Season 2, Episode 2
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Air date October 2, 2014
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by Colm McCarthy
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"Episode 2.1" is the first episode of Series 2 of Peaky Blinders and the seventh episode overall. It aired on October 2nd, 2014.

Summary Edit


Thomas and Ada, at Freddie Thorne's funeral

Ep 2 1 Thomas Polly

Thomas and Polly

In an effort to find out who blew up his pub, Thomas heads over to the Black Lion. There, he’s taken into a back room and threatened by an IRA woman named Irene O’Donnell and another man into a proposition for him to murder another Irishman.

Later, Thomas calls a family meeting, and tells them that he plans to expand his bookies' business to London despite Esme, John's wife, warning of the dangers given the existing racial turf wars.

While the boys are on their way south to London, Polly meanwhile visits a medium seeking news of the children who were taken from her by the Parish in infancy, although Esme warns her that the woman is a charlatan who simply tells people what they already believe.

Ep 2 1 Thomas Arthur John Eden

The Eden Club

In London, Thomas, Arthur and John go to the Eden Club, a jazz club run by Darby Sabini, who controls half of the southern race courses, where they are anything but welcome. Their raid gains the attention of the other faction in London, the Jews, who invite him to a sit down. However, Thomas is set upon by Sabini and his thugs, who slice the inside of Thomas’s mouth with the sharp end of a razor, while his sister Ada is also accosted. Thomas is only saved by the reappearance of Chester Campbell.

Music Edit

"To Bring You My Love" by PJ Harvey (Recap)
"Rocking Horse" by The Dead Weather (Thomas while he's taken to meet the IRA)
"Danny Boy" by Johnny Cash (Thomas when he's killing the man for the IRA)

Trivia Edit

  • John says that Shelby Limited earns about £150 per day which is the equivalent of about £3000 in modern money.

Quotes Edit

This company is a modern enterprise and believes in equal rights for women” — Thomas to the Peaky Blinders