Campbell uses Thomas's export licence to blackmail him into committing another murder for the Irish gangsters, the target being a political opponent of the crown's pro-treaty plan for Ireland. In London Arthur, whose cocaine habit is scaring his younger brother, leads the Blinders on a rampage to take over Sabini's club whilst Thomas's distillery in Camden Town prepares to send five hundred bottles of whiskey to Prohibition-hit America, two events which drive Sabini into proposing a pact with the Jewish mob. Michael is taken on as Thomas's accountant and discovers the family's terrifying power when a pub which refused to serve his black friend gets destroyed. May Carleton collects Thomas's horse, Grace's Secret, for training and he calls on her a progress report, ending up in bed with her. On his return to Birmingham he gets the details of his assignment from Campbell and makes a phone call to London.
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Did You Know?
Field Marshal Henry Russell is probably inspired by the assassination of Sir Henry Wilson. Wilson was a British army field marshal turned MP and security advisor to the Northern Ireland government. He was assassinated in London in June 1922. Two Anti-Treaty IRA men were subsequently arrested and hanged. See more
Thomas and his secretary refer to Michael's job as 'accounts clerk' but both pronounce it the American way, 'clurk' instead of the English pronunciation 'clark'. See more
Do you have a map? Because I'm not going to be able to find my way in the dark. You see, at midnight, I'm going to leave my wing and I'm going to come find you. And I'm going to turn the handle of your bedroom door without making a sound and none of the maids will know.