Netflix’s newest collection The Queen’s Gambit is a captivating take a look at the sport of chess, nevertheless it’s additionally a narrative about grief and dependancy. The miniseries, which premiered on Oct. 23, follows a younger orphan and chess prodigy named Beth (Anya Taylor-Pleasure) who units out to turn out to be a grandmaster in chess. All through her journey, she additionally battles with a critical dependancy to capsules and alcohol.
Her dependancy begins within the first episode when the orphanage offers the youngsters a crimson and inexperienced tablet to take every day. On the suggestion of one other orphan named Jolene, Beth waits to take the inexperienced one at evening, which provides her hallucinations as she envisions herself enjoying chess on the ceiling. Though we by no means be taught what the crimson tablet is, the inexperienced tablet is later revealed to be a fictionalized sedative referred to as xanzolam in episode two when Beth refills her mom’s capsules.
Later within the collection, Beth begins taking Librium, a drug which launched in 1960. In episode 4, Beth asks a physician for a Librium prescription following her mom’s demise in Mexico and fills up on bottles earlier than heading again house. The guide the present relies on additionally makes a number of references to Librium, and the capsules are created in small inexperienced capsules like those proven on the present. The benzodiazepine drug is principally used to deal with anxiousness, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal, however may also be habit-forming as we see with Beth all through the collection.
Within the first season, we see Beth battle along with her dependancy to the inexperienced capsules from adolescence to maturity. At one level throughout her childhood, she truly swallows a complete bunch of capsules, inflicting her to break down within the orphanage. Later in life, she finally begins mixing the capsules with alcohol, as we see in episode six when she faces off Borgov in Paris. It is not till the final episode that Beth overcomes her dependancy and throws the capsules in the bathroom forward of her match with Borgov in Moscow.
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