BBC’s Peaky Blinders came to an end on Sunday (April 3rd) after six seasons – with mixed reactions from the fans.
The 80-minute finale of the gangster drama was characteristically filled with action, emotion, twists, flat caps and cinematic explosions. However, it was the last part of the TV series Peaky Blinders will return as a film.
In the episode, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) accepts his tuberculoma diagnosis and prepares to die. When he blew up his big house in Birmingham to build houses for the working class and said goodbye to his family, it seemed Shelby was ready to die.
However, Tommy discovers that Dr. Holford’s diagnosis was a ruse, leading to a dramatic scene between the two in which Shelby nearly shoots the doctor.
Elsewhere, Polly’s death is also avenged when Arthur shoots her killer, IRA chief Captain Swing.
Although she revealed she was leaving him, what happened to Tommy’s wife Lizzie (Natasha O’Keefe) remains unknown.
Reactions from fans online varied, with some calling the ending “perfection” and others criticizing it as a horrific ending to an iconic show.
However, many fans were pleased with the episode. A Twitter user said they enjoyed the “masterpiece of a finale for truly one of the best shows of a generation.”
Another viewer also called the finale a “masterpiece” and appreciated the excellent cinematography, acting and soundtrack:
A few fans of the show noticed that Tommy started the first series on a black horse and finished the final episode on a white horse. One fan commented, “Started on a black horse that foreshadowed Tommy in Season 1, ended on a white horse that foreshadowed the new Tommy Shelby.”
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Many users used memes to convey how emotional the episode made them:
Some fans loved the episode, but one felt it was a decent ending to the worst series yet. The viewer tweeted, “While this was the weakest season, the ending was perfect.”
But not all fans were happy with the last episode. A disappointed Twitter user pointed out plot holes in the episode, branding the ending “absolute crap”, a “joke end to an amazing series” and “lazy writing at its finest”.
Some fans were confused by the positive online reaction, with one calling the finale “shockingly bad”.
After the finale aired, @ThePeakyBlinder, the show’s official account, tweeted, “Thank you to all the incredible fans who have been a part of the journey over the past decade. We couldn’t have done it without your support.”
The series can be streamed on iPlayer.
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