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“It's a shame you don't like staying in my shed anymore."
"It's not that! It's just, well, I really need my sleep and I can't stay up all night talking!”
―Philip and Edward

A Shed for Edward is the thirteenth episode of the twenty-first season.

Plot

Edward is puffing down the line when he meets up with Philip. James speeds past the engines and Edward tells him to slow down, or else he will have a crash. Edward is right; James’ brakes do not work and he ends up crashing into the back wall of Tidmouth Sheds.

That night, as James is lifted out by Rocky, The Fat Controller comes to the sheds and tells the engines that two of them will have to find somewhere else to sleep because of the damage when James had bad brakes. He wonders where Edward could sleep but Philip, who is nearby, suggests to Edward that he can sleep in his shed near Wellsworth while Thomas goes to sleep at a shed at Knapford. Edward goes to Philip's shed, but Philip keeps on talking about the time he had a race against Gordon and the time he rescued James from crashing until morning. Edward did not get any sleep. He goes back to Tidmouth Sheds to see how the repairs are going. The Fat Controller tells Edward that the repairs will take a week. That night, Edward sleeps at Brendam Docks. Edward begins to fall asleep, but Salty starts singing sea shanties in his sleep. Porter reveals to Edward that Salty sings Sea Shanties in his sleep every night.

The next morning, Edward meets Philip, who says how fun it was that Edward slept at his shed and then starts talking about it. Edward leaves as soon as the signal goes green, making Philip a little sad. That night, Edward sleeps at the Steamworks. He manages to doze off, but is suddenly woken up as Victor, Kevin and the workmen are repairing James. Edward leaves the Steamworks. He tries sleeping on a ship but is awoken by the ship's horn as sea water splashes on his boiler. He then tries sleeping at Ulfstead Mine, but then the men start blasting. He finally tries sleeping in the forest, but cannot get to sleep because of owls hooting multiple times. The next morning, Edward is very tired. He falls asleep as he pulls into Knapford. He is about to collide into Percy, but Philip wakes him up with his horn. He thanked Philip and Philip says that it is sad that Edward does not like sleeping in his shed. Edward says he likes sleeping there but needed sleep and could not do so because of Philip talking. Philip apologises and asks Edward to sleep in his shed tonight. He promised not to talk. That night, Edward falls asleep. Philip is about to wake him but remembers not to talk during that time.

The next day, Edward returns to see the sheds fixed and everyone has moved back in, including an embarrassed James. Philip says how much he enjoyed Edward staying and wishes he could stay again, even forever maybe. Edward says he could stay another night, in which the Fat Controller says if he wants to move out of Tidmouth Sheds, then he is more than welcome to do so. Edward agrees to stay. In the end, both Edward and Philip happily go to their shed. The other engines will miss Edward and wonder who will join them at the sheds to fill his berth.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK and AUS

USA and CAN

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the twenty-first season.
  • There are several references to past episodes:
  • The premise of this episode (and Edward leaving Tidmouth Sheds) was done in response to criticism of the show "not being diverse enough" in relation to there being only one female engine at Tidmouth Sheds. In addition, the engines talking about whose going to take Edward's berth is foreshadowing the arrival of Nia in the twenty-second season in which this episode will tie into.
  • This episode initially did not have any narration (apart from the episode’s title being read) when it aired on Milkshake!, but it was later fixed in the US, Australian and Japanese dubs, as well as the UK dub that aired in Japan and the On the Go with Thomas DVD.
  • This episode marks the last of a few things:
    • The last time an episode was narrated by Mark Moraghan, as well as the final episode to use a third-person narrative that aired on Nick Jr. in the US and ABC Kids in Australia.
    • The last episode to use the Engine Roll Call as the opening song, the twenty-second season later swaps it with Set Friendship in Motion that aired on Nick Jr. in the US and ABC Kids in Australia.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of two locations:
    • The first appearance of Suddery Junction since the second season episode, The Diseasel.
    • The first appearance of Wellsworth Sheds in the television series.
  • A shortened version of the episode, narrated by Joseph May as Thomas, can be found on the official YouTube channel and the Nick Jr website.
  • James’ US scream from The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor is reused when the flashback is shown.

Goofs

  • William Hope is not credited in the UK credits for voicing the miner in Ulfstead Mine.
  • When Edward almost crashes into Percy, the scene is not cut properly; for a split second, Edward suddenly shoots forward (which was done so he could be closer to Percy).

Quotes

  • Thomas: Ha, ha. We'll miss you here at the sheds, Edward.
  • Edward: I'm sure we'll see each other all the time.

The engines will miss Edward when he ready to leaves Tidmouth Sheds to move Wellsworth Sheds.

  • Emily: I wonder who'll be joining us here at Tidmouth Sheds?
  • Thomas: Well, we'll just have to wait and see...

The engines wonder who will join us here at Tidmouth Sheds.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese エドワードのやすむばしょ
Polish Dom dla Edka
Romanian Un Depou pentru Edward

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