The beginning of Parade Rising.
Marshall and Lily are looking for a Nanny to care for their little one. Their selection pool is less than ideal.
As Ted and Robin try to help Lily get through her contractions, Marshall struggles to get back to New York City before she gives birth.
Ted's spat with Garrison Cootes, Barney's encounter with a crazed divorcée, and Mickey's basement apiary all throw kinks into Marshall and Lily's housewarming party.
Lily and Marshall's plan to officially move to the suburbs hits a snag when Lily's father refuses to leave. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang hits a strip club.
Marshall tailgates at his father's grave to keep a tradition alive. Ted and Barney start their own bar. Robin's pressed into service when Sandy is too drunk to be on the air.
U.S. Marshal Chris Mansanto loses a beloved partner in a shootout with underworld crime lord Vargas. Two new partners are assigned to Chris, a guy who is a bit of a bumpkin, and a woman who is too legalistic for Chris' tastes. Chris discovers that Vargas didn't actually die in the shootout and goes to the hospital looking to take his revenge.moreless
After a neighbor passes away, Hank and the guys help her son fix up the house to sell it. They are appalled when they discover Ted Wassonasong is buying the house only to tear it down and build a mansion. When a storm comes, the house, which has a poor foundation and materials, starts to come down and is going to take out Bill's, and Luanne and Lucky's house with it, unless the neighbors can do something about it. Bobby and Joseph discover the joys of being construction workers.moreless
Peggy has trouble selling a house. When she realizes that the current residents are scaring away the buyers, she hires actors to play their parts. When the dress rehearsal, at the Hill's house, is well received, someone puts an offer on the house, and Peggy agrees to sell it.moreless
When Peggy tries to up her game and get more recognition, by selling houses in the Arlen Heights community, she winds up getting sucked into selling kitchen ware and can't get out of it. Dale finds out Rusty Shackleford isn't dead, when he comes knocking on his door. Peggy and Dale agree to fake their deaths together in order to get out of their problems.moreless
Peggy loses her job at The Arlen Bystander and begins a new career as a real estate agent. Connie is shadowing Peggy and becomes her protege. After Dale buys a set of titanium golf clubs at a police auction, he gives the clubs to Hank. However, Hank has trouble playing with a set of clubs that once belonged to a convicted murderer.moreless
Hank has signed up for the "Parade of Homes" but just days before it is discovered he has mold in his house. The company in charge of clearing it away keeps making it seem as if the mold is getting worse and worse. Hank can no longer take it, and decides to get revenge.moreless