In this week's How I Met Your Mother, "Bad News," a not-so-hidden countdown helped build the anticipation leading up to a pivotal moment in the season - and the series.
Co-creator Carter Bays explained the origins of the HIMYM countdown and expounded on it a bit in an interview we posted earlier. Now, here are nine highlights (of the 50).
Click to enlarge some highlights below. For the full countdown, click here.