Charles Best

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Charles Best

Background

Charles Best is an able seaman on the HMS Erebus in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 2 Gore played by Owen Good

Spring, 1847, Lt. Graham Gore's group, consisting of Henry Goodsir, Thomas Hartnell, John Morfin, Charles Des Voeux, Henry Peglar, Best and Sgt. Daniel Bryant, heads towards King William Island. Goodsir mentions that Dr. MacDonald lent him his journal about his experience meeting a group of Inuk. Gore's group makes it to the edge of the ice shelf. They leave their boat behind and climb over the ice shelf onto King William Island. They walk to the cairn of Sir James Ross and Gore leaves a message behind indicating they are doing well. Gore and Bryant go towards the second cairn while the rest of the group retrieve the boat. Goodsir and the others return to the boat and find it overturned and their supplies scattered. Des Voeux thinks a bear did it, and Goodsir worries there might be more than one. Gore's group is forced inside their tents when they are bombarded by large hail. While they are huddled in their tents, they hear a creature roar. Bryant tells the others, he and Gore were being tracked by a bear. He tells everyone to grab a rifle and when he sees a shadow, shoots at it, hitting a Shaman. Goodsir is called over and finds Lady Silence crying over the wounded Shaman. She starts to say something and worriedly looks around. The others run towards the wounded Shaman, leaving Gore behind. As Goodsir watches, the Tuunbaq charges at Gore and kills him.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Owen Good

June, 1847, after John Franklin is killed by the Tuunbaq, George Chambers tells Best and John Weekes, Franklin was supposed to be the discoverer of the path and Best laments the Tuunbaq takes their best men and Best stares at Pvt. William Pilkington. Weekes tells them the Shaman had a bear totem, but it is buried with the Shaman. Morfin starts to sing and Best sings along with him as do the rest of the crew.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 10 We Are Gone played by Owen Good

Lt. Edward Little tells a group of assembled men which includes, Best, Lt. H.T.D. Le Vesconte, Samuel Crispe, and others that they must attack Cornelius Hickey's camp and recover Francis Crozier. Crispe reminds Little that Crozier ordered him and the others to continue on. Little says Private Hammond thinks finding the other camp will be easy, but Best thinks they should follow Crozier's order. Little points out that they have no surgeons and no one that speaks Netsilik and their best chance is to recover Crozier and Goodsir from Hickey's camp. Le Vesconte tells Little there has already been a vote and the others are leaving.