Smithson was a Professor of Classics at Oxford before the virus hit. Now he runs a coal mining operation with a workforce of slaves. He and his overseers are stakeholders in the mine, and when winter comes his profits will surely begin rolling in. When Greg and Tom are taken prisoner, Greg has a plan to get out. He pretends to know a lot about coal mines, but Greg is caught along with the rest of the Family. When Tom comes and rescues them, the Coal Miners go wild on the staff. A slave is kicking and punching Henry Smithson. Henry is shouting "WE NEED CONTROL! YOU'LL STARVE NOW!"
It is unknown what happens to Mr Smithson after the 3rd episode. He was probably killed by the Coal Miners.
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