Since I’m on an Infinity Train kick, I figured its time to rank the episodes from my least favorite to favorite. Since each season has a new cast -I’m ranking each season individually. So let’s examine Book One: The Perennial Child.
10. The Beach Car
I found One-One frustrating in this episode, the first time and every time I watched it. Tulip hasn’t spent enough time with them to really form a bond, so the crux of the episode where Tulip has to decide whether to give One-One to the Cat or not really doesn’t work.
9. The Crystal Car
Just kind of anti-climatic. The songs were cute though.
8. The Grid Car
Not the greatest first episode. I think the mystery would have been heightened if we didn’t know how Tulip ended up on the train.
7. The Unfinished Car
So many turtles! And for a story about a train where each car is different, the crew did an excellent job of showing a car that didn’t fit in.
6. The Corgi Car
To be honest, I liked the pilot version of this episode more.
5.The Cat’s Car
This episode was a trip! And it introduced the all-important videotapes. Great exploration of Tulip as a character and it set up the world of the train.
4. The Engine
I didn’t feel the connection between Tulip and her companions as much as I did with the others, so I didn’t feel bad when they ultimately had to part. I still really liked the ending and how it showed how much time had passed and that Tulip no longer had a reflection. No “It was all a dream excuse” and it left me wanting more
3.The Ball Pit Car
This had one of the best twists of the season.
2. The Past Car
I love a good tragic backstory.
- The Chrome Car
I love Lake (then MT) in this episode and how it played on the opposite personality twin trope. The crew managed to give her a full, three-dimensional personality in just a single episode. Sure, they knew she was coming back. But the audience didn’t.
We got just enough to whet our appetite and now, dare I say it, Lake is a more popular (and in my mind interesting) character than Tulip.