THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
Diesel was cross because he thought Duck had made the trucks sing to him on purpose. The big engines, Gordon, Henry and James told Diesel that Duck would never do that. But Diesel wanted his revenge and he told the trucks names that he gave for the big engines and have accused Duck of telling him about it. The big engines were cross and the Fat Controller, who doesn't believe Diesel, decided to send Duck to Wellsworth. Duck was sad, but Diesel, who thought he succeed, smirked with triumph.
- Though the nicknames were never explained, they were mention in the 1990 - 1992 annuals.
- A perfect moral lesson about 'Jumping to conclusions'.
- Why were the three engine barring Ducks way, there are more berths in the sheds.
- Why was Duck heading towards Wellsworth from the back of the sheds?
This episodes is sad at the end that Duck has been falsely accused because the trucks told them that he gave the big engines the nicknames. I know that Britt and David were focusing the series on the Rev.W.Awdry's work, but they could've asked Christopher or Wilbert Awdry before hand about making up the stories about the nicknames, but I'm glad Christopher Awdry have made up stories from the 1990 - 1992 annuals, which I own.
But its at the end of the episode that were the errors were made. First, the narrator says 'The three engines barred his way.' Why's that? Duck could've easily gone to the other berths. In the books, the sheds had no turntable or anything, it was just a shed and when Duck was heading his way to Wellsworth, he was making his way at the back of the sheds when Wellsworth is at the west side of the island. But it has a perfect moral lesson, 'jumping to conclusions before knowing the truth'. You don't really see that in children's programming these days. The engines accused Duck without having any proof that he did it. The episode is OK, I do enjoy it though.