'Peaky Blinders' Season 5: Let's talk about Aberama Gold, Aiden Gillen's character who once had a thing with Polly
The Roman gypsy was hired to chop off Luca Changretta's men who were threatening the Shelby family, and he soon became a close associate of Thomas and Polly.
There can be no other more guileful murderer than Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) on television at present. The Romany gypsy was introduced to us in Season 4 of BBC One's 'Peaky Blinders', when Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) was on the brink of a war with the New York-born Italian mafia leader, Luca Changretta (Adrien Brody).
Thomas had hired Aberama to slay Luca's men, so that he could later take down Luca on his own. However, Aberama, unlike other hired assassins, did not ask for a fortune for his work but instead told Thomas that he would like to see his son Bonnie become a boxing champion, and asked him to fix a match for him.
Coming from creator Steven Knight, Aberama is the only true gypsy that was introduced in Season 4.
Over the course of that season, Thomas was time and again warned by the other Peaky Blinders about Aberama's unreliable nature. They stated that apart from being an untrustworthy man, his methods of slaying his enemy were utterly savage.
Yet Aberama turned out to be a man of good humor, who soon developed a romantic relationship with the Shelby family matriarch, Polly Grey (Helen McCrory). However, their romance saw a short break when Polly turned hostile towards him and warned him that if anything were to happen to her son, Michael (Finn Cole), she would not spend much time in slitting Aberama's throat just the way he does with his enemies.
However, in the end, it was Aberama who helped Michael hide with the gypsies while Luca's men were hunting down the Shelby boys like hounds. Later on, he also helped Polly reunite with her son when the impending danger was over.
That was the last we saw of Aberama in Season 4, but it seems that he is about to take on a whole new look in Season 5. In an image taken by photographer Matt Squire we get to see Aberama walking through what seems to be an elevated land, but this time he is not wearing his iconic hat. Instead, he appears like a peasant who was probably on that hill spending a nice, long summer.
Chances are that after Luca's death, Aberama who had already fulfilled his dream of watching his son become a boxing champion took a break from his criminal activities that he is so famously known for.
However, when Thomas finally meets the Fascists in Season 5, he might need his old friend yet again, and this time we will hopefully see a more unruly Aberama as he is so often rumored to be.
'Peaky Blinders' Season 5 returns to BBC One in spring this year.