Lt. George Hodgson

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Lt. George Hodgson

Background

George Hodgson is a second 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 Christos Lawton

At the officer's dinner, James Fitzjames tells the diners consisting of John Franklin, Francis Crozier, Lt. Edward Little, Dr. MacDonald, Lt. John Irving, and Lt. 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 2 Gore played by Christos Lawton

Spring, 1847, Hodgson leads a group to try and find the edge of the ice flows. He returns and tell Franklin that they saw no signs of the ice retreating and some of their supplies were spoiled. Franklin thanks him and then watches as some crew members are playing soccer.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Christos Lawton

June, 1847, Thomas Hartnell tells Hodgson that he has the Shaman's personal items and then gives them to Lady Silence. She notices the totems are missing and asks for them, but Hartnell tells her, there was nothing else and offers his condolences.

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

Little tells Hodgson that Hornby died on the ice and Cornelius Hickey and Thomas Darlington stare as Lady Silence is brought on board. The Tuunbaq goes on the deck and kills another man and then attacks Thomas Blanky. Blanky climbs up the mast and yells at the men to fire the cannon at it. Blanky throws a lit lantern on the Tuunbaq, setting it on fire and Sgt. Solomon Tozer has the skin on his hands ripped off as he aims the cannon upwards. Hodgson fires the cannon and the Tuubaq falls to the ground, but disappears.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Christos Lawton

January, 1848, Irving gives a briefing to Fitzjames, Hodgson, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Stanley, Blanky and Lt. H.T.D. 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. 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 Christos Lawton

In the past, Hodgson calls for the next in line and New Seaman walks up and asks for tips for a first timer at sea. Hodgson then tells the sailor, to report to duty in a month.

April 22, 1848, Irving gives the word, and the group starts their march through the Arctic. The crew meet up with Little's group, who have already set up camp. Hickey has a meeting with Hodgson where Tozer is present, and invites him to join the group of deserters and offers him meat from Neptune. Irving, Hodgson, Thomas Armitage, Hickey, Thomas Farr and Pocock are out scouting for animals to hunt when Irving suggests they split up.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Christos Lawton

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, Henry Goodsir, Blanky, and Hartnell prepare to leave to go where the Netsilik were killed. Hodgson tells Little about a cousin who was murdered by Comanches.

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 Christos Lawton

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Hodgson is sitting on the ground when he removes one of his boots, tears off a piece of leather, and eats it. As he does, one of his teeth falls out. He sees Hickey's group and walks up to them. Hickey tells him that they have food and invites Hodgson to join them. At Hickey's camp, Hodgson tells Hickey of the time he ate American ham at a wedding which was the best thing he ever ate. Hickey tells him that they really never knew what they could have been eating from the tins of food and that at this point, anything they eat only needs to serve their needs. Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of William Gibson, including Hodgson. Later, Hodgson tells Goodsir of the summer he spent with some Catholic relatives and how he once went to church with them, and how he only ate, because he wanted to live.

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

Crozier is brought to Hickey's camp by gunpoint by Armitage. 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. 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, Manson shoots him dead. The Tuunbaq kills Pilkington, Diggle, and then Hodgson.