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“A carriage like you isn't built to go so fast!”
―Toby to Hannah

Hasty Hannah is the seventh episode of the twenty-first series.

Plot

It is a special day for Henrietta, as she is getting her seats refurbished. She is very excited, but Toby worries about what he will do without her in the meantime.

Twenty minutes later, the Fat Controller is waiting for Toby. He presents the steam tram with an orange vintage carriage named Hannah. Toby is hesitant, but Hannah is delighted to be working with Toby.

Toby and Hannah set out of Knapford Station, but a few miles into the trip, Hannah criticises Toby for being a slowcoach. As they approach a level crossing where Bertie is waiting, Hannah bumps Toby, forcing him to accelerate. They zip through the gates in front of Bertie, much to his frustration. They then nearly collide with Percy, who calls out to Toby to slow down.

Toby is relieved as they reach Dryaw Station, but Hannah urges Toby to rush out of the station immediately after the guard blows his whistle, much to the surprise of the passengers. As they approach Gordon's Hill, Hannah forces Toby over it so fast, they nearly derail. Fed up with her, Toby leaves her on a siding and abandons Hannah without a word, despite her calls to him.

Toby arrives at the Steamworks and finds Henrietta there, with her refurbishment not yet complete. He tells her about the new coach (without mentioning her name) and confesses to her that he left her on a siding. Henrietta orders her friend to go and collect the coach, otherwise, he will be in trouble with the Fat Controller.

Toby goes to the siding where he had left Hannah, only to find that she is not there. Suddenly, James rockets by with Hannah in tow, much to her excitement. Toby warns her that she is just a little carriage and high speeds are not meant for her, but she does not heed Toby's warning and laughs as she rockets along with James.

Hannah is having a wonderful time, until she realises that she is starting to come apart as the rough riding and aerodynamic stress begin to take their toll. Her sideboards begin to split and her handrails detach from her body. The intense speed causes her to uncouple from James and crash into a siding, and James races away into the distance. Toby soon arrives and blames himself due to abandoning Hannah on the siding, but Hannah blames herself and admits that going too fast is dangerous.

That evening, Toby arrives at the Steamworks with Hannah to find that Henrietta is repaired. Henrietta sees Hannah and tells Toby that she and Hannah are sisters, and that she used to call her "Hasty Hannah." As Toby leaves with Henrietta, Hannah urges them to work faster, to which they can only laugh.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK, AUS, NZ and MYS

US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • William Hope as Toby
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Lucy Montgomery as Hannah
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Kerry Shale as Kevin

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the twelfth episode of the twenty-first series.
  • This episode was originally going to be part of the twentieth series, but was pushed to the twenty-first instead because Andrew Brenner wrote extra episodes. As a result, this episode was completed by Arc Productions prior to their bankruptcy and is the last episode to be fully produced by them.
  • The US version of the episode along with P.A. Problems were released on the Nick Jr. US website, paired with the song Let's Go! as a sneak preview on 26th February 2018 prior to the series' network premiere on 12th March 2018.
  • This is Boris Andreev's last episode as art director.
  • This episode marks the first of a few things:
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Toryreck Junction to date.
  • A shortened version of the episode, narrated by Joseph May as Thomas, can be found on the official YouTube channel and could also formerly be found on the Nick Jr. US website prior to Thomas & Friends being removed from Nick Jr. in early 2020.

Goofs

  • Kevin is voiced by Kerry Shale, who usually voices him in the US dub, but in the UK dub, Kerry is not credited for this in the credits.
  • Just like in All in Vain, The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor, and Journey Beyond Sodor, James' rear tender axle box clips through his rear buffer-beam.
  • In the closeup of Hannah's wheels, her rear axle is thinner than it should be.
  • When Hannah starts breaking apart, her right door is seen to be swaying. But when she runs into the siding, the door is in its original position.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Hannah Apressada
Japanese ハンナははやいのがすき
Korean 성질 급한 해나
Latin American Spanish La Veloz Hannah
Polish Szybka Hanna
Russian Торопливая Ханна
Vietnamese Bài Học Về Sự Nóng Vội Của Hana

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