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I begin watching Peaky Blinders because of Cillian Murphy but now I continue watching it because the series is getting better.
Peaky Blinders episode one was good but episode two is thrilling.
Episode two begins strongly with a bloody fight between Peaky Blinders and Lee family. I now know why there’s razor blade in peaks of their caps, they use it to attack people. They swing it to their enemy’s face and the blade cuts through their faces. It’s a very scary image…Peaky Blinders was indeed a scary gangster (in case you didn’t know…this gang really exist back in that year).
While the Shelby boys are busy fighting, the police are busy arresting the communist. Freddie Thorn (Aida Shelby’s boyfriend manages to escape from the police). Inspector Campbell comes to Aunt Polly, he wants to meet Tommy.
“Next time, I want to talk to the boss! And when I said the boss, I meant Thomas!” ~Inspector Campbell.
Thomas Shelby is not a man without a fight, he is surely the sharpest man in Peaky Blinders. He doesn’t want to come to Campbell without a payback…and he sure has an interesting payback. It catches the attention of Winston Churchill. Meanwhile, Thomas and Aunt Polly have to deal with family business…Aida is pregnant. I really like the way Tommy clears out the cinema just to ask Aida who is the man who has her pregnant. And being a Shelby, Aida is also feared by others.
“Oi…I am a Shelby too you know! Put my fucking film back on!” ~Aida Shelby
I give two thumbs up to Thomas Shelby for being more powerful than Campbell, it’s a very interesting scene to see how Tommy wraps Campbell, the toughest cop from Belfast, around his fingers.
Campbell: “Very well but I prefer if we don’t shake hands on it.”
Tommy: “Now, why would I want to shake the hand of a man who didn’t even fight for his country?”
Smart reply Tommy!! I am beginning to like Tommy more and more.
We learn in this episode that there’s something happened to Tommy when he was in France fighting for the King in World War I.
“You know in France, In France you got used to see men die, never got used to seeing horses die. They died badly.” ~Thomas Shelby
I am curious to know his past what had changed him, because Aunt Polly thinks that he has changed. We can see clearly here that Tommy has an issue and a dark past…but apart from that, he also shows why he is the boss even though he is the second eldest in Shelby family.
I didn’t write all the story because I don’t want to spoil it too much for those who plan to watch the series later, but I guarantee that this series is getting better and I hope it’ll continue getting better next episode.
Episode 2 totally belongs to Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby and Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly. I really like seeing these two together. We can see it clearly that these two are the brains of Peaky Blinders, Tommy respects her and so does Aunt Polly toward him…however there’s a tension between them.
“Damn them for what they did to you in France!” ~Aunt Polly.
Both Cillian and McCrory are great actor and actress, they have great chemistry together. Their interaction is clearly the most interesting part of episode 2 and that’s why I said episode 2 belongs to these two great people. I mentioned in my comment that Cillian hasn’t awed me yet in episode 2, he totally awed me in this episode.
Again, I should mention I LOVE the music! Somebody ought to give this series an award for best scoring!
And cheers to Steven Knight for creating Peaky Blinders
Here’s an interesting interview with Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy
Grace: “Happy or sad?”
Grace: “Okay, but I warn you, it’ll break your heart”
Tommy: “already broken.”
Just like my review on episode 1, I leave you with a screenshot of Cillian Murphy 🙂