Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Season 6 Episode 7

Jack Jumps In (Part 1)

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jan 14, 2003 on ITV
out of 10
User Rating
23 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Jack Jumps In (Part 1)
Thomas delivers Jack the Front Loader to a construction site where a team of vehicles from the Sodor Construction Company - "The Pack" is working under the supervision of Miss Jenny. But Jack gets too excited about working and runs into a right spot of bother and Miss. Jenny wonders if he is not ready to join.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Eager loader Jack gets a chance to join the Pack- a prestigious construction team.

    "You don't go rushing in where you don't belong!" Jack is forced to control his eagerness and learn to conform to working together in this curio. I call it a curio because its sort of an experimental episode. No doubt created to contend with other popular "vehicle-themed" children shows, this one is basically just a cobbled together set of charcaters stuck in a predictable plotline. Thomas is pretty much a waste. He only appears for a few minutes to tie the construction team to the railroad. Some scenes are enjoyable, such as Max confronting Jack and Jack sliding down the hill in his accident. Still, more of a marketing strategy than an enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Introduces Jack & the Pack!

    In this episode, Jack, an overeager front-loader, is too anxious to wait for Ms. Jenny's instructions and "jumps in" before he knows what he's actually supposed to do. He meets Alfie, a small green excavator after he asks Oliver, Byron, and Kelly if he could help them. While Jack & Alfie are working, Alfie points out that Max is a bully, Max, hearing this, does a 180° turn and charges straight towards them. Jack yells at Max to stop bullying and Max turns and leaves. Alfie praises Jack's courage then. He then unwisely tried to carry rocks up to the top of a hill. On his way up, he loses his balance and rolls down the hill. Ms. Jenny is mad and Jack is sad, but Thomas is sympathetic to the hurting front-loader.moreless
  • A group of construction machine dudes welcome Jack the Tractor to the Pack.

    So, this is what the episode is about. Thomas delivers a tractor named Jack to a little group called the Pack. The Pack is a big group of construction vehicles working on some deal together. Jack at first seems to be looking clumsy, having accidents, etc. This makes the manager of the Pack kind of mad, and so she declares that if Jack screws up again, he will be removed from the Pack. Can Jack do it? Can Jack the tractor find some usefulness in himself and pull through with getting to stay? So many questions, so do you want the answer? Too bad! You'll have to wait until the next episode! HA! [this was a good episode]moreless
  • The Pack Rule

    Thomas is heading of to see Miss Jenny who owns a series of machines and a new front loader, Jack, needs to be taken to the new site. He boasts about his work but Thomas warns him about Max. At the quarry site, Jack is excited and starts his work. However, he bothers Oliver, Byron, Kelly and Isabella before his foreman has him work with Alfie. The two soon become good friends and work hard until Max arrives. The grumpy dump truck nearly crushes Jack but he stands up for himself and Max moves. But later on, Jack sees Oliver can't take some rocks to Max and he races to do so instead, but ends up tipping over. Miss Jenny scolds him but his friends make him feel better.

    So, it seems Gullane wants to compete against Bob the Builder. A strange choice in competition but I like the general idea and it is much better than Bob. All of the charecters have little time to speak but all seem to have unique personalities. Jack seems like a road version of Thomas and Alife could be a smarter person. Isabella seems like a stuck up teenage girl and Kelly (who is male) seems to be fun but strict. Byron is like the one who wants to be the best and Oliver is like him but kinder. And Max is just a big bully, which makes him great. The accident in this episode was very good and slightly realistic. I would have liked if the charecters had gotten some more speaking roles and if Thomas wasn't there, but this episode was still very good. Sadly, the quarry is no longer seen but it was good while it lasted. I look forward to see this great pack again and hopefully they will have a better storylinemoreless
  • Jack & the Pack are introduced!

    Thomas has to collect a special from Miss Jenny's yard, and the special is a new fron-loader for the Pack, named Jack. Thomas and Jack tell each other their own quialities, and they set off for the Quarry. Thomas warns Jack about Max, a dump-truck wich is very troublesome. When Jack and Thomas arrive at the Quarry, Jack goes immediatly towards Oliver, the excavator. Jack asks if he can help, but Oliver says "No", and tells him to help Byron, a bulldozer who was shovelling rock. Jack asks if hec can help, but like Oliver, Byron says "No" and tells Jack to go and help Kelly. Jack goes for Kelly, but a sentinal lorry, Isabella, wich looks like Elizabeths snaps at Jack to be careful for her paint. Kelly scolds her, and they say to go and see the foreman if he wants to work. The foreman tells Jack to help Alfie the excavator, and together they worked, but they were interrupted by Max, the dump truck, with Thomas told Jack earlier. Max goes straight to Jack, who bravely stops Max. Jack orderes Max to stop bulliyng, but Max was just joking, and grumbled away. Then, the Foreman told Oliver to move a rock, but Jack jumped in, collected a rock and went straight to load it. When he was at the top, Jack was tipped over and rock was everywhere. Miss Jenny was not so pleased with Jack, she said that "Safety First", is the most important thing at the Pack. Alfie, Isabella and Thomas try to cheer Jack up, saying that he's a good friend, and this cheers Jack a little bit.

    I don't dislike this episode, but it could have been better, it was nice to see new characters like Jack, Alfie, Max, Oliver, Byron, Ned (not introduced in this episode yet), Isabella and many others, it was one of the seasons with more characters introduced, in my opinion, this episode wasn't as good as the others at all, but was a good episode, I'll have to give it 7.2 / 10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 8:00 pm
    Dateline NBC
  • 9:00 pm
    What Would You Do?
  • 10:00 pm
    Crossbones Beggarman