John Diggle

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John Diggle

Background

John Diggle is the cook on the HMS Terror in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Chris Corrigan

June, 1847, Diggle asks Richard Wall if he has noticed a large amount of their provisions are spoiled. Wall taste tests a can of food and jokingly tells Diggle to add salt.

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

After he is attacked by the Tuunbaq, Thomas Blanky is brought to Dr. MacDonald and Diggle helps as Dr. MacDonald cuts off Blanky's lower leg after everyone in the room takes a shot.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Chris Corrigan

January, 1848, 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 the dead are lined up.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Chris Corrigan

April, 1848, 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 Diggle open a bag the Netsilik had. Diggle tells the others that the bag has fresh meat and Henry 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 Henry 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 Chris Corrigan

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of William Gibson, including Lt. George Hodgson.

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

Crozier is brought to Hickey's camp by gunpoint by Armitage. He is placed in a tent with Diggle who offers to release him from his handcuffs so Crozier might try and escape. In the evening, the camp is woken up by Hickey and Crozier is brought outside where he sees the butchered body of Goodsir. Crozier is forced to eat a piece of Goodsir and cuts a piece off of Goodsir's foot and the rest of the camp eat, except for Diggle who understands a nod from Crozier. Hickey gets up and hits Tozer in the head with the buttstock of a rifle, knocking him unconscious. Hickey's camp pull a boat across the land until Hickey orders them to stop and has Pvt. William Pilkington fire his rifle into the air to attract the Tuunbaq. As Hickey tells his group his plan, some members start to get sick and vomit. He tells them that he can't go back and killed the original Hickey. Pilkington yells out that the Tuunbaq is coming and Crozier tells the group that it will go after those that are running first. Tozer starts to make a battle plan as Hickey rambles about gods and empires. Edmund Hoar runs away and as Armitage is about to shoot Hickey, Magnus Manson shoots him dead. The Tuunbaq kills Pilkington then Diggle.