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"This is absurd! None of us know what job Dowager Hatt wants us to do next!”
”We’re all stuck here, waiting for her to finish pruning her pelargoniums!
— James and Henry

Dowager Hatt's Busy Day is the third episode of the twenty-first season.


In the early morning at Tidmouth Sheds, the engines were ready for work. But then the Fat Controller arrives with a nasty cold. Luckily, his mother Dowager Hatt arrived and scolded him for coming to run the railway if he's ill.

His mother substitutes him and gives the engines their jobs, but she orders Thomas to collect her new hat from Brendam Docks rather than pulling Annie and Clarabel on his branch line from which Emily was tasked, despite her job was to take some scrap to the scrap yard. Dowager Hatt also tasked Gordon to do Emily's job, Edward to collect a cake for her friend Lady Toffington, and Percy to pull Gordon's express. This creates alot of confusion and delay!

Emily tells Dowager Hatt that there are certain engines that do their certain jobs and other engines that are not. With the help of Emily's assistance, Dowager Hatt puts everything right. She puts Gordon back on express passenger duty and sorted the engines back to their regular duties.

In the afternoon, the Fat Controller soon got back from his bed feeling alot and join his mother to have some tea in his office. Emily was glad that everyone is back doing their proper jobs, except for Philip who is working at the Ulfstead mine as the lights go off leaving him in the dark.



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  • Both Donald and Douglas do not have crews.
  • Emily’s brake pipe changes positions in between shots of her talking to Dowager Hatt and the scene where Percy is pulling the express up Gordon’s Hill.
  • When the engines are stuck at the junction, Donald has Duck's whistle sound at one point and Henry is missing his leading wheels.


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