"Ted. It was a VCR"-Barney
Wow. HIMYM really brought it tonight. I wasn't all that exited for this episode because I'm not a huge Ted-Robin supporter but, woah! That was incredible. My earlier wish was for HIMYM to show up "Once Upon a Time"...and they did. This was the best episode since "Symphony of Illumination."
Ted. This guy needs to get his life together, and the good thing is, he's getting there. No matter how much I hated this Ted-Robin thing, it was a bump in the road of Ted's search for true love. Now the painful part is over, he's come out the other side a little bit stronger. And now we can really see the story of how he meets the mother. A lot of people say it started when he got left at the alter, but I say it starts now.
They said this would be a Robin season, and they've stuck to that. She's a big tough girl, and it's interesting that she won't let herself have anyone. She was too scared to be with Barney, she couldn't bring herself to marry Kevin, and she isn't in love with Ted. This is her season, and she isn't going to let anyone else get involved in it.
Barney has been a real supporting character this season. He still steals every episode, but he hasn't had any that were actually focused on him. But we're going to see more of this Quinn girl, so maybe Barney will be back at center stage.
Marshall and Lily seem to be the players and Barney, Ted, and Robin are the pieces. They're writing out their lives, and they're getting most of it right. But as far as we could tell, neither of them are betting on Barney and Robin, but the fans are...
-"Ted. It was a VCR". Best moment of the episode...but...I still own a VCR....
-Long term bets.
-Don't you love how Barney can just call anyone to do anything for him? Damn, I wish my life were that easy.
-The end was perfect. And I hope I'm not the only one who went "OMG ITS THE MOTHER!" at the first yellow umbrella girl.
-"I GO TO CAMP IN SECRET!" oh, Ted. Oh Teddy boy.
-The little Robin-Barney montage was sweet.
LINGERING THOUGHTS AND/OR QUESTIONS
-Is Barney really over Robin? Is Robin really over Barney?
-Are Ted and Robin really over each other?
-The central question of the show was brought back around today...whos the mother???
-What happens next? Where do they go from here? Where does Robin go?