10 best quotes from season 6
Warning: This list contains spoilers for the final season of Peaky Blinders.
After six incredible seasons, Peaky Blinders has now ended as a TV show, and it leaves behind a great legacy that will only be enhanced by the eventual movie. Despite its issues, the sixth season was a fitting farewell to the series, especially with the finale, and delivered some generally excellent quotes that fans of the Birmingham-based gang will long remember.
The finale, “Lock and Key,” in particular, had so many brilliant one-liners and badass quotes, but the season as a whole has so much to offer on that front, from exposed Tommy’s genius to some hilarious banter at the expense of the fascism.
ten Tommy’s last intervention for Arthur
“You’re gonna change your ways, and I’m gonna change the fucking world.”
One of the most touching scenes of Season 6 comes in Episode 4 when an unhinged Arthur struggles with his opium withdrawal and Tommy falls off the wagon to drink with him after Ruby’s death.
This quote is so typical of Tommy, because he not only has another intervention for his brother, but makes clear his intentions to rule again, eliminate his enemies, and take over. There are some sweet lines reminiscent of their childhood, and their still great-to-watch relationship is vulnerable, real, and a joy to watch. This quote from Tommy is the best of the bunch though.
9 A mother’s warning
“If you get lost in the fog, the Peaky Blinders will get you.”
In the midst of the shootout between the Peaky Blinders and the IRA, a mother and her young children walk through the fog of Small Heath, the daughter fleeing and the mother telling her that heartbreaking line.
It proves that the Peaky Blinders are something of a legend, similar to the boogeyman, and it comes in the perfect setting, the eerie fog, and a gunfight. It’s a fleeting but memorable line from an unnamed character that encapsulates the Blinders’ civilian ideas.
8 Michael’s Last Words
“Your mortal hand is still on our shoulders.”
One of the many twists and surprises to come in the show’s final season came when Tommy shot Michael in the face at close range. Michael’s death wasn’t necessarily a huge twist, many predicted, but it was still brilliantly executed in a shocking way.
It’s Michael’s last line in the entire series and it’s the one that rings true, reinforced by the fact that seconds later Tommy murders him, quickly and coldly. Michael may have been hateful, but he was one of the show’s best villains and a great opponent of Thomas Shelby OBE.
7 Lizzie tells Tommy about Ruby’s news
“I gave him your goodbye kiss.”
Ruby’s illness and death, brought on by a gypsy curse from the infamous sapphire, was one of the saddest and most gruesome events of the season. The scene where Lizzie talks to Tommy about her passing is poignant.
The one-sided dialogue, which sees Lizzie screaming and then detailing to Tommy what happened to his daughter as he stands in the rain, shocked, silent, is fantastic and moving. This is perhaps one of the most difficult scenes to watch in hindsight.
6 No preservatives for Tommy
“If you want to fuck, I’ll fuck. But you’ll have to cross the floor because I refuse to fuck on conservative benches.”
In the fifth episode of the season, Diana essentially uses her power, her status, and the need for her and Oswald to get Tommy to sleep with him. While he can’t change that, in Episode 6 he flips the power dynamic with this hilarious line.
Not only is this a brilliant dig at the Tory Party and fascists Tommy opposes, but he sees himself open to the idea of having sex with Oswald’s partner, as long as she’s “putting herself down.” by moving to his side of the aisle as he displays his disgust for his side.
5 The revelation of Aunt Polly’s fate
“Ever since you started building your empire you’ve had a crutch to lean on, last night we kicked that crutch.”
One of the biggest questions fans had going into the final season was what would happen to Polly’s character after the tragic death of the wonderful Helen McCrory. The opening minutes of the season answered that question.
It seemed that Captain Swing’s call would only be the revelation that the IRA was the organization behind Tommy’s attempt to assassinate Mosley. Instead, with this line, the show made it clear that they went even further; they had murdered the incomparable Polly Gray. Knowing that what she’s saying is the truth, that Polly was a crutch for Tommy, makes that line even harder to take.
4 Arthur has more respect for dogs
“I don’t shoot dogs, I shoot fucking fascists, my love.”
In what is standard for the Peaky Blinders at the end of each season, Tommy and co. thwarted their enemies’ plans to kill Arthur Shelby, Arthur, Charlie and Jeremiah taking out the IRA officers who came for Brother Shelby’s life.
When Arthur drags them out of the pub to kill them, Captain Swing asks if they are treated like dogs, eliciting this classic, amusing response from Arthur. In his mind, in many minds, the fascists the Blinders face don’t deserve the respect given to a dog in this era.
3 No one can beat Tommy Shelby
“I guess you’ve all decided that the only person who could ever kill Tommy Shelby is Tommy Shelby himself.”
The big twist of the season came in the closing scenes, as it’s revealed that Tommy doesn’t have tuberculoma, it was just a scheme set up by Mosley and co. to drive Tommy to suicide. When he realizes this, he has a new life.
These are some of the last words he speaks on the show, saying them to his doctor, Michael Holford, as he holds a gun to his head. This all sets up Tommy’s story against fascism perfectly for the film. It’s another epic line from Tommy that shows how he always defeats his opponents, no matter their plan, power or status.
2 Alfie’s typically hilarious brutality
“Tommy, if you’re about to express deep emotion, you might be better off expressing it to someone who doesn’t care. Or maybe someone who was paid to do semblance of duty.”
Alfie Solomons, like Ada and Arthur, may have been underused in Season 6, but he still manages to steal the show when he does appear, especially in the finale, where he delivers several fantastic one-liners.
The revelation that he and Tommy have made a deal and are working together was a welcome sight, and leaves the two characters with a huge amount of power, but still didn’t mean they were close friends, which Alfie says shortly. near here. As always, it’s inadvertently hilarious and utterly demure with its awfully delivered lines.
1 Tommy proves it again and again
“I have no limits.”
In season 6, Michael and Captain Swing repeatedly tell him that he doesn’t know his limits, a thread that has been pulled in the past by big bad guys who underestimate Tommy.
In one of the most Tommy Shelby moments ever, Tommy delivers this line seconds after putting a bullet in Michael’s face, killing him. It’s the kind of badass line that deserves a place in the final moments of a show that gave fans a stream of epic moments from its beloved antihero.
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