The Terror (2018): S01E06 – A Mercy


Introduction

The Terror is an American horror drama anthology television series.

Outline

January 1848 finds the ships still trapped in the ice. Now in charge of both Terror and Erebus, Fitzjames plans to abandon the ships and lead the men back to civilisation on foot. Blanky advises him to soften the blow of this news, so he organises a carnival on the ice, reasoning that it will deplete the food and drink they will need to carry. Goodsir discerns that the poorly-soldered tins of food on the ships are giving the men lead poisoning and attempts to warn the Erebus’ surgeon, Dr. Stanley, who replies he has a “plan”. After weeks of withdrawal, Crozier recovers in time to visit Fitzjames’ carnival, and is disturbed by the breakdown in naval discipline. Crozier announces the plan to travel south overland to Fort Resolution, but is interrupted by a mentally unhinged Dr. Stanley, who traps the men in the carnival before setting fire to himself and the tents, killing himself and many other men. The others manage to escape, but Drs. MacDonald and Peddie are killed in the blaze, leaving Goodsir as the last surviving surgeon left in the expedition.

The Terror Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Terror here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 April 2018.
  • Running Time: 40-56 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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