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“I love weddings."
"Did you enjoy your kiss?”
―Thomas teasing Percy

Happy Ever After is the nineteenth episode of the fifth series. It aired back to back with Busy Going Backwards during an airing of Storytime with Thomas in the US.


Percy is taking some trucks to Brendam Docks when Terence tells him "it's a nice day for it." Percy is confused as to what "it" is, to which Terence replies by telling him Mrs. Kyndley's daughter is getting married today which he remembers and continues on his way. Further up the line, Mrs. Kyndley waves him down. When Percy's driver asks her what is wrong, Mrs. Kyndley says she has forgotten the good luck package for the wedding. Percy, confused, asks what it is, and Mrs. Kyndley says it contains "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." She then asks if they can help, and Percy's driver states they will see what they can do.

At Wellsworth, Percy stops to take on water and asks Edward about the good luck package and how to find it. Edward says they may be closer than Percy thinks and leaves to pick up the guests for the wedding.

Arriving at the docks, Percy looks around and finds a new set of buffers on a flatbed, saying it fits as "something new." His driver speaks with the Foreman, who lets them use it as well as borrow the flatbed, satisfying the criteria in "something new" and "something borrowed" for the package. Percy takes them and his trucks to Tidmouth Hault, where while shunting his train into a siding, he finds Old Slow Coach, who he and Thomas saved from being scrapped, and uses her for the "something old" object. Now only needing "something blue," Percy questions where he can find it and finally meets a ribbon-adorned Thomas as the "something blue" in the Fishing Village, where the wedding will take place. With the package complete, Percy's driver reveals to Percy that Mrs. Kyndley has chosen him to be her special guest, much to his joy.

At the church, the bride and groom leave for the reception just as the engines arrive. The Fat Controller announces the Good Luck Package, all found by Percy and his crew. The delighted bride thanks the engines and even kisses Percy, much to Thomas' mirth as Percy blushes. Later that night, Percy declares he loves weddings while Thomas cheekily asks if he enjoyed his kiss. Embarrassed, Percy closes his eyes and pretends he is asleep.




  • Bulstrode makes a cameo, albeit with his face and eye mechanism removed.
  • Mrs. Kyndley appears differently from how she did in Thomas' Christmas Party. This episode also marks her first speaking role since Daisy.
  • A reference to Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach is made.
  • This episode marks last of several things:
  • In a deleted scene, Percy is missing at the wedding.
  • The Westminster Chimes as heard in the overture of the 1970 film Scrooge are used for the bells at the wedding. They were also used in the sixth series song Winter Wonderland.
  • Izzy Gomez, S.S. Vienna, Big Mickey, several fishing boats, schooners and shrimpers and the steel company from TUGS appear in the episode.
  • The tunnel Percy goes through after talking to Terence is really Bulgy's Bridge.
  • This episode is titled Percy and the Special Present on The Roku Channel.


  • Annie and Clarabel have their new coats of paint, which they do not receive until the next episode.
  • Thomas, Old Slow Coach and the new buffers all have a horseshoe on them, but the truck does not.
  • In some shots of the wedding scene, a gap can be seen between Thomas' eyes and his face mask.
  • Percy's lamp disappears when he is at the docks.
  • In the scene of Mrs. Kyndley waving the flag, she is wearing a yellow shirt and a green skirt. In the closeup shot of her, she is wearing a brown coat.
  • When Percy puffs through Tidmouth Hault, his driver is not wearing his cap. The back of his head and his body are also missing.


Percy: We've got to find a good luck package. Do you know what that is?
Edward: Oh, yes, indeed. Something old, something new...
Percy: Something borrowed, and something blue. But where do we find them?
Edward: They're probably staring you in your smokebox. Now, I have to fetch my special train. I'm taking guests to the wedding.

Percy: I love weddings.
Thomas: Did you enjoy your kiss?
[Percy closes his eyes and pretends to sleep]

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Sorte Viver Para Sempre
Chinese 从此幸福快乐
Danish Det Er Så Yndigt
Dutch Nog Lang en Gelukkig
French Heureux Pour Toujours
German Das Viel-Glück-Paket
Hungarian A Szerencsecsomag
Italian E Vissero Felici e Contenti
Japanese めでたし めでたし
Korean 소도어 섬의 결혼식 (KBS) / 행운의 선물 (EBS)
Norwegian Lykkelig til Evig Tid
Polish Żyli Długo i Szczęśliwie
Romanian Fericiţi pe Vecie
Russian И жили они долго и счастливо
Serbian Ven Čanje
Slovak Niekedy Šťastný
Slovenian Vso Srečo Ženin in Nevesta
Spanish Por Siempre Felices
Swedish Slutet Gott, Allting Gott
Thai เพอร์ซีอาย
Welsh Y Briodas

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DVD Packs

  • Complete Series 1-10
  • Classic Collection
  • Series Five and Series Six Double Pack


  • Happy Ever After (VHS)














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