Henry wasn’t the only train to receive a death sentence.
September 28, 2017 9:21 AM Subscribe
The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends” [SLNewYorker] Realizing that the day’s workflow is irrevocably disrupted, Fat Controller decides that Henry must be punished—for life. “We shall take away your rails, and leave you here for always and always,” he tells Henry. As Henry’s face contorts into anguish and the background music toots a series of Oompa Loompa faux-glum flourishes, railway employees build a brick prison around Henry, leaving only half of his face visible.
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