'Peaky Blinders': Did Thomas Shelby really wear Calvin Klein underpants in the sex scene from Season 5 Episode 3?
Lead guitarist Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet tweeted, ‘Tommy Shelby seems to be wearing his Calvin’s on tonight’s #PeakyBlinders!’ alongside a screenshot of Tommy's underwear peeking from under his pants
After 'Game of Thrones' smashed hard-core fans' expectations to smithereens earlier this year, 'Peaky Blinders' seems to have lit a new beacon of hope with its spine-tingling twists and turns. After the third episode aired on BBC One on Sunday night, eagle-eyed fans have been keeping a weather eye on every step Thomas Shelby takes.
Not just the leader of the criminal gang, he is also the Labour MP of Birmingham South now. Viewers, however, seem to be interested in all that's happening under the covers. At an intriguing point in episode three, secretary-turned-wife Lizzie (Natasha O'Keeffe) tells Tommy: "You said in your head, you still pay for it. So I have decided to continue to take the payment and balance my heart against my head as though it were a book of accounts." The two strike a deal there and then share a steamy scene in bed.
It seems like lead guitarist Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet was watching the episode a little too closely, as he tweeted, "Tommy Shelby seems to be wearing his Calvin’s on tonight’s #PeakyBlinders!" alongside a screenshot of Tommy's underwear peeking from under his pants.
The guitarist for Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's tribute band 'Saucerful of Secrets' soon invited much curiosity as Twitter users started posting a string of tweets about whether the actor was actually in his Calvin Kleins or not. While one user tagged it as "Peeky Kleiners," another made a sarcastic remark, "Wow, you were watching very closely tonight Gary."
Meanwhile, another fan did an in-depth analysis of the scene. "At least we know that he doesn’t go commando. Wonder where those big undies that he wore in the previous series went? Remember those big ones in which he sat looking at the books after he Garrison opening in series 2." Clearly, one user wanted more than what he got to watch. "If true to character he would go commando," a cheeky comment read.
When one fan tried to contradict his statement by saying, "I don't think it's Calvin Klein because I don't see a piece of "K" near "le", try to look at how the brand is written on the slip," Kemp was quick to retaliate. "The K is covered up with material," he said.
In the series, the chemistry of the two characters has reached a new arc. After she gave birth to Tommy's child, the two seem to have married each other. However, their relationship does not cut that of a husband and wife as Tommy still cannot forget Grace. His relationship with his wife Lizzie is just a give-and-take deal both try to fulfill their own desires. "People are loyal to those who pay their wages. So I'll be loyal to you but this is the deal," Lizzie tells Thomas.
As the season progresses, fans are also concerned that Lizzie might have some plans that she is keeping from Tom. She has already shown her support for Linda (Kate Phillips), who wants to divorce Arthur (Paul Anderson). Meanwhile, Tommy is in no mood to take the matter further as he declares, "Marry a Shelby, stay f**king married!"
With all the complications and chaos in their personal lives, the fifth season might bring a major turnover. The 'Peaky Blinders' fever is here to stay as the new season records the highest-ever ratings with 6.2 million fans for episodes one and two – a significant spike from the launch ratings of series four of 3.3 million viewers.