Lt. Edward Little

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Lt. Edward Little


Edward Little is a first lieutenant on the HMS Terror in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 1 Go for Broke played by Matthew McNulty

At the officer's dinner, James Fitzjames tells the diners consisting of John Franklin, Francis Crozier, Lt. Little, Dr. MacDonald, Lt. John Irving, and Lt. George Hodgson about the time he was shot in China. Crozier sarcastically asks Fitzjames to recount the time he was assigned to guard bird guano. Franklin mentions that Reid noticed a patch of ice that doesn't appear to be summer break-up ice, but isn't concerned. Crozier has a meeting with Franklin and Fitzjames about David Young and Dr. MacDonald tells them Young has dark blood in his stool and he may have tuberculosis. Franklin suggests Dr. Stanley have a look at young and decides to have Young brought to his ship. Franklin gives a speech to the crew about how they will soon accomplish their journey. Six days later, both ships are stuck in the ice and the next morning they wake up to be surrounded by continuous ice.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Matthew McNulty

June, 1847, Little asks Crozier if he has any experience with Eskimo holding grudges when their loved ones are wronged. Crozier tells him, he wouldn't know as he has never wronged an Eskimo and Thomas Blanky tells Little that the Eskimo are too concerned with surviving to start a war.

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

November, 1847, after William Strong is attacked, Crozier tells Little the Tuunbaq has made it onto the ship and Robert Golding reports that the Tuunbaq has dragged Strong away. After Strong's body is found on the ship, Dr. MacDonald tells Crozier that the body Cornelius Hickey found actually consisted of the top half of Strong and the lower half of Thomas Evans. Fitzjames thinks a man did it, but Dr. MacDonald tells him it was an animal claw. Little tells them the only tracks they found belonged to the Tuunbaq. Later, Irving tells Little that Hickey along with other crew members are missing.

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

Edmund Hoar tells Fitzjames that Little is there to see him. Fitzjames notices Crozier has again not showed up for the commander's meeting. Fitzjames then tells Little that Lady Silence will be returning to the Terror and she is Crozier's problem now. Little walks to where Lady Silence is being kept and finds trinkets sitting outside her room and John Gregory tells him, the trinkets are removed every morning, but more show up. Henry Goodsir, who was sitting next to lady Silence, hears Little tell Gregory that Lady Silence is being moved to the Terror. He asks if he can come as he is working on a Inuktitut dictionary with Lady Silence.

Thomas Darlington tells Hickey to clean up the leaking tar. Little tells Hodgson that Hornby died on the ice and Hickey and Darlington stare as Lady Silence is brought on board. Blanky is telling Crozier about the shifting pressure of the ice on the ship when Little walks in and tells him Hornby died. He tells him Lady Silence has also come aboard along with Goodsir. When Crozier finds out the Erebus didn't have any whiskey, only rum and gin, he tells Little to go back and get whiskey from Fitzhames' own supply. Crozier tells Thomas Jopson to collect Hornby's things and when he finds out he only has two bottles of whiskey, tells Little to have whiskey by the time the two bottles run out.

Lady Silence is brought into the cabin by Little and is questioned about the Tuunbaq by Crozier. Blanky recognizes the word Tuunbaq to mean a spirit that dresses like an animal. Crozier tells Goodsir to ask Lady Silence how to kill it, but Goodsir refuses to ask her. When she refuses to speak with Crozier anymore, he orders her off the ship. She asks Crozier why he wants to die and Fitzjames walks in and tells Crozier he needs to step up to his responsibility and Crozier punches at Fitzjames, who pushes him away. Crozier orders everyone out but Fitzjames. After Blanky is injured by the Tuunbaq, Crozier has Fitzjames, Little, Dr. MacDonald and Jopson come into his cabin and asks them for help getting him sober and puts Fitzjames in charge for the time being.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Matthew McNulty

January, 1848, Little orders all the men to attention and Lt. H.T.D. Le Vesconte tells the crew that Fitzjames has proposed holding a carnival. The men build the carnival structure and Fitzjames tells Little that his plan is to hike to find help. Carnival starts and 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. 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 7 Horrible from Supper played by Matthew McNulty

April 22, 1848, The main crew meet up with Little's group, who have already set up camp. Sgt. Solomon Tozer walks up to Crozier and Little and suggests arming additional personnel including Thomas Armitage, Samuel Crispe, Magnus Manson, Teeley, Coombs and Hickey. Crozier rejects the idea and when Tozer leaves, Crozier tells Little he rejected Tozer's request based on some of the names he listed. During the night, John Morfin collapses and asks Goodsir to kill him. The rest of the camp wakes up and Morfin takes the rifle from Pvt. William Pilkington and points it at Crozier. Fitzjames orders Morfin to lower his weapon and Morfin shoots towards him before being shot dead by Tozer.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Matthew McNulty

April, 1848, Crozier and Fitzjames arrive back at camp and see a mass of activity in camp. Little tells Crozier that a group of Netsilik murdered Irving and Thomas Farr as witnessed by Hickey and a group was sent out with Hodgson which then murdered the Netsilik. Hodgson tells Fitzjames that he shot two and Armitage killed another two, another one was killed by Pocock, while one escaped. Blanky tells Crozier that the reason the marines are running about camp is in preparation for a counterattack. Crozier asks Hodgson what evidence he saw backing up Hickey's claim, but he offers no evidence. Jopson, Hickey, Crozier, Lady Silence, Goodsir, Blanky, and Thomas Hartnell prepare to leave to go where the Netsilik were killed. Crozier tells Little not to arm any more sailors, only marines. Hodgson tells Little about a cousin who was murdered by Comanches. Little finds Tozer handing out weapons and relents when Tozer says there is an imminent attack.

Crozier's group returns and is initially shot at. Crozier questions Little on why he ignored his orders and Crozier has Goodsir do an autopsy on Irving's stomach. Goodsir finds meat in Irving's stomach, explaining why the Netsilik would have Irving's looking glass and proving that he was fed by them. Hodgson admits that Hickey must have lied and Crozier orders Hickey arrested. Little argues against using marines as Tozer is on Hickey's side. Hickey and 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 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 Matthew McNulty

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Crozier gives a speech to the men telling them they must continue and Little orders the march to continue. Later, Little tells Crozier that the Tuunbaq has been sighted and is searching for them, but seems wounded. They make camp and Jopson tells Crozier that they are out of salted meat. Little offers the suggestion to leave the sick behind, which Le Vesconte agrees with, but Crozier refuses to leave the sick behind and tells Little that he would do the same for him. After he dies, Fitzjames is sealed in a burlap sack and Crozier tells Little to hide the body so it isn't found by predators. Robert Golding tells Crozier, Little and Blanky that he saw the Tuunbaq and it is tracking them. Golding tells Crozier and Little that he saw open water nearby. Crozier goes with a group consisting of Little, Hartnell, and Golding to scout the supposed open water and are ambushed by Tozer, Manson and Des Voeux. Des Vouex shoots Hartnell and Crozier tells a dying Hartnell he did a good job. Before leaving with Tozer and the others, Crozier tells Little to lead the men south.

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

George Chambers tells Little, the men he asked to be assembled are ready. Little tells a group of assembled men which includes, Charles Best, Le Vesconte, Samuel Crispe, and others that they must attack Hickey's camp and recover 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. Months later, Crozier and Lady Silence find Little still alive, but dying with gold chains embedded in his cheeks and nose. Crozier stays with Little until he dies and then continues on with Lady Silence.