Shed Garvey the med-tech aboard the Pur'N'Kleen ice hauler, the Canterbury (which supplies water for the Asteroid Belt's residents). Even though he's closer to an EMT than a doctor, Shed is all the crew has got as he's called upon for everything from social diseases to life-or-death surgeries. When the Canterbury was gutted to clear the way for cargo, the medical bay was removed, so Shed now had to operate at a dining table in the galley. In addition to his official medical duties aboard the ship, Shed also provides more 'recreational' supplies to the crew, like he does aboard the Donnager.
Shed seems to be a calm, easy going man with a hopeful personality with few exceptional circumstances. He cares about his fellow crew members and will lend any aid he can to help them or calm them down in a crisis. Even in the middle of an intense CQB scenario, he displays these qualities. Notable exceptions include when Holden had to calm him down before attempting to fix the Knight's transceiver array, when Naomi had to remind him to act promptly with the hypoxia threat on Alex, and when he made a gloomy remark after the Martian Marines left all but one of the surviving Canterbury crewmembers in the Donnager's brig.
Throughout the seriesEdit
Getting to know the crew Edit
- "Dulcinea" ⸻ Shed Garvey treats Cameron Paj's severed arm in the Canterbury's dining area. He warns Paj to beware that the company will try to shortchange him on the prosthetic he's entitled to. Later, he is called to bring the Canterbury's XO into mental health treatment. When the Canterbury dispatches the Knight shuttle to investigate the Scopuli, Shed was chosen by Holden to come along, as well as Naomi, Amos, and Alex. He expresses disinterest in particpation on the objective as well as a will to be derelict in performance of obligations. When the shuttle arrives at the site of the Scopuli, Shed suggests a bit of dishonesty about actually going aboard to investigate. Just before they conclude their excursion, they are called back by Canterbury upon the unexpected emergence of the Stealth Ship Anubis which Shed and the others watched in slack-jawed horror as it destroys the enormous ice hauler utilizing nuclear missiles.
Surviving Canterbury's devastation Edit
- "The Big Empty" ⸻ At risk of losing their limited remaining air supply, Shed protests the efforts to leave the shuttle in order to repair the Knight's radio antenna. He shows signs of a panic attack so, through Holden's coaxing, Shed receives a dose of downer relaxant from his own illicit baggy stash . In turn, Shed manages to valiantly save Alex from hypoxia by improvising a conjoined breathing apparatus. Once his combined oxygen supply is depleted, Shed falls into unconsciousness and required resuscitation by Holden.
Aboard the MCRN Donnager Edit
- "Remember the Cant" ⸻ When the crew of the Knight shuttle was rescued, Shed and the others were locked in the Donnager's brig while Holden was taken to the CIC (bridge). He remains calm and level-headed compared to Amos. Voluntarily proceeding into a holding cell without resistance. Once the Marines depart with only one of their number remaining guard, Shed's thoughts are revealed as he expresses an expectation of their demise. Later, he attempts to warm up to Cpl Dookie to offset tensions while his crewmember is trying to instigate physical confrontation.
- "CQB" ⸻ When Donnager entered combat with six Stealth Ships, he suggests they take a seat and buckle up. The intensity of the battle causes Alex Kamal to suffer a panic attack, at which Shed takes out a plastic baggy with something resembling a cigarette in it (possibly something like a recreational "joint"), tossing it to Alex while talking to him to calm the pilot down.
|“||"Trust me, we're all going to be just fi-"||„|
|— -Shed's last words-|
While in mid-sentence, there was a loud clank and Shed fell silent. Alex, Naomi, and even Amos looked on in horror to see Shed had been cleanly decapitated by a projectile penetrating through the room, his blood being sucked out the hole into the depressurizing corridor outside.
His body was left aboard the Donnager.