Peaky Blinders is undoubtedly one of the most popular drama series streaming right now. With an impressive amount of fans around the globe, the BBC One original series has gathered six brilliant seasons packed with fantastic narratives, incredible cinematography, and exceptional acting from everyone involved.
Although the popular show continually delivered, throughout its duration, a staggering amount of top-notch episodes, there were a few moments that stood out more than the others here are the top ten most remarkable episodes according to Ranker.
This article includes spoilers for all seasons of Peaky Blinders.
Season 1, Episode 3
Thomas (Cillian Murphy) plans to go to Cheltenham races in order to get closer to Billy Kimber (Charlie Creed-Miles). Since the latter character loves the sight of beautiful women, the head of the Peaky Blinders hires charming Grace (Annabelle Wallis) to accompany him.
A livid Tommy discovers that Ada (Sophie Rundle) and Freddie (Iddo Goldberg) are actually married. Grace steals the spotlight a couple of times during the surprising conclusion.
Season 4, Episode 1
Season 4 premiere of "The Noose" begins with Arthur Shelby, John Shelby, Polly Gray (played by the eternally beloved Helen McCrory) and Michael Gray (Finn Cole) being taken from their cells and led to a room containing three nooses. While they're ready to face their fates after Tommy's massive betrayal during the Season 3 finale, he saves them in the nick of time.
The Shelbys continue to despise Tommy for his actions, but what really shocks viewers in the gut is John's unplanned death, which is a stunning plot twist that no one expected. All in all, the fourth season is a surprise, bold, and nothing short of incredible.
Season 2, Episode 3
Tommy and Alfie Solomons, the latter played to perfection by Tom Hardy, although with so strong a Cockney accent that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend him, join forces during this amazing episode. Polly, the series' heart, discovers Michael after twelve years of separation.
Soon enough, Michael joins the Shelbys in the race. Eventually, Tommy meets May Carleton, a horse trainer (Charlotte Riley, who is, fun fact, Tom Hardy's wife IRL). She is equally as charming and beautiful as she is smart and interesting. As they are about to depart, the Peaky Blinders are ambushed, but they easily kill the attackers.
Season 5, Episode 6
The sixth and final episode of Season 5 follows Thomas as he discusses his plans for Mosley (Sam Claflin). At a family gathering, Tommy announces the engagement between Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) and Polly.
Although Tommy's meticulous plan was destined to fail, especially considering that there was a black cat among them and that the real-life Mosley was never assassinated, the twist near the end was astounding and caught viewers by surprise; the audience is so used to seeing Murphy's character rise to the top that it's almost refreshing when it doesn't happen.
Season 1, Episode 6
The Peaky Blinders prepare for a huge operation, but secrets are revealed. Grace tries to inform Thomas of her betrayal, but Tommy discovers that Billy Kimber and his men are on their way. Later, both Polly and Thomas learn about Grace's true intentions.
The Peaky Blinders and Billy Kimber's gang meet off on Garrison Lane. Although a irritated Ada attempts to avoid the confrontation by stumbling between the two parties with her newborn son Karl in a baby trolley, her plan quickly fails when Tommy is shot by Kimber and Danny (Samuel Edward-Cook) dies while defending the leader. Thomas shoots Kimber without hesitation and each group goes their own way.
Season 4, Episode 2
The second episode of the (arguably) finest Peaky Blinders season, "Heathens," is named after John Shelby's death, and now the Shelby family learns that the tragedy has been caused by Vicente Changretta (Ken Colley).
The Mafia will not be left unchecked until every member of the Shelby family is dealt with; Luca Changretta (Adrien Brody), Vicente's son, meets Tommy for the first time, and both characters have a lively exchange. Aberama Gold joins the mafia in forming a new friendship.
Season 4, Episode 6
Season finales are easily one of Peaky Blinders' finest performances, according to Ranker, and according to Ranker, the last episode was equally excellent. "The Company" centers around the big battle between Bonnie Gold (Jack Rowan) and Goliath (Dino Kelly).
The incredibly well-written plot twist of Arthur's apparent death, which was probably the finest reverse UNO card in the series' history, also killed Luca later in the episode; Tommy also kills Alfie. In a devastating but very necessary scene towards the end, the protagonist fights his fears when his son Charlie discovers him lying drunk on the floor.
Season 2, Episode 1
After the audience realizes that Grace Shelby was shooting Inspector Campbell, the second season of this sensational series opens with a time jump of two years forward in time. Thomas expresses his desire to extend his successful business to the rest of his family in London.
Polly tries to discover what happened to her children. Thomas, Arthur, and John visit the Eden Club, managed by Darby Sabini (Noah Taylor), a British Italian gang leader who controls half of the southern racecourses.
Season 3, Episode 6
Season 3 brought us yet another stunning season finale that no one saw coming up. Between the nail-bitting moments of Tommy Shelby racing against time to save his kidnapped son and the final Shelby family reunion before they all got released from prison, there was a lot more to learn.
Tommy promised that everything would be taken care of, but when he did save the Shelby family from being hanged, the Shelby family was hardly ever the same again. In every sense of the word, this tragedy left many speechless and with their jaws on the ground.
Season 2, Episode 6
The last episode of the second season, which was both absolutely terrifying and extremely well-written, was action-packed and left viewers on the edge of their seats. Filled with plot twists, such as Alfie being a double-cross and a pregnant Grace, episode 6 was both entertaining and fulfilling (Sam Neill's character's death).
The one that won a lot of people over, though, was the very last moment when hopeless Tommy is ready to face his grave after an emotional monologue but is ultimately spared under the wire to everyone's surprise. He walks away while beautiful music plays in the background and the episode concludes. Many fans agree that the series (which has successfully provided its viewers with a staggering amount of unbelievable episodes) has never managed to outdo Season 2's finale.