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"You have to be sensible if you want to stay safe!"
―Thomas and Terence

Terence Breaks the Ice is an episode from the twenty-first season.


Terence takes a shortcut across a frozen lake while collecting Christmas trees for the holiday market.




UK and AUS


  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Tom Stourton as Terence
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt, Farmer Finney and The Woodsman
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby


  • This episode marks the first of many things for Terence:
  • A recreated CGI flashback of the first season episode, Thomas, Terence and the Snow was made and referenced along with a recreated music cue of Thomas crashing into the snow.
  • This episode marks Farmer Finney's first speaking role in the television series.
  • This is the first episode in the CGI Series to feature only one engine and the first to do so since Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, Alfie Has Kittens.
  • At the beginning of the episode, a fawn and a rabbit are seen slipping and skiing on the ice. This is a reference to the 1942 animated Disney movie, Bambi.
  • The music in the scene where the tree sinks to the bottom of the lake and Terence apologizes to it sounds very similar to the soundtrack of the 1997 romantic drama, Titanic. Terence is also wrapped in a blanket afterwards, much like Rose, the film's main character.


  • As Thomas enters Hackenbeck Tunnel, which reuses the model for Crosby Tunnel, the tunnel has three lines, but when he exits, it has two lines.
  • When Terence pulls Thomas, Annie and Clarabel back into the tunnel, his caterpiller wheels go through the rails.
  • Terence or Thomas don't mentioned as Bertie comes to pick up Thomas' passengers, nor a elevated road wasn't seen above the tunnel to show him up.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Terence rompe el hielo Terence Breaks the Ice

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