'Peaky Blinders' season 5 episode 5 preview: Will Oswald Mosley make a move against Tommy and Arthur now that Linda's dead?
The fourth episode was a tad bit slow in its pace as compared to the others but was it simply the calm before the storm? What will happen next in the fifth episode titled 'The Shock'?
Death is inevitable and if it is 'Peaky Blinders,' it is bound to happen sooner or later. The fourth episode of season five ended with a dramatic cliffhanger and it has blown our minds. In an episode shrouded with mystery, Linda Shelby (Kate Phillips) came back to confront her husband Arthur (Paul Anderson) and pulled a gun at him. Before she could hurl a shot, a bullet is fired. Linda dies on the stairs of the entrance to the grand ballet party as a beautiful swansong played on the stage. In a huge shocker, the gun is found to be in Polly's hands.
With the sudden events bringing about a consequential turn of events what will happen next in the fifth episode titled 'The Shock'? What will all the guests, including British politician Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), do at the outbreak of the controversial situation?
The BBC summary reads: "Mosley takes advantage of shocking events to give a speech to the gathered crowd at Arrow House. Afterward, Mosley gives Tommy his instructions. Arthur and his men arrive at Limehouse for the arranged rendezvous, but the situation has changed drastically. Meanwhile, Tommy visits an old war comrade who has a very specific skill that Tommy intends to use."
Touching upon Arthur's weakness, Mosley had already flung subtle jibes earlier when he said: "Poor old Arthur standing there is afraid that his wife will never return. My spies tell me she's been seen with another man." With Linda being gone, now is the perfect time for him to make another vile move, especially after he was downsized by Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his wife Lizzie (Natasha O'Keeffe) at the party.
As Tommy juggles between the personal conflicts, could Mosley get the upper hand and turn the Billy Boys' head Jimmy McCavern against him? Moreover, Arthur was already struggling with his insanity that drove him to kill a man. Now, with his wife dead and Polly (Helen McCrory) the reason behind it, will he turn against the family or lose his mind?
The fourth episode was a tad bit slow in its pace as compared to the others but was it simply the calm before the storm? With just two more episodes to go, the stakes are higher and there seems to be a huge storm coming. The biggest takeaway from the fourth episode was Polly's sass and brash attitude. Could she go against the family in a plot with her son Michael?
With all the secrets waiting to be unraveled, get set to watch the fifth chapter of season five as it releases next Sunday, September 15, on BBC One.