THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINION AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
James was annoyed by Edward being late, but Edward didn't care. Thomas and Percy were annoyed by James' remark about Edward as he called him 'Slow' and 'Old Iron'. One day, James' driver was ill and as he did so, the signalman saw James trundling away all on his own. James was a runaway. Edward then came with an inspector with a noose of rope and a shunter's pole and they chased after James. As he saved him, James felt bad for what he called Edward and thanked him for saving him. And as a reward, Edward was sent to the works to have his worn parts mended.
- One example of Edward's true heroic personality
- Brilliant film work
Nothing wrong with this episode, it's one of the best episodes in the entire Thomas world. This is one of Edward's true heroic personality not like in Season 15's 'Edward the Hero'. You don't see him saving an animal, an engine needing a joke or getting someone's lost luggage. No, you see him saving another engine from an unexpected disaster with a rope. In the words of BoCo, 'Edward's old, but he'll surprise us all.' The camera work by David Mitton was just superb, great panning, great wheel shots etc. The music gives that suspense feeling of what's happening. It didn't stick with much of the original story with the boys being punished. But as I said, this is one of the best episodes and I do enjoy it again and again.