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Conclusion. Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.
Part 1 of 2. Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building; and Marshall and Lily bump into an oddball acquaintance from college.
As the gang prepares to head out to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.moreless
The Ducky Tie is the third episode of the seventh season of How I Met Your Mother. The four friends, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin, Ted Mosby and Barney Stinson, are meeting at Marshall's favorite Japanese restaurant despite Barney's dislike of Japanese food. The friends discuss Ted's recent encounter with his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, and Barney's curiosity about Lily's changing body due to her pregnancy.
The gang works together to plan a legendary bachelor party for Barney.
Robin's past as a Canadian pop star is revisited when Barney uncovers the lost episode of a music documentary series in which she was featured as Robin Sparkles. Marshall and Lily have some concerns about Ted's latest girlfriend.
Barney and Robin decide whether to keep their one night stand a secret from Nora and Kevin. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang goes to a "-palooza" concert.
The gang recounts their actions when Hurricane Irene bore down on New York City. Meanwhile, Barney seeks a way to stop wearing the ducky tie.
The rest of the gang tries to intervene when Barney announces Quinn's moving in with him. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin clash over subletting Quinn's rent-controlled apartment.
As Barney gets ready for his wedding, a flashback to Punchy's wedding has Robin wrestling with whether or not to reveal she still has feelings for him and Marshall and Lily trying to keep their pregnancy secret.
Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together to watch the Star Wars trilogy and imagine where they may be three years from now. Meanwhile, Barney and Quinn move in together.
On the day of her wedding to Barney, Robin suffers a panic attack. To help with her anxiety, she calls upon Ted to tell her a story and calm her nerves.
Ted tells Robin he still has feelings for her. Barney hunts for Marshall and Lily's sex tape.
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.
After Robin and Barney get engaged they start planning the wedding, however they still need Robin's dad's permission for it to happen. Meanwhile Tedstruggleswith letting Robin go. Marshall and Lily have troubles with Marvin, who never stops crying.
Robin receives bad news and tries to hide it from the gang. Marshall hopes to make his home's Christmas decorations the best in the neighborhood.
Robin finds out that, the world is harder with a ring. Marshall is trying new outfit which looks, that Lily loves. Ted is dating a younger girl and Barney isencourageing him to hold her from some reason.
Barney continues his pursuit of Quinn. Ted has to deal with Robin's old room, while Robin gets a taste of suburban life from Marshall and Lily.
Barney's developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives, while Marshall's widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.
Ted and Barney considers the pros and cons of raising a baby together. Meanwhile, Robin hopes to dissuade Marshall and Lily from moving to Long Island.
After Ted and Jeannette part ways, Barney steps in as matchmaker using the supposedly-destroyed Playbook. Meanwhile, Marshall gets some unexpected attention at an art gallery opening where Lily is battling to make a good impression.
When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him.
Ted and Barney's future versions attempt to persuade present day Ted to go see Robots Versus Wrestlers. Marshall and Robin have a dance-off.
At Barney's future wedding, everyone remembers when they made Ted go after a girl who'd gotten away.
Barney helps Robin break up with Nick when she is hesitant to do so herself. Ted and Marshall play basketball, and Lily and Marshall desperately look for some time alone.
Barney tries to get Ted out to make every night legendary. Meanwhile, Marshall obsesses over determining about whom Lily had a sex dream, and Robin gets a crash course in overnight fame.
Robin recounts to a therapist the events that led her to his office. Meanwhile, Ted tries to help Lily and Marshall withtheir pregnancy too much.
A determined Robin goes to great lengths to get back together with Barney. Meanwhile, Ted substitutes as Marvin's nanny, leading Marshall and Lily to realize that Ted is using baby Marvin as a replacement for his other babyâ€¦the GNB building.
The baby shower makes Marshall realize just how close fatherhood is for him. Meanwhile, Ted dates a slew of girls, all of whom bring up memories of Robin.
Ted is reluctant to break up with his crazy girlfriend Jeanette. Meanwhile, Robin becomes attached to Marvin after finally holding him for the first time.
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.
Barney gives Quinn a very exhaustive pre-nup, leading her to respond in kind. The guys put forth their own relationship standards, that the girls find unacceptable.
Marshall recommends his old law school classmate Brad (Joe Manganiello) for a job at his firm, but the interview goes awry, leaving Marshall to do damage control with his boss (Joe Lo Truglio). Meanwhile, Robin helps negotiate Barney's return to the strip club circuit
Marshall takes on his old friend/new nemesis Brad in the biggest case of his career. Meanwhile, the gang reminisces about their own run-ins with the law, leading to a debate over who was the biggest delinquent as a teenager
Robin is desperate to find her “something old” she buried in Central Park years earlier for the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask for Ted’s help packing for Italy, and Barney bonds with Robin, Sr..
Ted asks Marshall and Lily for advice as he considers the future of his relationship with Victoria. Robins discovers that Barney's new wingman isn't human.
A weekend Vermont vacation with Marshall and Lily sees Robin and Kevin discuss getting serious. Meanwhile, Barney meets a girl who seems to know his moves before he makes them.
Marshall and Lily are looking for a Nanny to care for their little one. Their selection pool is less than ideal.
The Captain asks Lily to relocate to Rome for a year to work as his art consultant, but she is afraid Marshall will resent her if she agrees. Ted and Barney notice a beautiful woman wearing a puffy coat and become obsessed with finding out what she's hiding.
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.
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.