Previously on How I Met Your Mother: Marshall and Lily had their baby, Marvin, and we found out the bride at Barney’s wedding is Robin.
Apparently, Farhampton is the place to get married. It’s where Victoria and her fiance planned their wedding. And, it’s where Robin and Barney have planned theirs. One couple didn’t make it. What about the other? You ask. I’d like to know as well, but I can say with confidence we don’t find out in this episode. And I would say it’s likely we won’t find out until later this season, and possibly the finale. But we’ll see, won’t we.
Similar to the Season 7 finale, this episode flashes between that fateful day in 2012 when Barney and Quinn decided to get engaged and Ted and Victoria run away together. Lily and Marshall are delirious with love (or was it lack of sleep) and seeing their friends under the sea with the fishes and scuba divers. Needless to say they are not helpful with the “Quinn doesn’t need to know about Barney and Robin dilemma”, which of course means, they inadvertently tell Quinn about Barney and Robin.
Meanwhile, Ted has forced Victoria to write Klaus (played by the hilarious Thomas Lennon) a note, because it’s common courtesy when leaving someone at the altar. Ted tries several times to get the note in the right room and on his last attempt he stumbles into Klaus, who is leaving Victoria too. Ted asks him why and he says he doesn’t feel %$&^%*%&(*%^$#%@&*^%*%^ which translated from German to English means he doesn’t feel an absolute need, love, and affection for her that fills every fiber of his being. And Ted realizes, he doesn’t either.
After rehashing the whole Ted, Robin, Barney story Quinn still is reluctant to move forward with the engagement. That is, until she meets Nick and Nick’s abs, aka Robin’s new Beau. Robin tells Barney she’s kind of hurt by how easily he could brush off their relationship, and he gives her keys to a storage unit, which holds nothing but memories of their time together. The good memories before they got fat, lost their hair, and became absolute grouches.
Flash to a little ways down the road: we still don’t know if Robin and Barney have gotten married, though they seem to have their doubts. But there is woman with a yellow umbrella waiting for the same train as Ted. Could it be? Could it be? We will see. We will see.
- Ted rubbing Victoria’s letter on her, so it smells like her.
- Barney spooning a Tiger while on a horse drawn carriage ride in central park.
- Marshall and Lily not remembering anything, all episode long.
Barney: “You know, I hate to perpetuate the stereotype, but German female wrestlers from Saxony are just beggin for it.”
Lily: (talking about baby Marvin) “You’re the prettiest girl in New York City.”
Ted: “When you leave someone at the altar you always leave a note!”
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