Ever since season one, viewers have eagerly followed the rags-to-riches narrative of the Shelby’s, a gangster family patrolling the streets of England. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Peaky Blinders (@peakyblindersofficial) on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:43pm PST And the surprising events that occurred in season four undoubtedly captured the attention of fans! In the episode, the intelligent, cunning Alfie Solomons encounters Thomas after betraying him. Alfie asks Thomas to shoot him and put him out of misery. The Jewish gangster claims he has skin cancer and wants to die. Thomas appears reluctant and unwilling to end the life of Alfie. After Thomas holds back, Alfie shoots Thomas in the side. And this action prompts the leader of the Shelby family to pull the trigger and shoot Alfie in the face. View this post on Instagram #PeakyBlinders will return to @BBCTwo in 2019. 📷 @robertviglasky A post shared by Peaky Blinders (@peakyblindersofficial) on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:18pm PST However, David Caffrey, the director, claims that the scene wasn’t meant to unfold the way it did. The idea for this particular scene only came to fruition two days before filming the iconic, devastating scene. View this post on Instagram "Like a goat tied up for the f***ing tiger." #PeakyBlinders @BBCTwo 📷 @robertviglasky A post shared by Peaky Blinders (@peakyblindersofficial) on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:05pm PST What do Caffrey and Steven Knight, the mastermind behind this scene, have to say about Tom Hardy’s “last minute” Peaky Blinders exit? Tune into our video for more information!