Thomas Hartnell

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Thomas Hartnell


Thomas Hartnell is an able seaman 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 Jack Colgrave Hirst

William Strong tells Hartnell and Sgt. Solomon Tozer that Neptune has been barking all night and Hartnell thinks he hears something. Hartnell borrows a spyglass from Tozer and then tells him to wake up Thomas Blanky. John 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 Jack Colgrave Hirst

Spring, 1847, Lt. Graham Gore's group, consisting of Henry Goodsir, Hartnell, John Morfin, Charles Des Voeux, Henry Peglar, Charles Best and Sgt. Daniel Bryant, heads towards King William Island. Goodsir mentions that Dr. MacDonald lent him his journal about his experience meeting a group of Inuk. Gore's group makes it to the edge of the ice shelf. They leave their boat behind and climb over the ice shelf onto King William Island. They walk to the cairn of Sir James Ross and Gore leaves a message behind indicating they are doing well. Gore and Bryant go towards the second cairn while the rest of the group retrieve the boat. Goodsir and the others return to the boat and find it overturned and their supplies scattered. Des Voeux thinks a bear did it, and Goodsir worries there might be more than one. Gore's group is forced inside their tents when they are bombarded by large hail. While they are huddled in their tents, they hear a creature roar. Bryant tells the others, he and Gore were being tracked by a bear. He tells everyone to grab a rifle and when he sees a shadow, shoots at it, hitting a Shaman. Goodsir is called over and finds Lady Silence crying over the wounded Shaman. She starts to say something and worriedly looks around. The others run towards the wounded Shaman, leaving Gore behind. As Goodsir watches, the Tuunbaq charges at Gore and kills him.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Jack Colgrave Hirst

June, 1847, Hartnell gathers the Shaman's things to give to Lady Silence and then leaves. He tells Lt. George 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 4 Punishment, as a Boy played by Jack Colgrave Hirst

November, 1847, Cornelius Hickey returns with Lady Silence and a fight breaks out when Robert Golding wants to murder her, while Hartnell wants her to be questioned. Francis Crozier walks into the deck and fires his gun into the air and orders everyone on their knees. He demands to know who is responsible for bringing Lady Silence on board and Hickey takes the blame, as do Hartnell and Magnus Manson. Lady Silence is transferred to the Erebus while the three perpetrators are questioned by Crozier and James Fitzjames. Crozier orders that they each receive 12 lashes by Johnson. Hickey continues to argue that what he did saved the others and Crozier angrily has him punished as a boy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 5 First Shot a Winner, Lads played by Jack Colgrave Hirst

As Lt. John Irving is supervising Manson and Hartnell put Hornby's body into the hold, Manson tells Irving, he and others have heard the bodies of Strong and Thomas Evans making noise. Irving threatens Manson who initially refuses to go down and Hickey intervenes.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Jack Colgrave Hirst

January, 1848, Hickey says hello to Thomas Armitage and tells 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. Hartnell tells Hickey that he regrets joining him and Hickey walks away. 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 Jack Colgrave Hirst

In the past, David Young asks Hartnell a question about serving on a ship.

April 22, 1848, Irving gives the word, and the group starts their march through the Arctic. Hartnell tells Crozier that they are definitely following Lt. Edward Little's group's tracks. The crew meet up with Little's group, who have already set up camp. During the night, 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. Crozier questions Hartnell about the night Lady Silence was abducted and Hartnell tells him, Armitage was also involved.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Jack Colgrave Hirst

April, 1848, Jopson, Hickey, Crozier, Lady Silence, Goodsir, Blanky, and Hartnell prepare to leave to go where the Netsilik were killed. 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. Crozier's group returns and is initially shot at. 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 Jack Colgrave Hirst

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Golding and Hartnell are looking at a headless body and Golding tells Hartnell that he was trying to see if he could recognize who the body belonged to. Blanky walks up to them and tells them the body belongs to Mr. Honey, a carpenter. Later, 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.