What Happens to Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders Season 6?
The last season of Peaky Blinders of Small Heath, Birmingham has arrived on Netflix and is now available for viewing by Netflix customers. For the time being, this new season marks an end to Tommy and the Shelby family’s adventures. Fans of the crime drama will finally get to see how Tommy Shelby’s journey ends, whether it ends quietly or if he becomes a victim of the Gypsy curse that has been haunting him and stealing his loved ones.
We’ve seen a very calculated and brutal Thomas Michael Shelby during the last five seasons of the show (Cillian Murphy). His ruthlessness and resourcefulness throughout that time, as well as assistance from family members, particularly his aunt, Polly Gray (Helen McCrory), enabled the Peaky Blinders to emerge from a little gang in Small Heath to a powerful force with business holdings over the Atlantic. Mr. Shelby climbs the social and political ladder to become a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. The tension between him and Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) came to a climax in Season 5. Shelby orders an assassination, but it fails after he is betrayed by an unknown person. Tommy Shelby is many things, and he adjusts to each scene he finds himself in. He could be both the devil and the savior, depending on the situation.
The only thing he had to do in Season 6 defeated the Gypsy curse. He spends a significant portion of the season doing just that. Shelby is a gypsy with a strong belief in curses. He believes he has been cursed as a result of events previously in the series, and the loss of his wife, Grace (Annabelle Wallis), confirms his suspicions. He abstains from alcohol to escape his troubles and to pay tribute to his aunt Polly, who died recently. With the loss of his daughter, Ruby, any control he felt he had over the curse vanishes (Heaven-Leigh Clee). “But things will change in her name and in her memory,” he promises at her burial. But they don’t change much when he sets out to exact his revenge on the woman he believes is to blame for his daughter’s death.
Things don’t get any easier for Tommy Shelby, who believes he is cursed. Doctor Holford (Aneurin Barnard) informs him that he has tuberculoma and only has a year and a half to live. He is now certain that he will die soon. He sets about putting his legacy in order, despite the fact that he has never been afraid of dying since returning from France in World War I. Tommy resolves to take his own life rather than live with this fate hanging over his head. However, he realizes that he is not dying and that the excellent doctor had lied to him at Mr. Mosley’s request.
Tommy confronts the doctor with the intention of murdering him, as is his custom. Tommy lets the doctor go after a talk that reveals who he has become over time, and rides off into his new future, free of all the ties that have tied him for so long. He was able to break the curse. Tommy is free of the threats in his thoughts now that he has hushed his demons, but those who breathe remain, such as Boston criminals Jack Nelson (James Frecheville) and Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy), who would want retribution for Michael Gray’s death (Finn Cole). Aside from Tommy, there’s also the threat of Mosley, and with his expanding power and influence, a lot more people may be injured.