Troubled Waters
Series 9, Episode 6
Air Date May 17, 2014 (UK)
November 4, 2014 (US)
Previous Escape From Pontypandy Island
Next The Best Sleepover Ever
Troubled Waters written by Miranda Larson is the 6th episode of Series 9.


Station Officer Steele takes the day off. Fireman Sam assures him that the filing will be done and tells him that he should relax and enjoy himself. Station Officer Steele then sets off to find that Sarah and James are having a fun day out with their Granddad.



  • The Sparkes Garage is seen in a shot of the episode as the firefighters make their way to the railway station.
  • First episode to have Penny drive Bessie.
  • On July 26th, 2016, due to a small bit of controversy in the scene where Elvis trips over a piece of paper with religious script on it, the producers stated that they would no longer be working with Xing Xing. It was at first thought that this episode would have to be removed from circulation, but instead was edited to show Elvis just slipping on a blank piece of paper, so the television networks were still able to broadcast it.