It’s the heat of summer, the perfect time to revisit a series and, with the approach of the broadcast of season 6 of Peaky Blinders, we are therefore embarking on a retrospective (by season) of the famous British series. . Good viewing!
The third season of Peaky Blinders had left us on a cliffhanger that did not bode well for the future of the Shelby clan. More divided than ever, he found himself temporarily devastated by a decision by Tommy (Cillian Murphy).
When Season 4 begins, Steven Knight puts us back in the mood for his series by showing an isolated Tommy and his loved ones on the verge of execution. Of course, things clear up quickly, but seeing Polly (Helen McCrory) with the rope will be an indelible image that will haunt many of these new episodes watching.
That said, the action resumes without delay with a little time jump that brings us to the moment the Shelbys learn they are being targeted by the New York Mafia – due to an assassination that took place in the scene. season 3.
In the world of Peaky Blinders, the consequences are always dire, but it has never been so instrumentalized to fuel the stakes. This time its war. The Shelbys have no choice but to make peace between themselves and face Luca Changretta – Adrien Brody playing a funny imitation of Marlon Brando’s accent in The Godfather for the occasion.
Usually, it all revolves around Tommy’s plan, all the ramifications of which are discovered at the very end. Steven Knight breaks the mold and puts his antihero in an awkward position. He has no control over the situation and is forced to react to what is happening without having several moves ahead.
This makes this season unpredictable and often hectic. Peaky Blinders gains in spontaneity and clarity. That said, we are sometimes played with, just to remind us how much Polly and Tommy are an unstoppable duo and that pitting them against each other can create surprising sparks.
There is indeed friction between the leader of the clan and his aunt who lives very badly at his death, even if she was saved by little. Despite the circumstances, they find it difficult to get on the same page and this amplifies the surrounding chaos, further breaking the routine of the series.
Season 4 of Peaky Blinders is therefore characterized by the fact that it is simply not like the others. The danger is continuously palpable, the characters all appear in peril and Tommy just keeps getting fooled at his own game. Something is refreshing, especially when the conclusion comes which only supports the fact that it was time to change.
At the end of the day, we have an exciting season here that departs from the routines of the series to better explore the hearts of the characters. The surprises are numerous, the pace is sustained and the emotions stronger. Peaky Blinders at their peak.
You can stream the first five seasons of Peaky Blinders on Netflix, but also the first two on Amazon Prime Video.