Crozier orders the ships abandoned, then the crews travel to setup at Terror Camp on King William Island.
Cmdr. Fitzjames – in the absence of Crozier, drying out his alcoholism – must manage decaying rations and an antsy crew.
Another attack of the beast occurs. Goodsir learns more Inuktitut, and also finds more problems with the canned provisions.
Francis Crozier must now lead the ill-fated Arctic expedition, as more corpses turn up, and some of the men blame Lady Silence.
Crozier and Sir John butt heads worse than ever. Gibson has further troubles with Hickey.
Something appears on the ice when a crew scouts out leads. Hickey and Gibson are caught breaking rules. Crozier and Franklin butt heads.
The HMS Erebus and HSM Terror move slowly through the Arctic in 1846, as things get complicated when they’re stuck in the ice.