Stagg knew about his junk habit and had experience himself, having become hooked on morphine during the first world war. Pointedly calling Arthur “comrade”, he quietly gave a powerful speech about addiction which was half-taunt, half-motivational rehab pep talk. The chastened, shaken Arthur stood his men down and left.
Stagg would unload and store them. He was handed a bullet with his name on it, just to keep him in line. Now that Tommy was dealing with Boston, he was considering rerouting his supply line through Liverpool, rather than Belfast. Such a shift had the potential to make Stagg a rich man.
He suffers from ptsd and mental instability. During childhood, he was probably ignored by his father and received severe neglect. He grew up with gangsters and cut throats, probably always feared in school.
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Realizing that Thomas won't get Michael out of prison soon enough, Polly takes the matter into her own hands. Campbell offers to release Michael the next morning but only in return for a sexual favor. Polly agrees to this deal.
Michael Gray, was the son of Polly Gray and the cousin of the Shelby siblings. He becomes part of the Shelby family and the Peaky Blinders, starting out on the respectable and legal side of the family business, Shelby Company Limited.
Enter a visibly shaken Arthur, who Alfie greets with an enthusiastic “Arthur, Shalom!” He then apologizes to Arthur for getting him thrown in jail and praises him for “allowing Jesus into his life.” Arthur refrains from smashing Alfie's skull with a crystal ashtray despite the relative ease with which Alfie is able to ...
1) Oswald Mosley
The world of Peaky Blinders is full of vicious murderers and violent gangs, but the leader of the Fascist regime, Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), poses a multifaceted threat that is relatively unmatched by many of Thomas Shelby's other enemies.
However, Billy Grade (Emmett J. Scanlan) was revealed to be the informant after he picked up the phone and tipped off the IRA. The IRA took out Barney as well as Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) and Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) to thwart the plan and also to punish Tommy.
The most powerful member of the Peaky Blinders was a man known as Kevin Mooney. His real name was Thomas Gilbert, but he routinely changed his last name. Other prominent members of the gang were David Taylor, Earnest Haynes, Harry Fowles, and Stephen McNickle.
After becoming more and more religious he is shown to be a lot more compassionate and calm, this leads to him seeming weaker by the rest of the Peaky Blinders and is often picked on by John Shelby and Thomas Shelby.
He is informed by Doctor Holford (Aneurin Barnard) that he has tuberculoma and has at best, a year and a half to live. He is certain now that his death is imminent.
Polly is a disfigured patient who was hospitalized for schizophrenia and depression. Polly has severe scarring on her body, the result of setting herself on fire.
Duke isn't the only surprise Tommy receives in 'Sapphire'. Following the X-Rays he was forced to take at the sanatorium where Ruby was treated and died, Tommy also gets a diagnosis. His lungs are clear of tuberculosis, but he has developed a tuberculoma.
Polly finally does give in to the mutual attraction, and they have sex, during which he makes the mistake of placing his hand around her neck and unwittingly causes her to have flashbacks to the time Campbell raped her, understandably killing the moment somewhat.
After Jack Nelson violently forced Billy Grade into becoming an informant for his operation, somehow Tommy found out (possibly because Billy was passing information to Gina Gray, whom Tommy had surveilled and was blackmailing over her adultery with Oswald Mosley).
From one brother to the other, Finn Shelby (Harry Kirton) is banished from the family for his role in bringing a traitor in Billy Grade (Emmett J. Scanlan) into the fold. Finn promises vengeance on Duke Shelby (Conrad Khan), Tommy's firstborn son and heir, ordering him banished by order of the Peaky Blinders.
Over five or so years, they became close, drinking whiskey, snorting cocaine and womanising together. Finn didn't realise that Billy was also working as an informant, telling Peaky Blinders secrets to the IRA.
Oswald Mosley's Many Mistresses
He reveled in the knowledge that he slept with Tommy's wife, Lizzie (Natasha O'Keeffe), when she was a sex worker, but Tommy has also done his research and knows Oswald has been cheating on his wife with her sister and step-mother.
Tommy Shelby in 'Peaky Blinders'
Tommy demonstrates that it takes more than just being unscrupulous to thrive in the mafia world; a brilliant mind that can outmaneuver the competition is also necessary for survival.
Michael Gray is the man that Tommy Shelby cannot defeat - not because Tommy is incapable but because the cost of doing so is Tommy's soul. Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) said that he will keep going until he finds the man he cannot defeat – that man must be his cousin, Michael Gray (Finn Cole).
Following an unsuccessful attempt on Arthur's life and Tommy's final outmanoeuvring of Changretta, Tommy confronts Alfie for his betrayal. Alfie reveals he knew Tommy would track him down for his actions, and that he has cancer and wishes to die on his own terms.
Tommy sorts him out though, taking him aside to talk. The black shirt is a clever ploy from Mosley given that's the name of the fascist paramilitary groups in Italy. Tommy realizes this and hurriedly has him changed into a white shirt to avoid hostility. Linda has been the only one to tame Arthur and Tommy knows this.
This information became useful in the finale of that season when Tommy went to kill Alfie because of the bad blood between them. Alfie seemingly accepted his fate, stating that "there's an honorable reason now to pull that trigger" and he even forced Tommy to shoot him in self-defense when Tommy showed hesitation.