Viewers said “dreams do come true” as Tom Hardy returned to Peaky Blinders for the season five finale.
The actor played Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons from series two to series four, when he was apparently shot and killed.
But last week Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) hinted that Alfie might not be dead after all, and it was confirmed on Sunday when he appeared.
Alfie, now sporting a large scar on his face from being shot, returned to the BBC drama as Tommy sought some help dealing with Oswald Mosley.
Fans were thrilled to see the character return.
“Alfie is Alive!!! Maybe dreams do come true!” one posted on Twitter.
— Tom Hardy Love 🐺 (@tomhardylove_) September 22, 2019
“I CANT BELIEVE ALFIE IS ALIVE YES YES YES YES I MISSED HIM LITERALLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS SEASON,” said another.
I CANT BELIEVE ALFIE IS ALIVE YES YES YES YES I MISSED HIM LITERALLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS SEASON #peakyblinders
— 𝚊𝚛𝚒 (@AnAngstyGal) September 22, 2019
One said: “I think we can all agree that the best part of this season is Alfie Solomons returning.”
I think we can all agree that the best part of this season is Alfie Solomons returning #PeakyBlinders
— Dylan (@dylannMUFC) September 22, 2019
Another tweeted: “Peaky Blinders. Wow. Best TV series I think i’ll see in my lifetime. Knew Alfie was alive and kicking.”
— MARIA LEE ✗ (@MariaLee_xx) September 22, 2019
“Alfie Solomons back from the dead, what a man, what a series,” tweeted another fan.
Alfie Solomons back from the dead, what a man, what a series #PeakyBlinders
— Ewan Melling (@ewan1882) September 22, 2019
“Sometimes dreams do come true people,” said another.
— 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 🌙 (@xcmyoung) September 22, 2019
The episode was the last in the fifth series of the programme.