Thomas Armitage

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Thomas Armitage

Background

Thomas Armitage is a gun-room steward on the HMS Terror in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

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

November, 1847, Francis Crozier hears gunshots and he asks Armitage what is going on and Armitage tells him about the Tuunbaq attack on Pvt. William Heather. Crozier looks down and sees Heather missing the top of his skull, but still alive. Crozier orders Heather be brought below decks and Armitage orders Private Hammond to take watch.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Charlie Kelly

January, 1848, Cornelius Hickey says hello to Armitag] and tells Thomas Hartnell that Armitage always wanted to be a Royal Marine, but his deafness in an ear prevented it. Hickey tells him that Armitage owes them for not exposing him as part of the group that kidnapped Lady Silence. Later, 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 Charlie Kelly

April 22, 1848, Magnus Manson asks Gibson if he thinks the first land camp is up. Armitage tells Robert Golding they would know by now if there had been a Tuunbaq attack on the first group. Hickey seems unconcerned about the Tuunbaq, which elicits a comment out of Sgt. Solomon Tozer. William Gibson has the idea to abandon the others and to leave on their own, which he tells to Hickey, Golding, Tozer and Armitage. He also thinks they should see if others would like to join them in their desertion.

Lt. John Irving gives the word, and the group starts their march through the Arctic. The crew meet up with Lt. Edward Little's group, who have already set up camp. During the night, John Morfin collapses and asks Henry 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. James 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 Charlie Kelly

April, 1848, 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 slaughters many members of the camp while Hickey and the deserters steal supplies and leave camp.

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

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Tozer tells Hickey about Crozier's camp whereabouts and how they have one of their own in Crozier's group. Armitage thinks they must be making camp for awhile and Hickey decides to make camp close by. Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of Gibson, including Lt. George Hodgson. Tozer forms a plan with Armitage and Pilkington to head back to the ships.

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

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 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.