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We pick up from last week's episode as Ted runs into his ex-fiancee, Stella, at the corner.  It turns out Stella is actually with Tony (who she left Ted for).  Ted plays it cool, but later fantasizes about Stella coming over later.  Instead, he's surprised to actually hear his door knocking... but it's Tony.  Tony has been riddled with guilt ever since he stole Stella at the alter and thought Ted looked sad during their encounter.  His family has money and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make it up to Ted.

Tony starts off by offering Ted a job as a professor of Architecture at Columbia, which he turns down.  Tony then lands Ted an extremely high paying job to design a "murder house" for a rich guy.  Ted seems unwilling to design a murder house for some reason.  He tells Tony to stop worrying, he did him a favor.  Who wants to be with a woman that leaves a man at the alter anyways? Apparently those words hit Tony hard, because Stella next shows up at Ted's door.  Tony left her and she wants Ted to talk Tony into coming back.

Meanwhile, Barney got a speeding ticket and when the whole gang tells their stories of how they got out of tickets, Barney is convinced he can do the same.  He repeatedly speeds in order to get pulled over to try and get out of tickets.  After many failures, he gets pulled over by a woman that he's convinced he can get out of the ticket with.  Barney ends up getting arrested and makes his one phone call to Ted.

Ted receives the phone call while standing with Stella and agrees to talk to Tony if she gives him a ride to bail out Barney.  After doing so, Stella convinces Ted that the woman meant for him is on her way to him as fast as she can.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 4 Episode 23 Quotes

Ted: Tony broke up with you?
Stella: He said it was because of something you said.
Robin: You got Tony to dump Stella?!? I am very sorry, but I'm going to have to insist that you bump this.

Marshall: That's a line from a porno. I've seen that porno. Hell, I've made that porno.
Barney: When will you guys realize that the only difference between my real life and a porno is my life has better lighting?