episode opens in Thomas's Grandad's junk shop. Thomas is playing in
a dressing-up crate when he hears T-Bag's voice calling him.
book flies off a shelf and lands on a table. T-Bag appears in the book
and enchants him into it (where he appears as T-Shirt). Debbie then
comes into the shop. She hears the voice of Hickory from inside the
book. She opens it and finds Hickory sobbing because the people in the
book are in "terrible trouble". She wills herself into the
book (by "Thinking Small") to help with the situation.
reveals to T-Shirt that her powers have returned by means of her new
T-Plant (a fine specimen of Maximus brewuppacuppa).
explains that T-Bag has taken up residence in the book and stolen the
silver numbers from the clock in the town square. Debbie works out that
by putting the clock out of action, T-Bag had stopped time in the book,
and so stopped the stories in the book from ever ending, and as such,
she would not be destroyed.
brainwashes T-Shirt into forgetting Debbie.
and Debbie set off to look for the silver numbers and find the number
one on Hickory's meddle. Debbie then sets off to story nuber 2 to find
the second number.