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did ted just tell robin he loves her !!?..where did that come from !!and if they want to start a love triangle thing,him robin and barney ,then why the quinn girl !
i knew this would happen because victoria told ted then there will be a problem with all of them hanging out !
i personally am against the whole ted and robin thing !,she's way better with barney ,add to that that we already know she's not the mother (aunt robin)..so the whole storyline seems pointless !!
@Anthony I'm from Long Island too and I think the drunk train was completely exaggerated, hollywood style. First off, most Long Islanders don't have that heavy of an accent, and we're not running around the train hooking up and throwing drinks in peoples faces. I for one have never screamed "so you think you're better than me". Sometimes the caricature of how us Long Islanders are portrayed is a bit tiring. It makes us seem crass.
As for the rest of the episode, I hope that the past poster was right and this will spark Robin to move out. I actually like her better with Barney, btw. I cannot wait to finally meet these kids mother!
["Barney/Quinn is a rehash of Barney/Nora."]
How did you come to this conclusion?
I don't want Robin and Ted to date if it won't do anything. If Robin helps Ted realize the woman he actually wants or even introduces him to her, then fine. But what's the point of Robin and Ted dating again when I know it has to end in failure?
I love HIMYM. I find it hilarious, to be honest.
Barney/Quinn is a rehash of Barney/Nora.
The last seen with Ted and Robin is a device that will set up 2 things that needs to happen in a bigger story: 1) Ted needs to be able to clear the way for him to meet the mother, if it is true that his relationship with Robin is the one that keeps him from developing other relationships 2) finally it will address a subtext in the series since the 4th season about Ted/Robin/Barney, which is in the very essence is a love triangle (of some sorts)
I loved the Drunk Train, very witty, funny and skanky all at the same time.
I love Barney and Ted together. I ship them.
I found it LOL that Barney went to MIT. That just gives his character a whole different dimension!
I thought this episode was terrible in almost every way. Yes, there were some fun lines, and Quinn was intriguing, but overall the plot and characterizations were ridiculous. Robin would never have accepted a marriage proposal from Kevin. They've been dating for like 4 months, and she's never even been shown as thinking of him as anything other than the "safe" boyfriend. She's also been shown time and time again to be against marriage and commitment phobic. And three months ago she rejected Barney essentially because she didn't want to be so serious so quickly. So it made very little sense for her character. I was disappointed that the break up turned out to be due to the no-kids thing, and not her having cheated on him.
I like the story overall,but i don't feel a lot of emotions from the suppose emotional scene. The ending is nice and might finally clear the relationship on Ted, Robin, and to some extends Barney (if it's true that Barney go to meet Robin and makes what Ted said in the last Victoria scene meaningful). Personally i think Robin will end up with Barney and Ted with Barney's half sister.
At first I definitely rolled my eyes when Ted professed his love for Robyn but I clearly recall him referring to her as "Aunt Robyn" to his children, so either they date again and don't work out, or he tells her he loves her but in a friend kind of way. I don't know, that is just my opinion.
I had a couple of issues with this episode. For one, the name Karma for a stripper was used by the writers in "The Bracket" so unless this is the same girl the writers should try to expand their name bank a little. The Barney/Quinn storyline was the exact Barney/Nora storyline from Desperation Day where he's running a play and then someone points out that he's tanking himself on purpose because he has feelings elsewhere (somebody suggested that Barney is going to see Robin and not Quinn at the end, which if true would be a good twist; otherwise it's just a rehash). I wish they would advance The Mother plot just a little bit at some point this season; I know there's only one season left and the writers are probably saving all the good Ted stuff for that season, but can't they throw us at least a hint that Ted's moving that direction from time to time? I'm with the purists on here that this show was meant to be about Ted and it has slipped off that path the last couple of years.
Quick note: I'm from long island and the drunk train is a real thing and I absolutely loved seeing it on tv!
I'm reading everyone's comments and people are making really good points. My previous comment was probably a little too vitriolic. I actually enjoyed the episode on a whole - the drunk train was hilarious, Marshall and Lily were fun, and Barney and Ted's hangout was epic-dary.
I can totally buy that Barney wouldn't recognize the stripper. Their faces is the last thing Barney Stinson would be focused on :-)
What I didn't like about the episode was the end, that's all. I totally get that this is a vehicle to move a plot, and they did foreshadow it earlier, granted. It's not even about Barney and Robin, as much as I liked that pairing. It's about what seems like a regression for Ted's character. That moment means that he's been wasting the past number of years just dating girls while waiting for Robin to be commitment ready. I just want to believe that Ted had grown more and had learned more about himself than that. I wanted to believe that he had stopped living in retrospect.
@Jeff is right. enjoy himym! everything happens for a reason on this show even if you cant see it yet! everyone didnt like it when robin said she was pregnant, but look what happened there. you need to give a storyline a bit of a chance before shutting it down. give the writers some credit, they have kept you watching for 6 years with the twists and turns.
Gosh I was reading all the comments thinking I'm on a completely different page with this episode... and then I saw Rosie, Drill and Ellbehbs comments! :)
I have been a viewer since the very first episode and haven't missed an episode so I am one of those loyal viewers. I remember Ted and Robin meeting for the first time and have watched how far they've come. I never understood the Robin and Barney coupling but the shippers of those two CAN be so loud that I just thought I was missing something. I still think Robin and Ted, for all their differences, balance each other out. I can already hear the shippers "she can't have kids so she can't be the mother". Things change and nothing in life is for certain so the ending was fantastic!
I really liked this episode, it refocussed on Teds love life again and had those awesome Barney and Ted moments.
the top 10 things Marshall or Lilly said on their wedding night WAS GREAT!
-Ted and that girl in the bar, first date I loved that parts!
-Do U think U're better than me? hilarious!
-But I expected more from the Barney & quinn connection! Interesting but not WOW. and barney doesn't look at Ur face when he is in a strip club!
-The I love U seen between R&T didn't came of right! disappointed.
At the very least it moves the story ahead... Barney is in his ''Changing for a girl phase'' and both the times it happened before, for nora and briefly for robin, i enjoyed both of that... plus no matter what happens b/w ted and robin, at least TED's love life is back in the picture...!!!
No offence to anyone here.. but i really liked this episode. because of one simple reason.. this episode had everything that HIMYM stands for... sure the show has progressed over the years.. but lets face it, It began as a journey we took with TED as he goes on his quest to find the ONE... A hopeless romantic, who blurts out I LOVE YOU on his first date, tries to make it rain so that his love does'nt leave town... Thats the guy we love... This was supposed to be HIS story, with the rest being the fillers... But lately, even while producing funny episodes, i felt that the show was losing its essence... pushing ted in the sidelines... While i love the rest of the cast, Kal penn included, but lets face it, this is not F.R.I.E.N.D.S, its a story of ted, and how he met his wife, and how his friends helped him on that journey... so yes, i know the new TED-ROBIN thing isnt gonna last... but it felt nice to see ted doing something that he is best at...
I think everyone seems to miss the big picture these days. What I love about HIMYM is I am now thinking why is ted saying this to Robin now? Rather than everyone else's take of "not this again", I think this is what causes Robin to move out of Ted's appartment and start her successful career. Every storyline needs a spark.
I liked Barney and Ted hanging out properly together this week, it doesn't happen too much these days. You think you're better than me????
I always think these days with HIMYM - Enjoy the ride, don't bitch about the ride the whole way and look for faults, because hey, you may just miss the ride when its finished ;)
So I am a fan of HIMYM and have been for years- I look forward to watching it on Mondays with my sister wherever we may be that week- and lately I'm feeling they are stalling. I wasn't completed opposed to last weeks episode, I completely understand the need for filler episodes and HIMYM does them well. Tonight though- I completely agree with you- fast, and furious chaos! I'm ready to see movement on the Ted/mother plot for sure- this felt like 10 steps backwards- I was literally screaming "NO" at the end of the episode- why would Ted do this again, I guess one more go of it was somewhat inevitable, but can we just move on!?
- I like the Barney twist and turns but I just dont buy it that "Mr. Smooth" wouldnt recognize the stripper-
- all in all it felt way rushed and I agree with you- no thrashing necessary-
Thanks for the review!
People need to disabuse themselves of the notion that everyone loves Barney and Robin. Their fans are certainly the noisiest and shrillest on the Internet from among the HIMYM fanbase, but that doesn't mean the coupling is universally popular.
Also, those who wouldn't mind seeing Ted and Robin temporarily rekindled are not, for the most part, living in denial that she's the mother. It's about giving the original, central relationship of the show a proper tribute, proper respect, and a proper send-off.
Furthermore, it's no secret that, long about Season 5, NPH became the de facto lead of HIMYM. A sizable element of that was the development of the relationship between Barney and Robin. But, this isn't primarily Barney's story. It's Ted's. Moving back in the direction of Ted/Robin, even if only brielfy, would refocus the story on Ted, reaffirm the centrality of his character, and could be a plot point that in some way eventually leads to Ted's meeting the mother
This was awesome!!! I want to see more robin and ted!!! brings us back all the way back to 2005 when the show was just starting off fresh and was something that nobody had seen before!!! For all the true How I Met Your Mother fans, this should be a huge excitement and thrill!!!
i hate all these new fans wanting more from a show when it gives you great episodes. these new fans are not familiar with robin and ted, since season 1, the first episode!! the trademark line was "I LOVE YOU" FROM TED. and here we are again. revisiting something that has not yet been closed or resolved positively. i love this episode. if you know the show and you've watched it long enough to already know that the writers are not going to give the audience what they want then you should know that they have been successful at that, and here we have a great show. the people that love robin and barney are idiots because they were miserable together, they had very few moments that lasted, WAY FEW THAN TED AND ROBIN but it makes sense for them because they might grow and change together to maybe love kids in the future, or because we believe that robin is not the mother. so what?? if your watching just for the mother then go fucking watch jersey shore or two in a half men.
Rosie, fair enough, you argued your point well I gotta give it to ya. I guess it's fitting that if anyone was to be able to manipulate Barney it would be a stripper. Mind games are a big part of their business, uh- so I'm told. I loved Slam-trak so much I just had to use it as my review's title, but my second choice was to reference T-Pain's hit song "I'm In Love With a Stripper." Maybe I'll get to use it on a future episode. So Quinn does this mean that Quinn is besties with Lily's doppelganger Jasmine?
Of course they were going to return to the Ted/Robin thing. The writers had hinted this in the episode that featured Ted's brief reunion with Victoria. It would have made no sense for Victoria to make that comment about Ted, Robin and Barney . . . and completely ignore it for the rest of the season, because shipper fans want the rest of the season to be all about how "Barney luuuws Robin".
["Rosie I don't think it's impossible to unnerve barney. Nora certainly helped show some new sides of him, I just didn't think three hours in a bar was enough to warrant him messing up what has become his trademark line."]
Quinn has been observing Barney for quite some time. It's very plausible to me that she would know enough to keep him offguard when he tried to hit on her.
This week's episode brought to mind imagery of one Henry Winkler and a shark...
I can't believe they went back to Ted and Robin. I'm so sick of Robin. Everyone and their grandfather wants Robin. How could they go back to Ted and Robin, especially after how she left it with Barney? And seriously...when is Ted ever going to be NOT desperate? UGH. I'm losing my patience with these writers.
But for the record...I enjoyed last week's episode. :-)
For the record - I liked last week's episode.
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