Escape from Misty Island
Season 1, Episode 13
First Aired (CAN) 2011
First Aired (USA) 2011
Episode Guide
"Being a Logger"
"Rosie's Almost Perfect Night"

Escape from Misty Island is the thirteenth episode of "Sodor High School: Thomas and Friends Tales".


Two rescue missions end up interconnecting into one reunion.


Just outside the harbour, Sir Topham Hatt, Percy and Whiff were looking out to the ocean to see if they could find Thomas and Emily's boat, but with little luck on their side. Captain Salty was also with them, and he looked towards the ocean with a worried look on his face.

"Ye won't be able to see anything until the mist rolls away," he said grimly.

"They've got to be out here somewhere," said Sir Topham Hatt, "I'll never forgive myself if we lose those two forever..."

Percy didn't like hearing that, and so he shouted out into the mist; "Thomas! Emily! Where are you? THOMAS! EMILY!" But there was no answer at all, just silence.

Back inside the old Misty Island tunnel, Thomas, Emily and the three loggers were all still trapped inside. They didn't have to worry about running out of air because of all of the holes in the roof, but now the main concern was how they were going to get out of the tunnel, if at all.

"Me and my big mouth," Emily moaned in despair. "I should never have suggested that we go into the tunnel, and now we're trapped forever."

Bash, Dash, and their uncle Ferdinand tried to calm her down once more.

"It's not your fault." said Bash. "No one is to be blamed for-"

"-wanting to help those that they care about," added Dash.

"That's right," finished Ferdinand. "No one's at fault."

"They're right you know," Thomas added kindly.

Emily was quiet for a few seconds, but then she looked back up to Thomas with a small smile on her face.

"Thank you, all of you, you are right."

At that moment, they heard a loud rumbling noise from above them. Rocks began to fall on top of their engines, and missing the five humans by mere inches.

"Oh no!" Emily groaned. "Now the whole roof's going to cave in on us."

Ferdinand looked up first and noticed a large hole in the roof of the tunnel. Both Bash and Dash looked up too, and suddenly came up with an idea.

"Maybe there is a way we can get out of here, we can send-" Bash began.

"-out smoke signals," Dash finished.

"It could work," said Ferdinand to himself briefly. "Except there's no one else here on Misty Island."

"It's worth a try," said Emily.

The loggers agreed and went to work in removing the woods from the bunkers and tender of the logging locomotives, then Ferdinand lit a new fire, but there was another problem, "we need a big piece of cloth for the fire."

Thomas took off his jacket at that moment. "Here, guys. You can use this."

"Thanks Thomas," Ferdinand said as he accepted the jacket from the blue-haired teenage boy. He walked back over to the firepit and started to make the smoke signals.

Over on the ocean, the search party was still looking for the two missing teens at around the time when the mist was starting to move away.

"Well, shiver my timbers," Captain Salty exclaimed. "It's Misty Island."

Everyone looked and sure enough, they could see Misty Island. It was also at that moment that Percy saw something which made his worries go away. "Smoke signals! It must be Thomas and Emily!"

"We're not entirely sure it is them," said Sir Topham Hatt.

"Still," Whiff replied. "It never hurts to check to make sure. It actually could be them. Now, hang on tight my friends!"

Whiff revved the engines and drove the boat over to the Island.

Inside the tunnel, Ferdinand kept up the smoke signals for a while, making them go off every two minutes, while Bash and Dash continued to pour more logs on the pile to keep the fire going longer. Thomas and Emily both stayed with one of the Logging Locomotives.

"Thomas, when was the last time you got lost?"

"I guess that would be when Great Waterton was being restored. I got lost up in the mountains while exploring them. I slipped, fell into some cold water and got stuck in a mud pond until late at night when Stanley the silver-haired boy came to help me."

"You must've been scared."

"I was beyond terrified," Thomas admitted.

"Then why aren't you terrified now?"

Thomas went silent for a few seconds before he finally answered, "I honestly don't know why I'm not terrified. I guess it's because I'm not alone this time, unlike last time," he muttered, and then spoke back up. "I'm glad to have a wonderful, sweet friend like you with me."

"You mean it?" Emily asked in amazement.

"Of course."

Emily blushed at that moment, then the two teens went silent and looked back over to the loggers as they continued to send out more and more smoke signals.

"Thomas..." Emily whispered.

"Yes? What is it?" Thomas asked quietly.

"There's something I would like to say to you." The dark green-haired girl was really blushing at this time. "I...I..."

"HELLO?" called a voice from above. Just then, the trapped teens and loggers heard a cough. "You can stop sending out smoke signals?!"

"I know that voice..." said Thomas as he ran over to the hole in the roof. "Percy? Is that you?"

"Thomas?" came Percy's voice.

"Yes it's me..."

"And me too!" cried Emily and stood up right behind Thomas to prove she was there too. "We're down here Percy, we're stuck with no way out!"

"It's a long story-" said Thomas. "-but it's good to hear your voice again buddy!"

"Same here, but I'm not alone here. Sir Topham Hatt, Whiff, and Captain Salty are here too. We're just above you."

Whiff pulled out a flashlight and shined it down inside the tunnel to better see the two teens, then he shone the light on the three loggers standing nearby and waving.

"Who are your new friends?" he asked.

"This is Bash, Dash, and their uncle, Ferdinand," Thomas called out. "They've been here on Misty Island for years, but now they're really short on oil."

"I was hoping to come to Sodor for some oil," called Ferdinand. "But I didn't get far before I was stopped here at the blockage."

"Five people down there," Whiff said to Sir Topham Hatt. "We'll need a really strong rope to get them out. Could you go back to the boat and get the rope?"

"Sure thing old friend," The principal said, and ran off to the boat.

Whiff called back into the dark tunnel. "Is anyone injured down there?"

"No Whiff!" Thomas called back. "We're all fine! Although our boat's engine is damaged, that's why we didn't come home that night. I think you can find it at the dockyards."

"Very well, but we'll go get it after we get you guys out of there!"

Thomas looked back to Emily, "Now, what were you going to say to me?"

"Well I...I...I was going to say that if we were going to stay lost forever, then I'm glad to be with a friend like you."

Thomas smiled and looked back up to the roof of the tunnel. Emily however blushed and looked away, because that wasn't what she really wanted to say to Thomas, but after thinking about it, she decided to wait just a little longer before she tells him what she really wanted to say.

At long last, Sir Topham Hatt returned with the rope. Thomas and Emily both agreed to let Bash, Dash, and Ferdinand go first. The uncle went up first, followed by Bash, and then Dash.

"Emily, go on ahead okay? I'll follow after you."

"Thank you Thomas," she said happily.

So Emily was lifted out first, then they lowered the rope back down for Thomas. As he got hold of the rope, he and everyone else heard some rumbling noises coming from the inside.

"Oh for goodness sakes," Thomas groaned.

"THOMAS!" Emily shouted loudly.

Thomas never replied back to her, all that could be heard was the sound of rocks falling. Everyone else ran away from the hole as it grew bigger. When the rumbling finally stopped, they looked back to see the hole looking so much bigger than before.

"THOMAS! Where are you?" Emily cried into the hole. She looked around frantically shouted his name over and over again, "Thomas! THOMAS! Where are you?! THOMAS!"

At last, the dark green-haired girl heard his voice; "I'm okay, I'm in the cab of the climax engine!"

Emily looked and sure enough, she could see Thomas inside the cab of the locomotive. She grabbed the rope and tossed it down towards Thomas. He grabbed it, and then, using all her strength, Emily pulled hard until Thomas was safely out of the hole.

Emily was so relieved to see that her friend was safe and sound that she ran up to Thomas and gave him a hug.

"I thought you were..." The dark green-haired girl couldn't speak, mostly because she had burst into tears.

Thomas wrapped his arms around Emily in response and spoke to her in a incredibly calming way.

"There's no need to cry over what happened Emily. I'm okay now, and that's all that matters. I'll admit that I was scared at first when the roof caved in, but I knew that I shouldn't panic, and so I..."

"You ran to Ferdinand's engine to save yourself."

"Right," Thomas smiled and nodded.

Emily continued to hug her friend in a happy and relieved way while Thomas did the same.

Percy walked over to see them hugging. "So Emily, is it true that you're really Sir Topham and Lady Hatt's daughter?"

Thomas and Emily both looked over to Percy in a shocked way, "how did you know that?" They both asked in unison.

"Well..." Sir Topham Hatt quickly coughed, looking guilty. "I...kind of...said it out loud in front of him."

"It's okay," Percy said calmly. "I promise I won't tell anyone about this. You have my word."

Thomas and Emily both sighed in relief, and then they, along with the loggers, followed the rescuers to the boat. After they got to the boat, the mist started to come down.

"We'd better get out of here now," said Sir Topham Hatt. "Or we're going to be stuck out here for quite a while."

"Daddy," Emily piped up. "What about your boat? I know how much it means to you..."

Sir Topham Hatt looked down to his daughter and smiled. "I can always get another boat Emily, but I can't get another wonderful daughter like you my dear."

Emily started to tear up. "Oh daddy..." She then ran up to her father and hugged him tightly.

During the long trip back to Sodor, Thomas and Emily both told Percy everything about Diesel 10's return and why Emily was currently living with Thomas and his sisters.

"Okay that explains a lot on what's been going on lately." Percy smiled afterward. "Still, I'm really glad to see that you two are alright."

"Thanks Percy," Thomas smiled.

Emily however remained quiet throughout the rest of the boat trip. Why? Because she was doing a lot of thinking.

When they all arrived on Sodor, Whiff promised to help Bash, Dash and Ferdinand bring barrels of oil over to their Island, along with some parts to repair the boat.

"You three can keep that boat," said Sir Topham Hatt. "At least I know it'll be put to good use."

"Thank you very much Sir." Ferdinand said kindly, and shook the principal's hand.

Thomas, Percy and Emily each took the next passenger train to the junction of the Ffarquhar branch line, then they rode on the regular branch line train until they reached the last station of the line.

"Well, I better head off for home," said Percy, "I promised my parents to help them set up the Christmas decorations."

"Okay Percy," Thomas nodded. "We'll see you at school tomorrow."

"Okay! Bye Thomas! Bye Emily!" he called while running off down the street for his house.

The two teens were silent as they headed off for home, that was until Emily spoke up again.

"Thomas, would it be okay if we go visit an old friend tomorrow after school?"

"Sure Emily, who were you thinking of?"

"'s a person we helped out before..." The dark green-haired girl then winked at him.

Thomas chuckled back, because he knew who Emily was talking about...

So the next day, after school was done for the day, the two teens headed off for a small neighbourhood and walked up the pathway to a house that had some Japanese designs on it. Emily rang the doorbell, then she and Thomas both waited for a couple of seconds. The door slid to the right side as it was opened by Koyuki.

"Oh, hello Thomas and Emily, it's so good to see you two again."

"It's good to see you too," Emily said in a kind way. "We were just wondering, is Mr. Hiro here?"

"He sure is, come with me..."

After taking off their shoes and jackets, the two teens followed Koyuki to the living room, where their old friend, Mr. Hiro could seen resting on the sofa.

"Honey," Koyuki said kindly, "You have a couple of guests."

Hiro opened his eyes and looked over. "Well, if it isn't Thomas and Emily, it's so good to see you two again."

"It's nice to see you too Mr. Hiro," Thomas replied politely. "I know we didn't visit you as often as we wanted to, but a lot of things kept popping up and we're always on the move."

"I understand perfectly my friends, life can get hectic from time to time."

Koyuki went back into the kitchen and a few minutes later, came back in with some tea for everyone to drink.

"Thank you honey," Hiro said in a kind way to his wife.

"You're welcome dear." Koyuki smiled.

"Mr. Hiro," Emily piped up. "I was just wondering; what do you know about Jobi wood?"

"Well, my dear Emily, they are tall red wood trees that come all the way from Japan. The wood from those trees are so strong that no gale force winds can ever break it or blow it down," Hiro answered. "Why do you ask?"

Emily then explained, "it's just that we most recently visited Misty Island and we found some Jobi trees there."

"Really?" Hiro smiled. "I remember visiting Misty Island sometime before I disappeared. Tell me, does Mr. Ferdinand still run the logging railway and all the mills?"

"Yes he does," Thomas answered. "But he's not alone, as he has his two nephews, Bash and Dash working with him."

Thomas and Emily then went on to tell Mr. Hiro everything about their little trip to Misty Island. "Goodness me," he said after a while. "It sounds like you two have had quite an adventure..."

At that moment, they heard the front door slide open, then shut. A minute later, young Sakura came into the room.

"Oh, hello Thomas. Hello Emily. It's great to see you two again." Sakura greeted and bowed to show respect.

"And it's good to see you too Sakura," Thomas said in a kind way.

Hiro looked over to the two teenagers again. "Well again. I've been really happy to be home with my wife and my three children again, and it's all thanks to you two. Thank you once again."

"You're welcome Mr. Hiro," Thomas and Emily both said in unison.

After talking with both Mr. Hiro and Sakura for another half hour, Thomas and Emily both said their goodbyes and headed off for Knapford station for the next train to the junction. As they arrived at the station however, they were greeted by three familiar faces. Bash, Dash, and their uncle Ferdinand.

"Hello Thomas and Emily." The two teens said together. "We really hope we didn't get you into trouble with your teachers."

"Oh no," Thomas shook his head kindly. "You didn't get us into trouble, especially not after Sir Topham Hatt spoke to our teachers about why we were away for that length of time."

"But I have to know," Emily spoke up. "What are you three doing here?"

"We're here to collect some more oil." Ferdinand answered.

"But I thought the tunnel was blocked off."

Ferdinand smiled. "It was, but thanks to Sir Topham Hatt, we got that tunnel cleared out and we managed to fix the roof."

"We want to say thank you." said Bash. "If it wasn't for you two-"

"-we would be back on the Mainland again." Dash piped up. "If you ever need any Jobi wood for any of your projects, don't be afraid to come by Misty Island, we'll-"

"-give you all the Jobi wood you will need." finished Bash.

"That's right." said Ferdinand, winking. "Think of it as our way as saying thank you for everything."

"In that case, you're all welcome," Emily said kindly.

"Well boys," Ferdinand said to the twins, "it's time for us to go. See you around, Thomas and Emily."

"Bye!" Bash and Dash both called in unison.

Thomas and Emily both waved to their Misty Island friends as they climbed into the cab of a borrowed diesel locomotive, and set off with a few blows of the engine's horn. Just as they rumbled out of sight, the train for the junction arrived. Thomas and Emily both climbed into the first coach and sat down side by side. The guard's whistle blew and the train started to pull out of the station.

Later that night, Thomas was coming down to the kitchen for a glass of water after he told off the story of the magical lady to Annie and Clarabel for the umpteenth time again. As he came downstairs to the kitchen, he could see Emily sitting at the table and looking sullen and depressed again.

"I bet this looks familiar," she said to Thomas. "I was sitting here that night when I moved in with you."

"I remember that all too well," said Thomas glumly. "And like last, you're crying now..."

It was true, Emily was crying again.

"I just can't help it." she sobbed. "I miss my parents, I miss my home, and I miss the old life I once had. I don't mind living with you of course, but..."

"I know," Thomas said kindly. "I know of that feeling. I felt the same way when I got lost at Great Waterton. It's just a case of home-sickness Emily. However, I think I know a way how I can help you."

"And what would that be?"

Emily soon got her answer as Thomas gave her a gentle warm hug, and gently wiped her tears away. Emily was still like a statue for less than a minute, then she wrapped her arms around Thomas as she hugged him back.

"Thank you Thomas," she said, while still crying a little. "You always seem to know how to cheer me up."

"Well that's what good friends are for," Thomas stated. "We're always there to help a friend in need."

"That's right," Emily giggled quietly as she was trying to copy Ferdinand's favourite saying.

After getting something to drink, the two teens walked back upstairs and went back into their rooms, after saying good night to each other. Five minutes afterward however, Thomas walked over to the door of Emily's room and looked inside to see her sleeping with her teddy bear in her arms. She was also sleeping underneath her favourite dark green blanket.

"She really likes that color." Thomas chuckled quietly to himself, "It's the same color as her hair. Still, I can understand how Emily is feeling. Only difference between myself and what's going on with her is that she's not alone, not like I was."

Very faintly, Thomas heard Emily mutter. "Thank you...Thomas," while still sleeping. She was clearly having a good dream.

"You're welcome Emily," Thomas whispered quietly. "And don't worry, I won't let you down ever."

And with that said, Thomas closed Emily's door softly and walked off back to his room. And that, my friends, is a true happy ending. But what about our other heroine? Well then, let's go and take a good the next story, that is.


  • Thomas
  • Emily
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Captain Salty
  • Whiff
  • Hiro
  • Koyuki
  • Sakura
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Diesel 10 (mentioned)
  • Annie and Clarabel (mentioned)
  • Lady Hatt (mentioned)
  • Stanley (mentioned)



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