THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS COMES TO BREAKFAST
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Thomas is boasting that he doesn't need his driver, even though his driver was joking. With Percy and Toby thinking its a daft idea, Thomas ignored them. The fire lighter came next day and cleaned and fired up Thomas. While Percy and Toby were asleep, Thomas decided to play a trick on them by stopping and wheesh, which will make them jump. Thomas moved because of a careless fire lighter and in the end Thomas crashed into the stationmaster's house. He and his family were furious and so was the Fat Controller after the twins, Donald and Douglas rescued him. The Fat Controller sent Thomas to the works with a new diesel rail car in order to replace him while he's away.
- I liked Toby and Percy's sleep faces
- Although it was in the Railway Series book 'Branch Line Engines', why was Thomas punished? It was the careless fire lighter.
Again, I have no problems with this episode or its story, but here are two I find wrong with the RWS story and the TV adaptation. First off, why was the Fat Controller punishing Thomas for crashing into the house? He should've punish the careless fire lighter after all Thomas can't control himself you know and many people are saying, like myself, are saying that the Fat Controller should've blamed Charlie and the Workmen for messing up his car in 'Charlie and Eddie' as I mentioned here.
I was going to say Donald and Douglas are not painted blue, but after seeing in the counterpart of this episode, 'Branch Line Engines', Donald and Douglas were still black. But I think the episode is OK, despite a little problem in the story.