THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Originally Written by
Adapted For Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton and Robert Cardona
Edward was taking some enthusiasts from the big station to the china clay works on his branch line. But the train was heavy and the big engines like Gordon, Henry and James were boasting about it. After Bill and Ben showed the enthusiasts around the china clay works, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffered Edward, his sanding gear failed which lead to his driver dropping sand for grip on the rails by hand. But Edward's crankpins broke and they have taken his side rods off. Edward tried hard, but the train was still heavy. But the driver, fireman and guard made adjustments between the coaches by letting Edward pulling them one by one. Edward did it and he arrived at the station tired, broken but happy. The passengers were pleased and claimed Edward a hero.
- The true heroism of Edward seen once again.
- Why are three coaches heavy?
- Why were the engines suppose to be at the big station? They were the sheds in the book.
When you mention Season 2, the first thing that comes to a Thomas fan's mind is this episode. The episode goes down as the Season's best. Unlike 'Edward The Hero', you see Edward caring about one thing, his passengers. Though I do have to admit there are a few flaws. One thing, why is are three coaches that heavy? Sure Edward's old, but he's repaired and should take that kind of weight and why are the engines saying the words from the book when Edward is leaving the station? They suppose to be at the sheds, or if not, they should've said those things when Edward left the station. It's also a shame we never get to see Edward's splashers to be broken, but still this episode is one of the seasons best, my personal favourite and one of the best episode in the entire 'Thomas & Friends' franchise.