Peaky Blinders Fans Say Glitch 'Ruined' Crucial Series 6 Scene
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Warning: Peaky Blinders spoilers ahead!
Peaky Blinders viewers were seriously confused on Sunday night when a technical glitch interfered with a rather important scene between Tommy and Arthur Shelby.
In episode four of the sixth and final series, fans watched as the Shelby family dealt with the devastating death of Tommy and Lizzie's daughter Ruby.
After trying to avenge Ruby by attacking the Barwell camp, Tommy reunites with his older brother and takes his first drink in four years.
During their heart-to-heart, Tommy theorised why Arthur might be the way he is, thinking back to a time they fought over cigarettes as children.
But as Tommy told the story to Arthur, the scene repeatedly froze on viewers at home and cut out, causing them to miss vital dialogue between the two brothers.
Taking to Reddit to check if the glitch had happened to other viewers, one fan asked: "Did anyone else watching on BBC get the flashes of black and skipped some of the scene?"
Another replied: "Yep, I got it too," before joking: "Totally didn’t seem like an important and meaningful scene, whatever, I don’t really care. [I care immensely]."
And a third who experienced the same commented: "Glad it wasn’t just me."
Meanwhile on Twitter, fans were furious that they had missed the scene.
One asked: "why did #PeakyBlinders just glitch for millions of people on BBC".
Another complained: "Well, I just missed half of that. What was that glitch? #PeakyBlinders".
A third bewildered viewer asked: "Did everyone else’s tv flicker then bbc get it working #PeakyBlinders".
While a fourth questioned: "Is there a reason #PeakyBlinders is skipping and freezing? I'm watching online through the iPlayer app so it's not a TV aerial issue..."
And a fifth Peaky fan tweeted: "anyone else’s tv going mad?? #PeakyBlinders".
What viewers missed out on was Arthur and Tommy reconnecting - both after reaching their own rock bottom.
Tommy recalled beating his older brother during a fight as kids, and suggesting that he might have given Arthur "one too many to the head."
After looking back on other moments the brothers have shared over the year, Tommy has a sort of revelation that Arthur has been his biggest supporter and always wants him to win.
The scene is now available to watch uninterrupted on BBC iPlayer.
Tyla has contacted BBC for a comment.
Peaky Blinders continues on Sunday, 27th March at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.