THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
A CLOSE SHAVE
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Duck puffed sadly to Edward's station. He told Edward about his false accusation from Diesel and made the big engines and the Fat Controller think he's horrid, but Edward believes that Duck is never horrid towards the other engines and he sure the Fat Controller does as well. Later on, the great westerner was helping out Edward's train and as he was making his way back to Wellsworth, Edward's trucks had broke and they ran away free and were chasing after Duck. Duck gained control, but the trucks were fast and he nearly had a collision with James, but Duck was diverted onto a siding were a barber had set up a shop, he crashed into it, much to the barbers anger and put shaving cream on him. Thomas rescued him, Diesel was sent away and Duck was welcomed home a few days later.
- Ringo's narration is superb
- Seeing Edward's true personality brings some nostalgia
Hands down, this is the best Duck episode. The runaway scene was brilliant filmed and Ringo's narration brought great suspense towards the accident. Though there are a few minor errors, in the differences in the story is when Duck was nearing the barber shop. James was never intended to be the engine that Duck has a near collision with, no engine was mentioned in the book anyway and Duck was even helping with Edward's train in the book, he was helping out with foreign engines from the mainland. But those are a couple of minor errors and I didn't bother to put them in my cons. There is more good stuff in this episode. I'm pretty all of the fans who grew up with the classic series love Edward's true persona then his new one. Sure in the new one, he does act wise, but not as wise how the way Rev.W.Awdry created him. Seeing Edward knowing that Duck is not a horrid engine brings a nostalgic touch and I do love the ending, its a shame that Toby wasn't there as seen in the book, 'Duck and the Diesel Engine'. But out of all the episodes in this trilogy, I always watch this one.