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“Thomas and Rosie sitting in the tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!”
―Bill and Ben teasing Thomas

Rosie is Red is the twenty-second episode of the twenty-second series.


It is Valentine's Day on Sodor, which means more post for Percy to pull. Unfortunately, Diesel is playing his cruel jokes and bumps Rosie's trucks full of roses which scatter all over the docks. Cranky got cross with Rosie. When Thomas attempts to stand up for Rosie against Diesel, Diesel thought Thomas was sticking up for Rosie because she is his favorite as Bill and Ben arrive. Rosie replies that Thomas was sticking up for her because he is her friend. Then he gets teased by Bill, Ben and Diesel for Rosie being Thomas' "special friend." Then Bill and Ben make Thomas and Rosie embarrassed when Bill and Ben sing, "Thomas and Rosie sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Thomas then imagines him and Rosie kissing offscreen and becomes embarrassed and cross. This leads to Thomas distancing himself from Rosie and being unkind to her to stop himself from getting teased. Thomas is at the wash down when Rosie arrives, wanting to thank Thomas for sticking up for her. Thomas knew that he stood up for Rosie but pretends not to remember because he does not want to be teased. He thought he was being very clever. This ends up embarrassing and offending Rosie and he takes off, with Henrietta questioning this.

Thomas is later told by the Fat Controller to go to Ulfstead Castle to pick up some very important passengers, and to meet Rosie there. Then, he tells Rosie to take some vans to Vicarstown, where she will meet Thomas. Thomas and Rosie did not want to see each other but they also did not want to let the Fat Controller down. The two do all it takes to avoid coming across each other. As Rosie collects her delivery, she rushes the workmen to hurry up as she wants to get to Vicarstown quickly before Thomas. Edward is puzzled, and Rosie explains that Thomas was so rude to her. Edward did not understand and he knew that Thomas really liked Rosie. After having a conversation with Edward, Rosie runs away quickly and takes the shunter's pole before it can be unhooked. Meanwhile, Gordon comes up to Thomas and teases him, telling him that Rosie is behind him. This shocks Thomas, but luckily the signalman changes the points because Toby and Henrietta are in front of Thomas, who go onto a siding and he hides behind Toby and Henrietta, evading Rosie. When Thomas tells Henrietta about his problem, she convinces Thomas to not care about what the other engines think, and to talk about it with Rosie.

At Vicarstown, the Fat Controller was waiting anxiously for Thomas and Rosie to arrive. Rosie arrives and the Fat Controller asks her to turn around and come to the other side of the platform. The Fat Controller wonders where Thomas is and he arrives. Then Lady Hatt arrives too. Thomas and Rosie later arrive at Vicarstown, and meet each other face-to-face. Thomas apologises to Rosie for how he acted, telling her that he does like her a lot - as a friend. Rosie was not going to say anything at first but Rosie happily states that she feels the same way. Thomas beams and is glad they got it sorted out. Then Thomas and Rosie saw that Thomas’s very important passengers were a musician quartet. The Fat Controller finds Lady Hatt and declares his love for her. It is revealed what Rosie and Thomas were meant to do; the Fat Controller declared, "Rosie is Red. Thomas is Blue. And my Darling Lady Hatt, I love you." Then he has a quartet of violin players play for her, and gives her a kitten and several flowers as presents. Inside of Rosie's trucks, there are crates of roses. Inside of Annie and Clarabel's windows are red and blue heart lights. This makes Thomas and Rosie very happy to be just friends and nothing more.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon, Diesel and the Workmen
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie, Clarabel and Lady Hatt
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt and the Workmen


  • Going by production order, this is the tenth episode of the twenty-second series.
  • This marks the second time Edward interacts with Rosie. The first was in the tenth series episode, Thomas and the Birthday Mail, albeit offscreen.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the first verse of the phrase, "Roses are Red."
  • This is the series' first and only Valentine's Day episode.
  • This marks the fourth time an engine is seen with an item in their mouth. In this case, Thomas caught a rose in his teeth, similar to a Flamenco dancer.
  • This marks Rosie's first leading role since the twelfth series episode, Rosie's Funfair Special.
  • This is the last episode to feature Percy without his twenty-third series details.
  • This episode marks Henrietta's only speaking role and Lady and Dowager Hatt's only appearances in the twenty-second series.
  • This episode first aired in the UK on Valentine's Day 2019.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Tiger Trouble.


  • When Rosie meets Thomas at the washdown, Thomas' face shifts slightly, while his body remains static.
  • Right before Thomas leaves the washdown, his face is out of alignment with his smokebox.


  • Bill and Ben: Thomas and Rosie sitting in the tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Rosie is red, Thomas is blue, and my darling Lady Hatt, I love you.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese A Rosie é Vermelha
Chinese 罗西是红色的
Croatian Roza je crvena
Czech Rosie je červená
Danish Rosie er rød
Dutch Rosie is Rood
Finnish Roosa on punainen
German Valentinstag
Greek Η Ρόζι είναι κόκκινη
Hungarian Vörös Rosie
Italian Rosie è Rossa
Japanese ロージーはあかい
Korean 좋은 친구, 로지
Latin American Spanish Rosie es Roja
Norwegian Rosie er rød
Polish Czerwona Rózia
Portuguese A Rosie é Vermelha
Russian Просто друг
Serbian Rozi je crvena
Spanish Una Buena Amistad
Swedish Rosie är röd

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