On the season six premiere...
- Ted sees a girl he likes at MacLaren’s, but a face from his past shows up and changes everything.
- Robin, still upset about her break up with Don, enters the bar down in the dumps and looking like she slept in one.
- Barney laments the end of summer and spends the night calling dibs on Ted's girl. Amidst a barrage of Barney-isms, he tells Robin she’s no Timberlake and there is no chance of bringing sexy back.
- Lilly and Marshal are trying to have a baby, but Marshal's relationship with his father makes for some early labor pains.
All of this is book ended by a flash forward to a wedding where Ted's is nervous about giving a toast at the ceremony. We learn that it is on this day that he meets his future wife.