How I Met Your Mother

Season 9 Episode 18

Rally

122
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2014 on CBS
8.3
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fire the writers

    2.5
    Where ever the writers from seasons 1-6 went, get them back as you are in desperate need of help. Please.
  • The Freshmaker

    9.0
    This is another really good episode in the show, yeah this follow up doesn't quite measure up to the Sunrise episode for me, but at least this was one of those follow ups that didn't disappoint me.



    What really makes this episode was in it's both the flashbacks and flash forwards, as we see each character making a promise to never get drunk which as you can easily see doesn't hold up. The one with Barney and Robin was funny as we get a glimpse on their future in marrage, when we see both still do legendary things together as they've gotten drunk in a far away locale and have a daughter together; however what make this funny is both woke up in the wrong apartment, how the heck that happened is anyone's guess.



    We also see Lily and Marchall, Marchall is the one that drinks out of stress when he things he's about to be whipped in the campaign for Supreme Court Judge but we also see how Marchall went bald as he proclaims how stressful his campagn really was and then we see a poster of him with a full head of hair which I thought was funny and a bit sad; it's true political campaigns really can take a lot out of a person. It was even funnier once we see Marchall has won he then gives a drunk speech which was a big reference joke to Batman, comic silver.



    There is also a little humor as to why Ted never eats bacon, as we see him become for mere minutes instantly addicted after eating one piece, he then eats a whole tub then of course gets a stomach ache afterward. I love bacon too but that is just crazy, let alone comepletely unhealthy with the amount of chlosterol bacon contains.



    Even liked that little story on how Barney's ancestors invented the Hangover relief drink which was clearly a rip on the Manhattan project story. It's obvious that story is bogus but it's still fun to hear and almost believable due to how Barney tells it. We of course hear the secret ingredant to the drink which is nothing and that the drink didn't really work, though it was tasty. But his reason for making that drink was a psychological boost for each of the friends when they got really drunk and feeling in the dumps in their lives, and if it wasn't for that boost all of them wouldn't of been were they are now. I thought that was really touching because it's true, sometimes we need a reminder every once in a while that everything will be okay and it usually turns out that way.



    The only one that really kept the vow not to get drunk was Ted, as we see a flashfoward that the mom after partying really hard at some sort of celebration of her new book released (so yeah the mom is a writer as well, more points for her and keep getting interesting mom) she has a major hangover and Ted gives her the drink which helps her and we then see both their kids come to them which was also really touching. Sometimes to get though the worst in life, all we need is a pick me up.moreless
  • Never Drunk

    9.0
    This was actually a pretty good episode, though a weak follow up to Sunrise. There was a decent balance of present, future and past to keep all flavor of fans happy. It gave us something new to canon (the elixir). It gave us a bit of humanization on Barney. And I absolutely loved Ted's bacon allergy. It was so perfectly Ted, as was the response to realizing it was a hoax. More of this please, more wedding sooner!moreless
  • Rally review

    9.0
    this episode, Rally, was pretty nice. Flashbacks and flashfowards is what

    an ending season needs. And also, it was comfirmed one more time by the gang that Barney really loves them.
Ray Wise

Ray Wise

Robin Sr.

Guest Star

Robert Belushi

Robert Belushi

Linus

Guest Star

Dexter Cross

Dexter Cross

Little Boy

Guest Star

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca

Daughter

Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie

Son

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