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Who Killed Sully Top Boy? A Recap of Netflix’s Top Boy Season 3

For fans who’ve faithfully followed Top Boy since its inception, the recent release of Season 3 on Netflix marks a poignant conclusion. This article offers a comprehensive recap of the gripping events that brought one of the most gripping TV dramas to a close.

Season 2 Finale: Where We Left Off

Season 2’s chilling climax saw Sully (Kane Robinson) murder Jaime (Micheal Ward) in cold blood, as Stefan (Araloyin Oshunremi) watched in horror. As Season 3 kicks off, we’re immediately thrown back into the tension between Sully and Dushane.

Who are Tadgh and Jonny?

Introduced as central antagonists this season, Tadgh (Brian Gleeson) is an influential figure within an Irish gang empire, and Jonny (Barry Keoghan), his menacing nephew, ensures their operations run smoothly. Their violent introduction sets the tone for their confrontations with Sully and Dushane.

A New Path for Stefan

With Aaron (Hope Ikpoku Jnr) taking a step back, Stefan ventures into new territories. Under the wing of Si (Dudley O’Shaughnessy) from the Fields gang, Stefan navigates the treacherous landscape of gang rivalry and newfound love with Erin (Savanah Graham).

The Tumultuous Journey of Sully and Dushane

While Sully assumes the mantle of Top Boy, Dushane’s world unravels. Facing financial crisis and the pressure from the Irish gang, Dushane finds himself partnering with Sully to tackle their common enemies. The subsequent violence, betrayals, and the fallout of their actions define the heart of Season 3.

Jaq’s Struggles and Determination

Jaq, played by Jasmine Jobson, faces a whirlwind of emotions. Balancing her loyalty to Sully, her activism against Kieron’s (Joshua Blissett) deportation, and grappling with the tragic death of her sister Lauryn, Jaq’s journey is one of resilience and defiance.

How did Lauryn Die?

Jaq’s attempts to support Lauryn (Saffron Hocking) are in vain as Lauryn’s inner demons get the better of her. A fatal night sees her overdose in a bathtub, leading to a series of events that further complicate Jaq’s relationship with Sully.

The Dramatic Conclusion

As the narrative hurdles toward its end, Dushane’s escape plans go awry. The tension culminates in a dramatic rendezvous between him, Sully, and Jaq. But fate has other plans.

Dushane’s Downfall

After an intense chase and confrontation, a wounded Dushane shares a heart-wrenching moment with Sully. Their exchange underscores the toll their lifestyle has taken on them, culminating in Dushane’s tragic death.

Sully’s Unexpected End

Just when we thought the roller coaster of emotions was over, Sully faces his reckoning. Following a surprising encounter with Stefan, his past actions come back to haunt him in the form of an unknown assailant. His abrupt death leaves audiences in shock.

Who Killed Sully Top Boy?

Sully’s murderer remains unknown, providing viewers with another suspenseful moment from an extremely captivating show that has always kept viewers on edge. Many theories exist concerning who committed this murderous act but the answer to who exactly killed Sully ultimately lies with its audience members themselves.


Top Boy Season 3 stands as an impressive testament to Top Boy’s amazing storytelling prowess, brilliantly depicting life, loyalty, and the harsh realities of street culture. As we bid farewell to this beloved series, its legacy will live on for many more decades to come.

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