“Dark” in the third season of “Top Boy” explains that street drugs lead to a tragic death

In the third season of “Top Boy,” Lauryn takes a drug nicknamed “Dark” to ease her postnatal depression. But is that exactly the medication she is taking?

*WARNING: Top Boy Season 3 Spoilers* – Top Boy has given fans a brutal look into the drug trafficking underworld of East London through the fictional Summerhouse estate, and while the series features many slang names for drugs, Season 3 (or Season 5 (if you include the original Channel 4 show) introduces Netflix viewers to a new series.

Lauryn’s problems in Top Boy season 3

After Lauryn endured a harrowing ordeal with her controlling boyfriend Curtis in Season 2 that ended with her brutally killing him, her struggles don’t get any easier in Season 3.

The new season begins shortly after Lauryn gives birth to her and Curtis’ baby and she begins to suffer from postnatal depression and turns to a drug called “Dark” to cope.

Jaq discovers that her sister has been using alcohol and takes it upon herself to steer Lauryn back in the right direction and help her overcome the worst of the “baby blues”, which inspires Lauryn to have her baby in honor of her sister, Jack to call .

However, in episode 2, Jaq returns home to find that Lauryn has drowned in the bathroom after passing out from another batch of drugs.

Saffron Hocking as Lauryn and Jasmine Jobson as Jaq walk through a park in the third season of
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What drug is “Dark” in Top Boy?

Dark is a slang term for heroin.

Heroin is a drug made from morphine, which is obtained from opium poppies, and is one of the world’s most addictive drugs.

Heroin is not only known as dark, but also has numerous colloquial names and is also called smack, junk, horse, skag and brown, among others.

Saffron Hocking as Lauryn, looking worried in Top Boy

Lauryn’s death inspires Jaq to take action

After Lauryn’s death in Episode 2, Jaq begins to question her own role in the drug trafficking culture at Summerhouse.

Jaq confronts a drug-addicted mother about her addiction and dealing with her own baby.

But when Jaq realizes the destructive power the drugs she sells have on people, she decides to act and sets her sights on Sully, who recently stole a shipment of cocaine from Irish gangsters Jonny and Tadgh McGee.

Jaq steals the drugs himself, and while it’s a noble act, it puts a big target on her back toward the end of season three.

Jasmine Jobson as Jaq, leaning against a police car in Top Boy
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Top Boy Season 3 is available for streaming now after the explosion on Netflix on Thursday September 7, 2023.

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing EmmaBowman@ustimetoday.com.

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