Anyway...Thomas is back where he belongs. Not without a horribly terrifying incident where he crumbled in front of my eyes and I thought he was just...gone...forever. But he's not. He's fine. Apparently quite chipper in fact now that he's not dealing with excruciating pain. He's quite content to stay where he is for a while now. In fact he said "Don't any of you lot get in trouble, or there will be a reckoning!" Or something to that effect. Rolf isn't a good Thomas-translator. But he also said he loves us, and that translated just fine.
This is just a huge relief. Something we very much needed. Rolf says because he was brought back this time with such a weak body, apparently the pull eventually just broke him down. So, ironically, the thing that caused him such a horrible ordeal, was the thing that ultimately saved him from it. Weird, but there it is. Under normal circumstances, if he'd gotten stuck here, the only way to send him back would be to solve whatever was unresolved. That disintegration would not have been possible. And while it was heart breaking to touch his hand and have it crumble...he's safe now. That's what matters.