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Peaky Blinders Fans Spot Hidden Clue Polly Is 'Listening To Tommy' In Church Scene

Gregory Robinson

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Peaky Blinders Fans Spot Hidden Clue Polly Is 'Listening To Tommy' In Church Scene

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Peaky Blinders fans have spotted a hidden clue Aunt Polly was listening to Tommy Shelby's foreboding conversation with Jack Nelson in church.

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In episode 2 of the new series, Tommy and Jack Nelson, a gang boss from Boston with a vast list of criminal connections, finally met each other in a church to discuss business.

The two crime bosses stand close to each other in the dimly lit church, with the Brummie gang leader standing a few steps behind Jack to keep an eye on him.

Jack says he chose their meeting spot because he hoped it might make them “more cautious with lies and truth”.

Tommy, however, replies firmly to being asked if he's catholic: "Well your hope would be forlorn. There ain't no one listening here."

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

A fan on Twitter immediately identified a connection between the church scene in series six and another scene in the first series involving Aunt Polly, who was portrayed by the late actress Helen McCrory.

The screen legend died aged 52 in April 2021 after a private battle with breast cancer. Fans have noticed several references to the Shelby family matriarch in the new series, including the funeral scene filmed after her death.

A fan on Twitter shared their theory after last week's episode: "A funny thing to notice.Tommy met Nelson in a big bloody church and said : no one is listening.

"But the church is polly's house. And in S1 , Polly was sitting in the church and said to Tommy "Aunt Polly and God are listening."

Tommy and Jack had a conversation in a church. (Credit: BBC)
Tommy and Jack had a conversation in a church. (Credit: BBC)

"So Tommy knew Polly was listening #PeakyBlinders."

Fans were left in shock after reading the theory. One person shared: "Peaky blinders is on a whole other level," in reference to the show making reference to previous series and plotlines.

Similarly, another viewer on social media tweeted: "Show has an extraordinary level of writing. Layered".

A third Peaky Blinders fanatic simply wrote: "Im crying".

On the other hand, one viewer shared an alternative take on the Twitter user's theory. "Or maybe he means no one is listening [for real] because Polly is dead and he doesn't believe in God."

What do you think?

Topics: TV And Film, BBC, Peaky Blinders

Gregory Robinson
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