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After a long and tortured courtship, Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess are finally getting married but given Tommy’s entrenched gangland connections the lavish wedding is bound to bring trouble.
However, Arthur’s awkward speech and Lizzie’s angry outburst are the least of the bridegroom’s problems when Russian Princess Tatiana Petrovna arrives at the reception with a special wedding gift. A large sum of money will be transferred to Tommy if he supplies arms to some exiled royalist White Russians. Grace is against the deal as is Father Hughes who impresses upon Tommy his fears of a communist revolution in England.
Nevertheless, Tommy can’t reject the lucrative offer and meets with Grand Duke Leon Petrovna to iron out the details. Tommy is furnished with a sapphire for his new bride as a down payment but tragedy soon eventuates when Grace is shot dead while wearing the gem at a party the Shelby family is hosting.
A bereaved Tommy seeks guidance from a Welsh gypsy who warns that the sapphire is cursed. The Russians are nothing but trouble and should be avoided. Tommy is shaken especially when a traitor sets out to sabotage the arms deal.