Peaky Blinders fans think they've figured out Aunt Polly's plan for Tommy
The Black Star is very important.
As always, if you haven't seen the most recent episode of Peaky Blinders, consider this to be your spoiler alert.
Again, look away now.
Why do the creators of Peaky Blinders keep doing this to us? Leaving every episode on a superb cliffhanger and forcing fans to count the minutes until the next episode airs!
In an episode that felt like the walls were closing in on every character, it was very unnerving to see that for once, Tommy's plan didn't succeed.
After the Peaky Blinders did their very best to corner the Mafia and bottleneck them into an alleyway shootout, Changretta's men were one step ahead of them in Birmingham. Hands up if you felt that Michael was done for as Luca burst open that hospital door?
This being said, the Shelbys did gain a measure of revenge as Aberama Gold's men got the drop on the Mafia in a clever ambush attack.
Blood was shed but two mysteries remain, what's going to happen with Tommy now that he's being pursued by the Mafia and, which side is Aunt Polly playing for?
After making a deal with the devil, will Polly actually give up Tommy in exchange for the security of the remaining Shelby family?
As you may have seen, Polly took a keen interest in Tommy's diary and ordered Lizzie to ensure that he keeps a particular Friday free - the day that he's marked for death, or is he?
Polly carefully marked that date with a black star but there's a hidden meaning behind the mark.
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) December 6, 2017
As you may remember, Black Star Day was the day in which the Peaky Blinders gang betrayed and took down Billy Kimber and his Italian gang in the very first season.
During that episode, Tommy tells Grace to mark Black Star Day on the calendar while she is looking after their books. Grace, being undercover, presents this information to Inspector Campbell, who in turn makes sure that his policemen inform Billy Kimber of the planned betrayal.
This leads to Kimber's gang arriving in front of The Garrison to Tommy's surprise. They were instead supposed to be at the Worcester Races, where Kimber's men were supposed to be ambushed by the Peaky Blinders and the Lee family.
Despite the fact that Kimber has more men and weapons, the Peaky Blinders have a single large machine gun amongst them that Inspector Campbell was unable to retrieve. Kimber is ultimately defeated when Tommy shoots him in the head.
Given the link between the black star and betrayal, plenty of people think that this was Polly's way of warning Tommy. Is she about to renege on her deal with Luca?
We'll find out next week.
Can’t actually see Polly betraying Tommy, surely the black star in his diary was to warn him? However if she has betrayed him I’ll be fuming #PeakyBlinders
— Liam White (@LiamWhite2) December 6, 2017
There’s no fucking way Polly is going to sell Tommy out, I think She warned him by putting that black star in the diary. She’s way more clever than you think. #PeakyBlinders
— Majeed (@IDEnthusiast) December 7, 2017
Black Star is definite warning to Tommy. Remember the same for Billy Kimber in S1? Tommy knows everything
— Ladybird (@Ladybird2006) December 7, 2017
Reckon the Black star in the diary was Polly warning Tommy,no way are they gonna betray him hurry up next Wednesday #PeakyBlinders
— eric bullock (@ecakeeprighton) December 6, 2017
Polly warned Tommy by putting a black star in his diary so she was never gonna actually betray him thank fuck #PeakyBlinders
— Kay (@vintagemccann) December 6, 2017
And the black star is from season one, so he's definitely in on this plan. Calling it now. #PeakyBlinders
— Chloe (@Claggs) December 6, 2017