Here is one of many, many examples in children’s television of a production run ending with a clip show because there’s no money left. At least they were able to go back into production after a break of a couple of months and make six more episodes after this.
Clip shows in a half-hour episode feel long. This one feels agonizing. During the four very long clips, we get quite a few desperate people shouting some variation of “We’re not going to make it!” at least three times.
Daniel didn’t mind. The format meant that he got to see all the machines in action and hear lots of thrilling music. He didn’t object at all to seeing them again. He’s rewatched many of the episodes several times already. One more won’t hurt. Neither will ten or eleven, probably.