THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS AND THE NEW ENGINE
A new engine named Neville arrived on the Island of Sodor. However Thomas saw him with 'Arry and Bert and he thought they were having a laugh. When Thomas told James, rumours went around and the engines started to dislike Neville. Meanwhile Thomas was to help the workmen to fix a broken bridge and was surprised to see Neville with Annie and Clarabel. However neither Thomas or Emily talked to him and felt left out. In the end, Toby told Thomas and Emily, from Salty, that 'Arry and Bert were laughing at him. Neville was dangling across the broken bridge and Thomas saved him and his coaches.
- Moral: Don't spread rumours.
- Neville was given one dialogue in three scenes.
- Edward would never like the engines to spread the rumour of Neville.
- A broken bridge would never hold Neville's weight.
Another poor episode. I like the basis they chose Neville, but its a shame that he was not used as much until his one second of fame in S12. He was never given a reason why he came to the Island in the first place and neither a personality. I also hate how he was given one dialogue in three scenes, two 'Hello' and 'Thank you!' it would be better if they give him more dialogue or focus the episode on him like they did to their other pointless character, Mighty Mac. Plus, Edward, the writer really butchered his persona up. A rumour was going around about the new engine, but he was one of them that started it. That's not the true Edward, like I said in previous HIT-era episodes, Edward is suppose to be kind and wise not teasing or spreading rumours about a new engine. And there's the bridge scene, it was just unrealistic. Though I do like the moral support of this episode about not spreading rumours. But to me this episode is just poor and they should've give Neville the entire episode himself.