The Terror on AMC: Northwest Passage Sailing Mystery’s Episodes 1-4 Cliff Notes

 - The Terror _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: AMC

Inspired by a true story, The Terror is a suspenseful mystery centering on a Royal Navy crew’s harrowing voyage into uncharted territory as they attempt to discover the Northwest Passage in 1845.

This AMC series comes out on Mondays at 9PM eastern and pacific time. The first three episodes of a ten episode season one have been aired. Will anyone survive to see season 2? We’ll dive into the AMC press kit so you’ll get up to speed on the story and be ready for episode 4 coming out on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Faced with treacherous conditions, disease, limited resources, impending starvation, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Cold, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, the seamen also face a mysterious threat by something out in the frigid darkness that is stalking their ship, snatching one man at a time and leaving bodies mangled or missing. The Terror is an extreme tale of human survival and a “what if?” of epic proportions, revealing what hubris against nature can cost you.

The real expedition, which led to more than 120 crew members inexplicably disappearing, has warranted a great deal of speculation ever since. Their fate is one of the enduring mysteries of the age of exploration. After almost 175 years of searching, the ships were discovered coincidentally by Arctic research groups in 2014 and 2016.

EPISODE 101: “GO FOR BROKE” Sir John Franklin’s Arctic expedition finds itself within two hundred miles of finally discovering the Northwest Passage when an accident at sea cripples one of its two ships. Sir John must make a difficult choice that could either seal their bid for glory or doom them.

EPISODE 102: “GORE” Having spent a long winter trapped in the ice, spring arrives and an optimistic Sir John sends scouting parties out to search for open water. But one of the parties makes an unsettling discovery and finds itself the target of a vicious predator.

EPISODE 103: “THE LADDER” With the “thing on the ice” now stalking the ships, Captain Francis Crozier tries to convince Sir John to send out a rescue party to attempt to alert the world of their situation, pitting Crozier’s loyalty to his commander against his duty to his crew.

EPISODE 104: “PUNISHED, AS A BOY” With the arrival of another winter, a frightening attack on the ships proves to the men they are not battling an ordinary bear. Whatever is hunting them is cunning, and driving the men to panic. The expedition’s officers are forced to consider that the region’s Inuit culture may hold the key to their survival or demise.

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