How I Met Your Mother Review: Quinntervention

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I, Christopher Forrest O'Hara, solemnly swear that this How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Broath," was one of my favorites of the season!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but tonight's installment would have rocked my world at any given point. It had it all. We were treated to a diabolical scheme by Barney with Quinn's help; a fake history flashback; some tumultuous and tender moments between Marshall and Lily; and some plot development mixed into the emotional moments shared by Ted and Robin. 

Barney's got a monk guy? Of course he does. I loved the attention to detail there with the original bro chant. Barney was on fire this week and I guess we had Quinn to thank for that. He hasn't been this happy in some time now and it showed with all the Barney-isms and catch phrases to which we were treated. Self-five, Broman Times, sealed with a kiss, even Quinn got in on the action, making Barney painfully "wait for it."

I know there have been a lot of Quinn haters out there, but there was no denying the genuine connection between those two tonight. Their high-five was reminiscent of Marshall and Lily. Even fans pining for Robin and Barney to end up together could not ignore how awesome it was to see our bro so in the mo. His little head knock together with Quinn was so GIF worthy. 

Barney as Caesar

While it was good to see one character back to normal, the strain on Ted and Robin's relationship was anything but. The awkwardness was palpable as we watched them in the bar together, not sure what to say next. What did everyone think Ted meant when he noted how they would not see each other for a long time after that night? Was that the beginning of Robin's travels? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. 

Marshall and Lily's kiss and tell conversations got a little long in the tooth but they managed to wrap it up in amazing fashion when Marshall produced the photo album from his production of Peter Pan. The before and after growth spurt pictures made me lose my proverbial sh-t. I also appreciated the title of Lily's baby magazine, Small Fry

There was so much to ramble on forever about this episode, but if you check out my favorite How I Met Your Mother quotes from the half hour you'll get a more complete idea of why I enjoyed it so much. I feel pretty strongly that if you didn't walk away from the television with a smile on your face here, you might need to look for something else to watch because you just aren't getting it. 


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (210 Votes)

First of all: Wow the writers are just awesome. Before i watched this ep I thought: No matter what they are going to do with Quinn - I dont want her to end up with Barney. For the first min. I was happy: Yes she is a B****. But then, once again, without that i wanted it, even fighting against it, I have to say something, and i never thought Im gonna say it, but: I want Quinn and Barney... Look I was a Robin fan, but it just doesnt seem like they are right for each other. Yeah they both like the same stuff, but Quinn and Barney are a little bit like Marshall and Lily.. and yes, i know - they wont end up togehter.. it would be too easy to tell us that already, which brings me to my second point: If Quinn and Barney ever break up - pls do the same amazing writing - so I think: Thats ok, but at the moment i really like them


I actually really want Quinn to be with Barney. I've always been a huge supporter of Robin & Barney being together but i just think that Quinn is perfect and it'll actually be awesome if they do get married. Now that Quinn is in the picture i really think Robin is not right for Barney.


I still think Barney and Robin will end up together. And I agree with Tessa...just watch the episode 1 season 6 and then the first episode of this season...


i like quinn. i like how she an girl barney. i so want her to the bride


Although i do like quinn, i do not think she is permanent. i dont think they are gonna introduce 3 new characters at the end of the show(the mother, barneys partner, robins partner). sure she is making barney happy at the moment, but this season is all about timing and after that was the theme in the barney/robin episode tick tick tick, i believe that this is mainly the story of how they eventually got the timing right and got back together. it might take a while but i do think that is where the plot is heading. Also, the banner outside the church said 'everything has its season' and this could easily be a reference to their story. Just a thought.

C f ohara

Amen to all your comments so far. "Brybry" very good note on the Robin and Barney heart to heart. It added a great level of emotion to what was also an amazingly comical episode.


Barney and Quinn were awesome. This episode was awesome! It's been a while since the last intervention, and there were just so many things that I loved about this episode that reminded me why I love this show so much. Just awesome :)


For a long time I was hopeful for Barney and Robin to end up together but honestly, after the way Robin has treated Barney I don't want them together. Robin and Barney bought out the worst in each other, Barney and Quinn bring out the best in each other. I'm keen for a Barney and Quinn endgame completely.


Haha I think I'm with Katrina on this one....
I don't hate Quinn. I just dislike her. ;) But I loved Barney!!!


"The one person I want to talk to the most won't even look me in the eye anymore." --Robin. This speaks volumes.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 7 Episode 19 Quotes

Patrice: You seem so down today Robin, I made you cookies.
Robin: Patrice, stop smothering me!

Baby you're like twenty slutty chicks rolled into one.