Tom Hardy’s return to BBC’s Peaky Blinders on Sunday night was met with enthusiasm from viewers, who quickly took to social media to share their joy
Credit: BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Matt Squire)
Peaky Blinders fans were ecstatic on Sunday night when heartthrob Tom Hardy returned to the small screen to reprise his role as the legendary Alfie Solomon.
The hit BBC drama series has returned for its final series and fans were delighted when Tom’s character returned for the second installment.
In an ominous introduction to the sixth series for Alfie, Thomas Shelby was seen by Cillian Murphy walking through a darkened distillery with the lights flashing as he walked by.
The famous opera Nessun Dorma was playing in the background and when Tommy reached the end of the row he was greeted by the Cockney character.
Alfie hilariously jokes, “I always thought operas were fat people screaming,” as viewers became reacquainted with the character.
When Alfie and Tommy get into an intense argument, the brummie man says to his co-worker, “Alfie, I think I may have written your last act.”
As the men negotiate their deal involving exporting heroin to the United States, Alfie questions why he should choose to do business with the Shelby family.
Then he says to Tommy, “America should be my masterpiece.”
The scene was met with a flurry of positive comments online as viewers had been longing for Tom’s return.
One Twitter user wrote: “ALFIE HOW I MISSED YOU.”
Another commented: “Watching this week’s episode of Peaky Blinders. Tom Hardy is back and I’m so happy.
“The NOISE that came out of my face when I saw Alfie Solomons again.”
A third wrote: “Even by his exceptionally high standards, this is Tom Hardy’s best 5 minutes of Alfie Solomons yet.”
And a fourth gushed: “Tom Hardy back on my TV screen is just the cure I needed today. #PeakyBlinders.”
Tom has been in and out of the popular drama since series two, when he ran a Jewish gang in London.
He has forged an alliance with the Shelby family and has consistently wowed fans with fantastic performances.
BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Matt Squire)
Elsewhere in the second episode, fans were emotional when the voice of Polly Gray – played by the late Helen McCrory – was heard in the opening scenes.
Her voice from a scene from a previous series was heard as the voice in Tommy’s head when he returned to the UK from the US.
They are heard saying, “There will be a war in this family and one of you will die.”
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