Rhys Davies as Gary and Freddie
October 19th, 2012
Zombies! is a special episode of The Dark Railway Series.
Brian is telling Dave and Raymond a story when Theo and Otto come up to them. They tell them that they have a surprise, and in spite of the other engines' objections after the last time this happened, they proceed to unveil their newest experiment: a zombie. They explain that it is part of their research into ways to keep Mr. Dark alive. As they are explaining it, however, the zombie escapes, leaving the engines worried about what it could get up to.
The next morning, the engines wake up to find the yard swarming with zombies. As they try to come up with a plan to get rid of them, Ed and Sid arrive with a line of snowploughs. Giving each of them one, they set to work clearing the yard of zombies, while Sid goes to rescue Mr. Dark who is stranded on the roof of the footbridge between the platforms at Merecombe. Although he is saved, and most of the zombies on the line are sorted, more of them are approaching, and they start running out of ideas. Suddenly, Brian gets an idea, declaring that something bad will happen which causes the error message in Train Simulator 2013. When the simulator resets, the zombies are gone.
With the mess sorted, Ed and Sid return to the Somerset and Dorset Railway, while the others complain about the poor quality of the special. At that moment, Gary and Freddie arrive, only to be told that they are too late. Freddie tells them that they will be back for the Christmas special, horrifying Brian.
- The events of Event Horizon are referenced.
- The first instance of the "Something Bad Will Happen" running joke features the "NO" face meme.