I do have something I wanna talk about actually guys. Let’s talk guests for S3 who we want to see make an appearance.
I personally, really like Nicole Beharie. She’s fine as fuck. Talented as hell. Sleepy Hollow did her wrong. 12 Monkeys will do her right. Let’s see Nicole being a badass time traveler from the future or something.
i'm still so mad over the death of grace. my friend binge watched s1 and 2 in 2 days but stopped abruptly when grace died because she was so hurt by the wasted potential of what could have been the power couple of tommy x grace and i couldnt agree more with her. like they barely explored their post-marriage relationship and killed a complex and interesting character for tommy's man pain (don't get me wrong - i love tommy) but ugh im so annoyed @ SK
Anon, Peaky Blinders has been telling us about its strong female characters since s1 and I still have found very little evidence of that excepting Ada maybe and Grace definitely in that series (Polly is usually proven wrong). She was the strongest, least compromised female that the show has ever had and then just turned into a party planner who was always keen (not that I blame her). I’m furious that there was no exploration of their relationship except kind of a default ‘happy’ setting, because it was crucial to what happened over the series, for Tommy anyway. Oh there was some minor jealousy thrown in. Again, why? I cannot imagine Tommy ever giving her cause for concern there. Unless it was my nemesis SK’s subtle way of suggesting the lonely needy May destroyed her confidence in their love. Nice, right? The other thing anon that I really expected to happen in s3 was the Shelby family dynamics changing in interesting ways with a new matriarch. Power plays between Grace and Polly but with the added twist that both of them want the best for the family, they just have different perspectives and levels of influence. John getting shitty because things aren’t that amazing with Esme and annoyed that his brother could marry a spy for love but he couldn’t be with an ultimately much less-compromising prostitute. Things like that. I’m so mad with s3 when I think about it I could spit. The first series of PB to place cleverness over soul. Living in fic world anon, where Grace has a proper plot of her own.
Why does Tommy say "since my wife took a bullet" it's such an odd choice of words do you think SK was trying to make people think she wasn't dead and Tommy Knew something?
Anon, watching that damn episode three times for the recap is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Superseded only by watching 3.05 that many times haha… Tommy’s guilt-ridden grief was so alienating. Nothing like the sorrow-tinged pain of s1 and s2. At the time I thought the plethora of euphemisms he used (shot, gone…) might have meant that she had been secreted away and he was in shock about what happened and furious with himself, but now I don’t. The line you’re asking about continues with “…that was meant for me!’ and Tommy does that entirely new face and stabs his fingers at John. It’s there to emphasise his culpability in the death of the love of his life and strongly suggests he thinks it was him the bullet should have found. I hate the way it was done but s3 implies a bit that losing Grace was an experience akin to death for him, getting him so in touch with the spirit world.