Monday, April 16, 2012

Season 7, Episode 21: "Now We're Even!"

"Lily decided not to tell Marshall about her dream involving Frankenstein and the teacup from Beauty and the Beast"-Future Ted
I know you guys are probably curious as to why I picked that quote, but that teacup holds a special place in my heart thanks to OUAT, so I thought it was cute. Anyway, really nice, solid episode tonight. It got into the big questions without getting too far into them. We're seeing Robin skyrocket in her career, seeing Barney getting emotional over Quinn, and seeing Ted in the green dress! So, I'm excited to start.
Alright, so I'll start with Lily and Marshall. It's nice to see them at more of center stage. We don't get that as much because they've already got their lives together and there isn't much of a story, but we still get some good laughs out of them, which is nice. Of course, it's ridiculous to say that Marshall will never be crazy again. You might as well say boulders will fall out of the sky.
Next up: Barney, Ted, and kind-of Quinn. Ted's such a good friend. Even though Barney can be a real shithead sometimes, Ted's always there, looking out for him, and that's really a wonderful thing. Barney...this Quinn doesn't feel right to me. I know I'm really just saying that because I love Barney-Robin, but there's just something about it that's off. We've only seen Quinn for a few episodes, and all of a sudden he's living with her, and he's 'in love' with her. Honestly, I think Nora was more developed of a character than Quinn. Maybe I'm just looking for reasons for it not to be her, but I just don't see it.
Finally, Robin. She's a big tough girl, she ties her own sandals and everything. But it seems like she's really a mess right now. It must be tough seeing Barney in love with another girl (even though Robin deserves it, I'm not going to lie), not to mention all that stuff between her and Ted. But she's doing really well. Her career is taking off amaaazingly, and she's finally going to be able to move on. HOWEVER, the creators of the show said that in the finale they would be paying off something they set up in "Disaster Averted"...any ideas? I'm hoping for something BRo related, but who knows, it could just be a slap in the face if you know what I mean...

-The green dress
-Barney: "Ted, ten years from now when you're alone and I'm president"...
-Ranjit sex dream
-Refernce to Beauty and the Beast/ Chip
-The night we...
-Rajit's maniacal laughter...

"Good Crazy" by Carter and Craig
When Lily and Marshall have a baby shower, Marshall starts to panic after realizing the baby is coming soon. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin come to terms with their relationship and Barney takes Marshall on a road trip. [2]

1 comment:

AndrewsMind said...

I thought this was a great episode! It was very funny & it moved along a lot of the story. Perhaps with the Disaster Averted thing it could be referencing that whenever Barney is in a serious relationship he cheats on her with Robin? Could he maybe cheat on Quinn?