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Peaky Blinders Episode 2

Peaky Blinders Episode one> Here

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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

The Shelby boys

The Shelby boys

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?
Tommy: “Sad.”
Grace: “Okay, but I warn you, it’ll break your heart
Tommy: “already broken.”

Can’t wait for episode 3!!!

Just like my review on episode 1, I leave you with a screenshot of Cillian Murphy 🙂

Thomas Shelby

About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

18 comments on “Peaky Blinders Episode 2

  1. Alice Audrey
    September 22, 2013

    All right. You’ve got me. Now I have to see if I can get a hold of any episodes.

    • Novroz
      September 22, 2013

      Yeaaaa 🙂
      I hope they play it in BBC America. I am currently watching it in illegal way but I’ll be waiting for the DVD to watch it all over again.

      • Alice Audrey
        September 29, 2013

        BBC America doesn’t help me because I don’t get cable and precious little actually comes through the antenna.

        • Novroz
          September 29, 2013

          Ah…sorry to hear that. At least your cable has BBC stuff, I haven’t subscribe to any cable because none of them has BBC (or at least BBC America).

          • Alice Audrey
            October 5, 2013

            I’m just kind of assuming my cable gets it. I haven’t had cable in three or four years. In that time the company changed hands twice.

  2. Caroline
    September 22, 2013

    His haircut is a bit weird on that last photo.
    Every time I see a photo of Helen McCrory I think at first it’s Sigourney Weaver.
    It sounds like such a great series. I need to watch it.

    • Novroz
      September 23, 2013

      Yeah…the hair cut was bad. I once read an interview where Cilli told the barber to cut his hair like that and the barber was a bit surprised.

      I really think you will like this especially that WWI is part of the story.

  3. TBM
    September 23, 2013

    Once again I forgot to record this. My problem is that The Bates Motel is on at the exact time. Will have to wait for the DVD release now since I missed two episodes.

    • Novroz
      September 23, 2013

      Ooo….I love Bates Motel too 🙂
      A friend in England told me that Peaky Blinders is on BBC iplayer, maybe you can see it there 😉

  4. ruth
    September 27, 2013

    Glad to hear the show holds up for you Nov. I hope to catch this eventually when it’s on Netflix 😀

    • Novroz
      September 27, 2013

      I hope it keeps getting better 🙂
      I don’t have netflix but I really want to have the DVD but not sure how, maybe I’ll ask my British blogger friend to send me one (of course after the DVD is released)

  5. sidekickreviews
    September 30, 2013

    Great episode, I can’t wait to see what happens next. Freddie staying in town is going to be a bad decision. And the fight at the beginning was disturbing, I mean eyes sliced!

    • Novroz
      October 1, 2013

      You know…I can’t properly write review for episode 3 because everytime I reread my review I found so many spoilers!

      I have a feeling that Freddie doesn’t purely love Aida. Eye sliced and that ear slice on episode 3…so heartless (>.<)

  6. Paul Miller
    October 19, 2013

    The most powerful thing about this episode of the series is that the women are becoming stronger characters in the story; Grace defends herself and Ada steps up to Polly and Tommy, telling them that she is staying put in Birmingham with her new husband Freddy. Of course back in them days, women were treated poorly. So to give the female characters a bit more strength and power is looking good and is well written into the series!

    • Novroz
      October 22, 2013

      I totally agree with you!!
      I love how the women are not portrayed as the weak ones

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