Thomas is approached by two IRA members anxious to buy the guns, though he is careful not to commit himself. Grace, who has overheard, follows the Irishmen and ends up shooting one in self-defence though the IRA suspect the Peaky Blinders. Next day Thomas takes Grace to Cheltenham races, where he warns Kimber that the Lees are out to rob him. Arthur brings a gang who relieve the Lees of the money stolen as a result of which Kimber hires the Blinders as his security. He also tries to have his way with Grace but Thomas saves her by ungallantly claiming that she has syphilis. Ada and Freddie are married and Polly gives them money to escape Thomas's anger and leave the country but Freddie stays, bringing the arms workers out on strike and returning Thomas's money. That night Thomas dreams about how Freddie saved him during the war.
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Did You Know?
In this episode Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, has deals with the IRA. Cillian Murphy, who is Irish, has previously played an IRA figure from a similar era of the early 1900s in the movie The Wind That Shakes the Barley. See more
Usage of wooden matches doesn't begin until 1926. This story is using them 7 years before invented, and has them being used by a class of people that wouldn't be wealthy enough to own any for a number of years afterward. See more
How much did you pay for the suit you'll be wearing?
Oh, I don't pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down.
The Boys of the Old Brigade
Written by Paddy McGuigan
[Irish republican folk song. Sung by the two IRA men who want to buy the guns from Tommy] See more