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Peaky Blinders Fans Convinced Tommy Is Hiding Illness

Ali Condon

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Peaky Blinders Fans Convinced Tommy Is Hiding Illness

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Peaky Blinders fans have a rather concerning theory about Tommy Shelby, and he could be in a lot of trouble if they're right.

Since the BBC drama's sixth and final season finally launched last week, viewers have been analysing every frame for easter eggs and hidden clues.

But the latest theory circulating among fans has left us questioning whether Tommy will make it to the end of the series at all.

Could Tommy Shelby be on the way out. (Credit: BBC)
Could Tommy Shelby be on the way out. (Credit: BBC)

After episode two of season six aired on Sunday night, viewers expressed concern, having watched Tommy suffering from a seizure in the bathroom.

Elsewhere in the episode, after rushing back to Birmingham to check on his daughter Ruby, Tommy appeared to fall ill, secretly throwing up outside of the hospital.

While Tommy may have simply come down with a bug, or be suffering from his PTSD, some fans are theorising that the Shelby family leader might be more sick than he's letting on.

Discussing the situation on Reddit, one viewer asked: "Anyone else think Tommy may have a brain tumour?"

Will Tommy make it to the end of the season? (Credit: BBC)
Will Tommy make it to the end of the season? (Credit: BBC)

A second replied: "I was thinking cancer tbh."

"I feel Tommy is terminally ill, the coughing last season, throwing up, quit the booze, looking at his watch all the time. Feel he's hiding it," wrote a third.

Some fans suggested that Tommy hasn't been himself ever since he was beaten by Father Hughes back in season three.

One wrote: "Remember his head was cracked like an egg by Hughes and his ambulance driving goons and he almost died, requiring months of recovery and 'Bible-readings' from Mary. His fitting could well be a long term result of his brain injury."

Another commented: "Umm WTF, seizures, that's not good. He quit drinking so that's not it. Residual TBJ from the Hughes beating? Brain tumour? In either case, not good."

On Twitter, one fan suggested that it's not Ruby we should be worried about at all.

"Guys what if it’s Tommy who’s sick and not Ruby", they asked.

Perhaps it's not Ruby we should be worried about after all. (Credit: BBC)
Perhaps it's not Ruby we should be worried about after all. (Credit: BBC)

A second added: "I’m concerned that Tommy was sick outside the hospital not due to relief that Ruby was ok, but cos doctors had told him something about his own health, the seizures etc."

All we can say for sure is something is seriously up with Tommy - we just hope it's nothing serious...

Peaky Blinders continues on Sunday 13th March at 9pm on BBC One.

Topics: Peaky Blinders, TV And Film, BBC

Ali Condon
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