Barney’s weekend didn’t contain the three B’s, not when
Robin walked out on all his bodacious Playbook schemes. In much the same way,
Jeanette finally made her grand exit from Ted’s life, all thanks to the same elusive
Another chapter comes to a close.
Ted finds himself on the seesaw with Jeanette, torn between
her leaving him, going to Barney for wedding-date plays, her going back with
Her blowing up his apartment.
The three-episode arc reaches its end this episode of How I Met Your Mother with fire and a promise: Ted is ready to settle down.
I think we all know what comes next.
Lilly’s first job as art advisor is to rub elbows with the city’s up-and-coming art elite in one specific gallery opening. Marshall accompanies her and buys what will become his last bag of skittles. Ever. He might have destroyed the artist’s memoriam moment of silence spilling said bag of candy-coated rainbows, but he discovers he didn’t lose his Most Outgoing finesse after all; especially when it comes to bonding over TMNT. I mean really, who can’t bond over TMNT?
Robin catches Barney in the act of setting up Ted via Playbook plans, and you know what? He admits that he’s nothing short of a magician and liar. He tosses back that his life is a gambit, he puts on tricks for profession, and everything he’s striven for has been part of some grand scheme or illusion, all supported by his one truth, the other one rule: that he loves Robin Scherbatsky. While I squirm over a lack of lifelong honesty, it goes to show Robin can accept and love another despite their flaws, large and small.
The episode goes to show media doesn’t erode our interpersonal relationships, Ted.
I’ll see you all at the wedding.