Top Boy’s ending provided many answers but also left viewers with some unanswered questions.
The biggest enigma is revealed at the end of the spectacular finish. We’re now issuing a strong caution to shut this tab if you haven’t finished viewing all six episodes, as serious spoilers await…
We can get into it now that the formalities are out of the way and the individuals who have self-control and can ration their episodes are safely out of earshot.
To summarise, the Netflix series’ conclusion saw Summerhouse chief Sully (Kano) being challenged by Stefan (Araloyin Oshunremi) in a public park.
Stefan is out for vengeance when Sully murders his older brother Jamie (Michael Ward) in front of him. He aims a pistol at Sully, who ultimately responds, ‘You’re not worth it,’ and walks away.
Viewers are lulled into a false feeling of security when Sully is shot and murdered after he returns to his car.
We don’t see the individual who fired the shot’s face, but that hasn’t prevented viewers from ‘figuring out’ who did it.
Sully had a very long lot of enemies who’ve got legitimate motives – Mandy (MC NoLay), whose partner Dris was killed by Sully (Shone Romulus), Dianna (Michelle Asante) after her son Kieron (Joshua Blissett) was killed by him too – there is a real pattern here – or even the Irish gangsters after he killed members Jonny (Barry Keoghan) and Tadgh (Brian Gleeson). It’s entirely possible that Stefan changed his mind fast.
However, one section of the internet believes it was Jaq (Jasmine Jobson).
Jaq struggled with guilt throughout the series because of her drug dealer lifestyle. She plans a heist of Sully’s heroin cache since she feels their employment is partly to blame for her sister Lauryn’s (Saffron Hocking) overdose. Jaq confides in her friend Kieron (Joshua Blisset), who is assassinated when his participation is revealed.
She subsequently pledges to return the pills provided she, her partner Becks (Adwoa Aboah), and Lauryn’s child are not punished. When she arrives to deliver the goods, she is robbed by Dushane (Ashley Walters), and Sully informs her that the transaction has been cancelled.
Knowing she’ll never truly be safe as long as Dushane is alive, Jaq may have taken matters into her own hands to guarantee a future for her family.
So, while we’ve shown that she had every cause to pull the trigger, it’s the killer’s attire that may have completely exposed Jaq.
The gunman is dressed in a black jacket that is very similar to one worn by Jaq in prior sequences.
A little additional piece of cloth on the outside of the arm creates a flap that stands out from the rest of the jacket on the black bomber. It appears to be present when the last scene is stopped.
A video circulating on social media puts it all together, and circles the offending ‘flap’. The inventor insists that it solves the enigma.
Many people agreed with the theory. One person commented: ‘It’s her get back for Kieron and so she can live in peace and not look over her shoulder all the time’.
‘I played it back so much, I’m too convinced it’s Jaq,’ wrote another committed viewer.
Others remarked that the killer appeared to have Jaq’s walk.
However, not everyone agreed completely. ‘The flaps are in various places,’ one individual insisted.
Other cameras showed the killer wearing a hoody inside a jacket, which Jaq is also frequently seen wearing.
While several other identities were linked to the crime, one of them was Ra’Nell, who hasn’t featured on the programme since the Netflix relaunch.
One Reddit user piled up all the evidence against Jaq to convince us of her guilt.
‘Jaq defo killed Sully there’s no other way,’ they began.
‘If it were the irish they would’ve taken the food [drugs] back, I doubt it was Stef because that was an execution, not a one-off kill. Someone with the knowledge of holding and operating a gun did it.
‘The only option left is Jaq, first off she tells Becks that “it wasn’t over”, also the jacket and their head look to be wearing a hat or at least a different hairstyle than Stef’s.
‘I believe it’s her because Sully tells Jaq that he wasn’t going to give her a pass, and tells her that “neither did Kieran”, so in her head, it’s either kill or be killed.
One person responded with: ‘Jaq makes the most sense but in reality, I don’t even believe the writers knew. The whole idea was that it could’ve been anyone’.
Sully has a lot of enemies, so it’s a complex case, but we’re having fun being imaginary detectives.
Top Boy is available to watch on Netflix.
Source My Celebrity Life.