Barney and Robin have gotten so comfortable in their relationship that Barney has put on a huge gut, and Robin looks like a makeup-less zombie that just hates everything he says. Ted and Marshall realize how unhappy these two are, but they're engaged in relationship chicken... neither will end it. They attempt to break the two up by sneaking a engagement ring into Robin's champagne glass thiking it will scare her off, but neither will back down in the game... they agree to get married. It's clear Ted and Marshall need someone more powerful to help... the Kraken (Lily).
Lily hatches an intricate plan to bring up all four of their major fights: Star Wars, dirty dishes, the Canadian-American war, and Barney's crazy ex-girlfriends. The plan goes horribly wrong but it doesn't matter, Barney and Robin already broke up before it was executed. Turns out it was a rough patch, the relationship just ran its course. At the end of the episode, Robin is back to looking beautiful and Barney is skinny, single and ready to mingle again.
Yay for having our old dynamic back.
Barney [prerecored on porn tape]: Hello, Ted. If you're watching this tape, and I knew you'd pick this one, you're now in posession of my porn. And this can only mean one of two things: either I'm dead or I'm in a committed relationship. If I'm dead I want you to honor my memory by taking my body to the Hamptons and recreate Weekend at Bernies. I want to dance, go fishing, and I want to have sex with a girl. If on the other hand I'm in a committed relationship, as your best friend I have only one request... for the love of god get me out of it
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Your girlfriend? She's your girl.. friend? She's a girl and a friend? Do not humanize the enemy, Ted.Barney
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