THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THE SAD STORY OF HENRY
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Originally Written by
Henry refused to go out the tunnel as he's worried that his green paint and red stripes would get wet.
- We meet Henry for the first time in his old shape.
- Another episode that shows Awdry's characters that they are like children.
Why did Henry's tunnel have two berth's instead of one as mentioned in the books?
But it also happens in the book's picture as well.
The episode is sad and it makes you feel very sorry for Henry. But this episode, like 'Thomas and Gordon' shows how Awdry's characters act like children and later on in life, they learn there lesson. This episode's story was attacked by a journalist from 'The Guardian' last month saying that it shows no moral lesson when really we know what happens at the end which is in the next episode.
Take for example, Henry's attitude towards this episode. You have Henry acting like a spoil brat caring about nothing then his green paint and red stripes from getting wet and not caring about his passengers or the Fat Controller and as punishment, he was left in the tunnel. Like tell a child to go to there room for misbehaving and as I said earlier, we know what happens at the end of the story, which is the next episode.
The episode is emotional, but it shows Henry needs to be punished by being bricked up and by the sad expression, I believe he is feeling bad about the punishment.