THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
Henry loves the forest and trees as it always make him feel peaceful. But one night a storm came and ripped up the forest. Henry was very upset by the looks of the forest. Toby felt sorry for him and wanted to make Henry feel better. The Fat Controller noticed this and gave Toby a special job by taking some baby trees to the forest so they can be replanted and as the trees grew strong, the forest came back to life and Henry was happy again.
- I love the little piece of music at the end.
- Rule 55 has been broken.
So we come to the episode that has been criticised by the Rev.W.Awdry himself panning that the episode has no reality as Rule 55, a rule on British Railways, has been broken that an engine driver has to alert the signalman that they're standing on the main line so that other engines can't crash into each other, and that the trees are close to the line that it can cause a spark to the trees. This episode is also written by current head writer of the show and former magazine writer, Andrew Brenner, who wrote this for a magazine back in the 1990's.
I do understand the negativity of this episode from the Reverend himself, but this episode is so depressing, the episode shows Henry's love of nature and was sad to see broken down with the animals not living there anymore. The music set the emotion and I nearly had a tear in my eye. It was also nostalgic as I haven't seen the episode for a while. I do understand the negative reaction that the episode had gotten by the author of the Railway Series, but this episode is good, despite that it has some unrealistic backdrop towards it.
I'm looking forward to Andrew Brenner's current episodes next year, as he stated three months ago that he researched on 'Thomas & Friends Wikia', click here to see what I mean.