelby does NOT die. He is still very much alive. The doctor told him he had tuberculosis, but he didn’t.
Everyone knew who Thomas Shelby was. They knew that he was the only one who could kill him. So, they just made up a lie and left him to kill himself. The main reason was to make it easier for Mosley and Hitler to bring fascism into the country.
But Ruby’s spirit keeps him from killing himself, and he also realizes that all of this was a lie. The doctor was a friend, but he hated both Jews and Gypsies. So he tried to help Mosley but couldn’t.
What will Thomas Shelby do next?
We still have no idea what he will do next. But since there is going to be a Peaky Blinders movie and Oswald Mosley is still alive, Thomas Shelby would try to stop both of them. We still don’t know much about it, so we have to wait and see.
About Peaky Blinders
Steven Knight made the British TV show Peaky Blinders, which is a crime drama set in the past. The series takes place in Birmingham, England, in the years right after World War I. It follows the Shelby crime family and their leader, Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy).
The family in the story is based on a real urban youth gang with the same name that was active in the city from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Cillian Murphy, Sam Claflin, Aidan Gillen, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, and Tom Hardy are among the actors in the film.
The last season of Peaky Blinders will start on February 27 on BBC One. It will be the sixth season.