For a while I thought this might be the worst ever episode of HIMYM, till a very bold twist in the tale toward the end. For most part this installment was painful to watch, so this one doesn't deserve anything more than a 5.
I kind of liked the ending. Couple of events actually throw you off. One part was funny with Barney finally getting his fist punch only to crack another wise-ass joke to hold it up again. The nervous TV guy getting tossed off the desk was hilarious. A second sequence was totally off track with Ted finally agreeing to move to NJ, and Robin dropping the news that she was moving to Japan as a foreign correspondent. Sarah Chalke has played a very pivotal role over the past few episode. Its hard to imagine her as a serious chick after seeing her for 7 seasons as the energetic Elliot Reid in Scrubs. Its clear that the writers are trying to change the dynamics of the show. This changeover is taking its toll on the funny-meter. It's a wait and watch scenario.