Guilt and ego require sacrifices from the surviving stragglers as a final reckoning looms in the wilderness.
In the wake of a massacre, two groups resume the trudge south, but one takes a troubling step to satisfy its starving men.
Suspicion and panic sweep through the crew after an apparent savage attack, but there is method in the madness for some.
The spring sun signals the beginning of the crew’s long trek towards potential rescue, but they are kept in the dark about what their contaminated food is doing to them.
Sorry stories are shared with Fitzjames and Crozier before the former orders a last hurrah for the stranded crewmen - with tragic consequences.
Denied the one supply he relies on, Crozier’s command of his near-deserted ship is further tested when the beast gets aboard.
November 1847. With more men picked off, crewman Hickey figures he knows who to blame, while Lady Franklin in London despairs at Admiralty inaction.
June 1847. Mourning another man, Franklin refuses Crozier’s request to seek rescue, while a trap laid for the beast on the ice results in carnage.
Spring 1847. Having weathered the winter, the crews search for signs of the ice relenting. Lt Gore’s group, leaving messages on a barren but known landmass, have a violent ...
Autumn, 1846. Over a year into seeking a passage around the north of Canada through icy Arctic seas, Sir John Franklin reckons his two ships are just weeks from success. But his ...