Henry Peglar

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Henry Peglar


Henry Peglar is the captain of the foretop on the HMS Terror in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 2 Gore played by Kevin Guthrie

Spring, 1847, John Bridgens speaks to Henry Peglar before he leaves on the survey and gives him a book to read. Lt. Graham Gore's group, consisting of Henry Goodsir, Thomas Hartnell, John Morfin, Charles Des Voeux, Peglar, Charles 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 6 A Mercy played by Kevin Guthrie

January, 1848, Peglar knocks on Bridgens' door and Bridgens gives him Xenophon to read and to think how he would prepare for such a journey as the mercenaries undertook in the book. 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. Crozier tells them that they will be walking to safety. He 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 fire spreads through carnival and some of the crew are burned to death. Cornelius Hickey uses a knife to cut open the canvas and kills Dr. MacDonald in the process. The remaining crew stumble out of the area and and Bridgens and Peglar hug each other when they find one another in the crowd.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Kevin Guthrie

April, 1848, Bridgens is taking care of Henry Collins when Peglar walks into the medic tent. As Peglar shows Bridgens his bruises and sores, Bridgens reassures Peglar that his condition can be reversed and then finds Collins gone, along with the bottle of cocaine. Hickey and Sgt. Solomon Tozer are arrested and are brought to a makeshift gallows. The trial is given before the surviving sailors. Crozier admits there is no help coming, but tells them that Hickey is a user and has John Diggle open the bag the Netsilik had. Diggle tells the others that the bag has fresh meat and Goodsir reveals that Lt. John Irving had recently eaten fresh meat. Hickey is given a chance to speak and he tells the others that Crozier had planned to abandon the crew. A laugh rings out in the fog and Collins walks into camp, followed by the Tuunbaq. The Tuunbaq then slaughters many members of the camp.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 9 The C, the C, the Open C played by Kevin Guthrie

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, as the group leaves, Peglar collapses and Bridgens carries him to one of the supply boats. Sometime later, Peglar dies.