A flashback sequence set in 1845 shows various men joining the Arctic expedition. One of them is a young man named Cornelius Hickey who has never been seen before in any of the previous episodes. On April 22, 1848, Captain Crozier gives the order to abandon both ships. While most are optimistic of the captain's plans, some are skeptical and express belief that abandoning the larger group to create a smaller and more mobile one would give them a better chance for survival. Crozier leaves a handful of men behind with enough supplies to last through winter and instructions on what to do if there is a thaw and the ships are able to break free from the ice. Crozier and Blanky bid farewell to their ship and the order is given to depart on foot.
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When the crew are in journey, it is clear that the environment temperature is well above the freezing point. No steam from breathing, no signs of snow or frost on the clothing. See more