Thomas Jopson

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Thomas Jopson

Background

Thomas Jopson is the captain's steward 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 Liam Garrigan

Francis Crozier complains to Jopson about having to have dinner with John Franklin and Crozier and predicts James Fitzjames will once again talk about his time in Namibia or the time he was shot while in China. Later, 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 4 Punishment, as a Boy played by Liam Garrigan

November, 1847, Crozier is sitting in his cabin when Jopson tells him Lt. Edward Little asked if he wants to postpone the officer's meeting. Jopson tells him, Little is worried about the state of the effects of the ice on the ships and Lt. John Irving will report about finding out some of the canned food has spoiled. They hear gunshots and Crozier runs to the deck of the Terror. He asks Thomas 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. Crozier tells Little the Tuunbaq has made it onto the ship and Robert Golding reports that the Tuunbaq has dragged Strong away. Jopson wonders if the Tuunbaq wants them to follow it and Thomas Evans offers to help search for Strong with Crozier.

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

Crozier tells 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. After Thomas Blanky is attacked 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 Liam Garrigan

January, 1848, Jopson combs Crozier's hair as Crozier lays in bed. Jopson tells Crozier of the time he helped his mother through her addiction after she became an addict when her hand was crushed by bleachers during a circus performance in Marylebone. Jopson finds Crozier sitting next to Neptune and Crozier notices the ship seems quiet. Jopson tells him about carnival and Crozier says he wants to see it. Carnival starts and Crozier and 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. Cornelius 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 Liam Garrigan

April 22, 1848, Crozier tells a group that is staying behind that they are leaving supplies that should last them through the winter. He tells the group, that if the ice thaws, to head towards King William island and hug the shore. He tells them to sail on if they don't see any sign of the land expedition by September 1st. John Lane tells Crozier that he and the others would rather die under English blankets than in the foreign void. Crozier dismisses them and tells Jopson to find his assigned sledge.

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. 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. Fitzjames orders Morfin to lower his weapon and Morfin shoots towards him before being shot dead by Sgt. Solomon Tozer. Jopson tells Crozier that Neptune is missing. Crozier tells the other officers that the cans are tainted with lead and Morfin is buried. Crozier promotes Jopson to a lieutenant and he is congratulated by the others.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Liam Garrigan

April, 1848, Jopson tells Hickey, Crozier wants to see him and he, Crozier, Lady Silence, Goodsir, Blanky, and Thomas 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. 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 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 Liam Garrigan

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Crozier tells Jopson to burn the dead. They travel and make camp and Jopson tells Crozier that they are out of salted meat. Little offers the suggestion to leave the sick behind, which Lt. H.T.D. Le Vesconte agrees with, but Crozier refuses to leave the sick behind and tells Little that he would do the same for him. They continue and Jopson sees a seagull in the sky and the group makes camp. Crozier visits Jopson, whose physical condition is deteriorating.

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

Jopson hears members of the camp leaving and crawls his way out of bed and onto the ground as he sees a mirage of Crozier, then dies.