The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear

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After Hickey's lies lead to the massacre of a Netsilik family, the camp is faced with the consequences of its actions.

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The Terror (2018-2019)


Francis Crozier - Jared Harris

James Fitzjames - Tobias Menzies

Henry Goodsir - Paul Ready

Cornelius Hickey - Adam Nagaitis

Thomas Blanky - Ian Hart

Lady Silence - Nive Nielsen

John Franklin - Ciaran Hinds

Lt. Edward Little - Matthew McNulty

Lt. George Hodgson - Christos Lawton

Sgt. Solomon Tozer - David Walmsley

John Bridgens - John Lynch

Thomas Jopson - Liam Garrigan

William Gibson - Edward Ashley

Henry Peglar - Kevin Guthrie

Charles Des Voeux - Sebastian Armesto

Samuel Crispe - Guy Faulkner

Thomas Hartnell - Jack Colgrave Hirst

John Diggle - Chris Corrigan

Henry Collins - Trystan Gravelle

Thomas Armitage - Charlie Kelly

Magnus Manson - Stephen Thompson


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Detailed Synopsis

April, 1848, Francis Crozier and James Fitzjames are walking back to the cairn of Sir James Ross with a new message. Fitzjames asks Crozier why he didn't mention the Tuunbaq in the message and Crozier tells him, he didn't want to start a mass of foolish captains coming to the Arctic to try and hunt it, which would lead to brave crews dying. Fitzjames reads Lt. Graham Gore's message and adds an addendum to it. Fitzjames tells Crozier about how the lead poisoning is affecting his body and breaking it down. He continues that he sees himself as a fool and he was given the mission, because he saved Sir John Barrow's son from scandal. He goes on that he was a bastard at birth and Crozier reassures him that he isn't a fake and deserves all his records of valor and calls him a brother in arms. They arrive back at camp and see a mass of activity in camp.

Lt. Edward Little tells Crozier that a group of Netsilik murdered Lt. John Irving and Thomas Farr as witnessed by Cornelius Hickey and a group was sent out with Lt. George Hodgson which then murdered the Netsilik. Hodgson tells Fitzjames that he shot two and Thomas Armitage killed another two, another one was killed by Pocock, while one escaped. Thomas 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. Lady Silence is brought to examine the bodies of Irving and Farr, which are mutilated with their genitals removed, and she tells Crozier, her people don't do that sort of thing. Hickey is telling a group of men about what he witnessed and tells them the Netsilik will kill them all. Thomas Jopson tells Hickey, Crozier wants to see him and he, Crozier, Lady Silence, Henry 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. As Hickey is leaving camp, he tells Sgt. Solomon Tozer that they need weapons from the armory.

John Bridgens is taking care of Henry Collins when Henry Peglar walks into the medic tent. As Peglar shows Bridgens his bruises and sores, Collins stares at a bottle of medical cocaine. Bridgens reassures Peglar that his condition can be reversed and then finds Collins gone, along with the bottle of cocaine. Crozier's party arrives at the scene of the murder of the Netsilik and finds it contained a mother and daughter. Hartnell grabs a sack of food on the Netsilik sled and Lady Silence tells Goodsir that the family were friends of hers. Charles Des Voeux tells Tozer that he wants a weapon to protect himself. Tozer asks him if he has heard anything and Samuel Crispe, who is nearby says no, but Des Vouex insists he has. Crispe starts to agree with Des Vouex and Tozer gives Des Vouex his rifle. Fitzjames takes off his shirt and he is covered in sores, like Peglar. 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.

Collins, who is high on cocaine, walks through camp. Crozier's group returns and is initially shot at. Fitzjames tells Crozier that Little gave the order to release weapons and Lady Silence is in danger. Crozier tells Lady Silence to leave and Goodsir apologizes to Lady Silence. Hickey tells William Gibson and Magnus Manson to make sure Robert Golding, Edmund Hoar, Thompson, Crispe, Kenley, and Coombs are armed. 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 Collins walks into camp, followed by the Tuunbaq. The Tuunbaq slaughters many members of the camp while Hickey and the deserters steal supplies and leave camp. As the traitors leave, Tozer sees Collins' soul being devoured by the Tuunbaq.