James is painted pink and is most embarrassed. He spends the day trying to hide from the other engines instead of doing his very important job. Eventually, he learns that pink is not such a silly colour, after all.
Thomas is given a strange-looking funnel when his is cracked. He then has to take Mr. Bubbles' bubble liquid to the showground, but ends up spilling it all over the road, which causes problems for Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles.
While Percy is at the Sodor Steamworks being repaired, Thomas is excited to be given the job of doing the mail run for him. Gordon tells Thomas to ask Percy for advice, but Thomas thinks he knows all about how to deliver the mail.
It's a great day for Sodor because Hiro is returning to the Island! Sir Topham Hatt tells Thomas and Percy that he is organizing a welcoming party for Hiro at Knapford and Thomas is to tell all the other engines to gather for it.