Dr. Stanley

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Dr. Stanley


Dr. Stanley is the chief surgeon on the HMS Erebus in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy. He has a daughter.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 1 Go for Broke played by Alistair Petrie

Dr. Stanley examines David Young and criticizes Young for not coming forward with his sickness earlier. Later, Henry Goodsir tells Dr. Stanley about Young passing away and what he was screaming about and Dr. Stanley tells him to do an autopsy in the morning.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 2 Gore played by Alistair Petrie

Spring, 1847, after Lt. Graham Gore's group returns, the Shaman is brought onto the Erebus where Dr. Stanley refuses to operate on him. Goodsir offers to continue working on the Shaman and John Franklin agrees to it.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 4 Punishment, as a Boy played by Alistair Petrie

November, 1847, Dr. Stanley examines the body of Pvt. William Heather and tells Dr. MacDonald, Heather's health is not failing. Goodsir stays to watch and learn as MacDonald works on Heather. John Morfin tells Dr. Stanley that he is suffering from headaches. James Fitzjames tells Dr. Stanley that Lady Silence will be staying on the Erebus and Dr. Stanley has Goodsir take over care of Lady Silence.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 5 First Shot a Winner, Lads played by Alistair Petrie

Dr. Stanley is removing the frost bit toe of Lt. H.T.D. Le Vesconte when Goodsir tells him, Lady Silence is leaving and asks if he can go with her. Charles Des Voeux makes fun of Goodsir writing a dictionary. Samuel Crispe tells Goodsir they are ready to leave.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Alistair Petrie

January, 1848, Lt. John Irving gives a briefing to Fitzjames, Lt. George Hodgson, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Stanley, Thomas Blanky and Le Vesconte on the status of the ships' supplies. He then mentions that Dr. MacDonald thinks any of the anti-scurvy properties the lemons may have had have worn out due to age. He ends by telling Fitzjames if they reduce their rations by 3/4 then they will run out by midwinter next year. Fitzjames tells Irving to have John Diggle and Richard Wall focus on serving salted meats to save the portable food stuffs. Fitzjames releases everyone else, except for Blanky. Henry Collins goes to look for Goodsir, who isn't present, and tells Dr. Stanley that he is having bad thoughts. He tells him that he is constantly doing tasks, but that he can't stop thinking about the dark thoughts he is having. Dr. Stanley tells him to keep busy and to enjoy carnival and that the carnival will sort them all out.

Goodsir tells Dr. Stanley about the lead poisoning in the food and Dr. Stanley tells him not to tell anyone and he will decide what to do. Carnival starts and Francis Crozier and Thomas Jopson arrive later and find the crew drunk. Crozier holds a speech and tells the crew that they need to return to their homes. As Crozier is giving his speech, Dr. Stanley opens the taps on the casks of alcohol and begins pouring fuel everywhere. Dr. Stanley ties the entrance to the carnival tent shut as Crozier continues that they should find help from the Netsilik people on their way and should eventually meet up with Lt. Fairholme and his group. Lady Silence stumbles into the crowd and shortly after, Dr. Stanley starts himself and the carnival camp on fire. The crew put out Dr. Stanley, but he is dead.