Peaky Blinders viewers call for an Alfie Solomons spin-off series after his return to season 6

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7 Mar 2022, 12:23

Credit: BBC and Getty

Credit: BBC and Getty

The notorious mob boss Alfie Solomons made his first appearance in the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders during episode two last night.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

He had been hiding away in the cellars of London when Tommy caught up with him and had spent the last four years underground developing a fascination with opera, with plans to write his own.

Tommy visited the gangster to propose a business opportunity where, in exchange for some of his assets and warehouses, Tommy would cut him in on the Boston opium deal and, in the process, restore the Solomons reputation.

While Alfie is not quite the same man he used to be, we still got everything we could have wanted from a scene with him in it- funny one-liners, drama and lots of swearing.

The character, played by Tom Hardy, has become a firm favourite with fans of the show ever since he first appeared in season two, and viewers were thrilled to have him back on their screens.

Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the latest episode, one fan wrote: “Alfie Solomons is the greatest TV character. Ever.”

Another said: “I can watch Tommy and Alfie talk all day long and not get bored at all!! Just two great actors playing two great roles!!! Absolute legends #PeakyBlinders”.

A third commented: “What an entrance by Alfie for the final season of Peaky Blinders. Brilliant!”

It seemed fans love Hardy’s character so much they are not quite ready to say goodbye to him when the series ends.

This prompted one viewer to ask: “Can we have an Alfie Solomons spin-off please?”

Many others joined in calling for Alfie to have his own series, with another person writing: “I’m all up for an Alfie Solomons spin-off when Peaky ends. Scene stealer every time.”

There is no denying he is an interesting character, and there would certainly be enough to explore if the Peaky Blinders creators did decide to do this!

During the second episode, we were also introduced to Lady Diana Mitford, the soon-to-be wife of Sir Oswald Mosley, and we have a sneaking suspicion she is going to be trouble for the Shelbys.

She appeared a more chilling enemy than Uncle Jack and even Alfie with her cruel remarks, arrogance, and relationship with Hitler (who is the Chancellor of Germany at this time).

Ruby’s illness also got worse in episode two, and Tommy’s health took a turn after he began dealing with the effects of PTSD in the form of seizures.

As usual, life is anything but easy for the Brummie gangster, but we have a feeling things are about to get a lot harder.

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