The Terror (2018– )
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A Mercy 

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With the end of their provisions in sight, officers contemplate a tough, risky strategy while struggling to raise the men's worsening spirits.


Dan Simmons (based on the book "The Terror" by), David Kajganich (developed by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Harris ... Francis Crozier
Tobias Menzies ... James Fitzjames
Paul Ready ... Henry Goodsir
Adam Nagaitis ... Cornelius Hickey
Ian Hart ... Thomas Blanky
Nive Nielsen ... Lady Silence
Ciarán Hinds ... John Franklin (credit only)
Alistair Petrie ... Dr. Stanley
Liam Garrigan ... Thomas Jopson
Trystan Gravelle ... Henry Collins
Jack Colgrave Hirst ... Thomas Hartnell
Matthew McNulty ... Lt. Edward Little
Ronan Raftery ... Lt. John Irving
Kevin Guthrie ... Henry Peglar
John Lynch ... John Bridgens


In January 1848, the expedition's supplies are starting to run out. Now in charge of both Terror and Erebus, Fitzjames plans to abandon the ships and lead the men back to civilization on foot come spring. Blanky advises him to soften the blow of this news so Fitzjames organizes a carnival on the ice in order to boost their morale and reasoning that they have more food and drink than they will be able to carry. Goodsir begins feeding Sir John's pet Capuchin monkey in order to test a theory he has about the canned food and discerns that the poorly soldered cans are giving the men lead poisoning. He attempts to warn his superior Dr. Stephen Stanley who appears to brush the news off at first but reassures Goodsir that he will inform command and take care of it. Written by Aaron Kyle

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23 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Blanky (Ian Hart) mentions his previous four year ordeal on the Ross expedition, after Sir James Clark Ross (Richard Sutton) who appears at the very beginning of the series and during the Admiralty scenes. See more »


Thomas Jopson: How do you feel?
Francis Crozier: Like Christ... with more nails.
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