Peaky Blinders is an English web series based on historical fiction and crime drama made by Steven Knight and produced in association with BBC Studios. The series first premiered on September 12, 2013, and has been a fan favorite. The TV series showcases several interesting characters with crafty personalities, one of which is Grace Shelby. Throughout the series, Grace left a significant impact on the happening events, but she met her fate soon after life moved out of her way.
Grace Shelby dies in the third season of Peaky Blinders, leaving a space in the lives of her husband and son and the fandom too.
How Does Grace Shelby Die?
Grace Shelby died while attending a formal party with her husband, Thomas Shelby. At Shelby’s Dinner for Charity Foundation, she was shot by an assassin of Italian descent. She dies in the arms of Tommy after taking her last breaths.
After she dies, her son Charles Shelby is left alone with Tommy, who grieves for her death for longer than they care to admit. Tommy is hurt and vengeful, a dangerous combination of feelings for the leader of a criminal group.
Who Killed Grace Shelby in Peaky Blinders and Why?
Grace Shelby was shot in the party by an assassin sent by the antagonist of the initial seasons of the series, Vicente Changretta. In 1924 (season 3), when Vicente and John Shelby, Thomas Shelby’s brother, talked about Vicente’s son Angel and how he could like anyone he desired to like, John ridiculed him. Vicente dared to admit that he would kill John if he wanted to in front of the public, which made John furious, and he struck back by attacking his son Angel and beating him fatally.
This act John triggered Vicente, and he decided to take revenge by taking the life of someone dear to John. John was also a part of Peaky Blinders, and the leader of the group was his brother Thomas. So, Vicente sent an assassin to shoot Tommy at the party, but Grace got in the way since she loved him way too much to let him die and took the bullet instead.
What Happens After Grace Shelby’s Death?
After the death of his wife, Thomas Shelby is filled with sorrow and grief. He loved Grace too much and was willing to give up everything to be with her. Grace had made him happy, but after she died, Thomas found himself running on the old course as he set out to take revenge for the demise of his love. Eventually, along with his gang, Peaky Blinders killed Vicente and his son Angel.
Later in the show, Thomas remarries a woman named Lizzie as it benefits the business. But he could not love her like he loved Grace. It was only a mere business arrangement for the both of them.
Tommy could not move on from Grace’s death, and he saw her in his hallucinations too. He maintained a tough demeanor for the world to see and kept hidden that he was severely depressed after the incident.
Grace’s death provided an arc in the character development of Thomas Shelby and kept the storyline of the show continued after the third season.