How I Met Your Mother

Season 2 Episode 22

Something Blue

11
Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 14, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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It's still Marshall and Lily's big wedding day but now we're at the reception. Robin tries to tell a story but keeps getting interrupted. Barney tries his hardest to figure out Ted and Robin's secret.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Season 2 Finale and a secret (spoilers)

    9.5
    After the wedding, Lilly and Marshall have their perfect wedding then their flawed wedding, they have their reception. I too am not annoyed at all that Lilly is not taking Marshall's last name. It's not something that Lilly is doing for herself, just a choice. Although the last name of awesome is well awesome. Then we find out that something happened between Robin and Ted. This is what this episode the show, and this season so great. You are only told bits of pieces of their story, interrupting by Lilly and Marshall although not intentionally. It was funny how Barney tried anything to hear the whole story. It's find of like how some fans want to hear the story. I like how Barney forgot that it was Ted who stole the blue french horn. It's funny how hungry Lilly and Marshall and can't get food at their own day. It was then even funnier how drunk Lilly got. Ranjit!! Enough said.

    We finally find out what happened between Robin and Ted. It's not surprising considering not just the pilot, but other signs as well. Ted and Robin were a great couple. They dated for a year but in the end, they were just two different people. It all goes back to what Ted said at Stuart's wedding. While there is work, it should be easy when you are one you meant to be with. As is often the case a great song played after Ted and Robin's breakup.

    This was a great episode to end a great season. In fact it was legend wait for it . . . .moreless
  • Ted and Robin share a secret to Barney at the wedding reception.

    8.0
    Marshall and Lily are now husband and wife but as they try to dodge family members in order to get some food, the main storyline shifts to Ted and Robin who try their best to keep a secret but you know Barney. We all know Barney. They have no other option but to share without Marshall and Lily finding out. Before I start, I really liked the continuity in this episode as it showed and explained scenes from the past. It turns out they've been broken up for a couple of weeks and Robin has expressed her interest in going to Argentina for the summer. So she goes. And Barney shows his good side by comforting Ted at the end, which I really loved with the last line being Barney saying, "This summer is going to be Legen... wait for it..." And while I'm not the biggest Ted and Robin fan and I still wish Victoria would somehow turn out to be the mother, I found the breakup very sad, but still making for a good season finale. Marshall and Lily after their reception at the restaurant was great, and Ranjit driving them to the airport was the icing on the cake.moreless
  • We see part two of Lily's and Marshall's Weding Day. Barney finds out that Robin and Ted are hiding a secret and does everything to find out what it is. And yes it's a huge one.moreless

    10
    This episode was legen (wait for it) dary 



    The main plot was Robin and Ted’s secret. And throughout the episode we were led to false conclusions. And this is what’s “How I met your mother about”. There were great jokes about Marshall and Lily and a fantastic finale for Ted and Robin. For me as a Robin and Ted – Fan it wasn’t the end I wanted to see, and I was really really unhappy about the outgoing of the whole secret. But this is how it’s got to be.

    We see a parallelism to the season finale of season 1. We saw a united Marshall and Lily and separated Robin and Ted. In some kind it was great that they stood through without any big scenes without someone of the both trying to kill themselves because of the break up. They were at the point where they started. Trying to be friends but hardly able to be it. I’m interested someone new will be introduced in season 3 and if we will met Ted’s future wife. I hope they won’t kick out Robin but I doubt it especially because I see something coming up. The old Ted always talks about Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin so I’m excited if this is what it’s going to be.



    All in all a great episode which makes the time till season three even longer.moreless
  • Lily and Marshall have their wedding reception.

    10
    "Something Blue" is an awesome How I Met Your Mother episode and wonderful season finale. This episode is about Lily and Marshall's reception. I love how Lily and Marshall haven't eaten anything and they are starving. It's funny how every time they think they have the chance to eat, someone is already coming up to them and starting a conversation and saying congratulations. In this episode, I love how it reveals that Robin and Ted have some news but they can't tell anyone because it's Lily and Marshall's day. I love how Barney is obsessed with trying to get them so to tell their secret. I love how they reveal they broke up with a flashback with Robin thinking Ted was proposing to him and Robin giving a nasty reaction. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • A fantastic finale to a fantastic season, featuring everything I love about HIMYM.

    10
    Something that never fails to amaze and impress me in a television show is respect for continuity. Referring to previous episodes or referencing past events or continuing threads that broke off earlier make for excellent prizes for the consistent fan and How I Met Your Mother, particularly in this latest season of number 2, does it and does it right.



    What with the last few episodes of the season featuring various points throughout the wedding of Lily and Marshall all sewn together to create a seamless tapestry of awesome, I found myself looking forward to each new episode to fill in the holes left open previously. Like the sauce all over Ted and Robin.



    As for Ted and Robin's story, not only did it have some great twists and turns leading up to the final revelation, it, like the show consistently does amazingly, maintains hilarity amidst the real drama and pain. And for that, I love love love this show.



    And that ending, with Barney's key line?



    Brilliant.



    Can't can't can't wait for season 3.moreless
K Callan

K Callan

Grandma Lois

Guest Star

Gary Kraus

Gary Kraus

Wedding Videographer

Guest Star

Mark Cirillo

Mark Cirillo

Waiter

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Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Marshall Manesh

Marshall Manesh

Ranjit

Recurring Role

Ron Nicolosi

Ron Nicolosi

Mike

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Robin doesn't like kids, and that even was the reason she and Ted broke up. Yet she walks off to dance with the little boy at the end of the episode.

    • When the proposal takes place, the bride-to-be has her left hand over her mouth the whole time, therefore the groom-to-be must have placed the ring on her right finger.

    • The proposal in the restaurant was authentic. Tim Russo asked one of the writer's assistants if he could visit and propose to Jana Rugan on the HIMYM set, who then asked Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. They accepted.

      To keep Jana unaware, the first few takes had a different person announcing it was his ring; after a code phrase, Tim stood up and announced it was his, and then proposed to Jana. Jana's acceptance had to be dubbed in post-production due to her being overcome with emotion at being asked.

    • In Single Stamina, Ted and Robin are shown dancing together, despite the fact that the scene takes place after this episode (as indicated by Marshall referring to Lily as his wife) and therefore are broken up.

      The scene from Single Stamina was written to be vague enough that they could either be together (as judged from the dancing) or broken up (as the point behind the episode is that couples don't stay out late, and Ted and Robin stayed out post-Marshall and Lily).

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Robin: Wait, I can't do this to you. I want to go to Argentina, but you want to have kids.
      Ted: Oh, right, because there's no kids in Argentina. On Santa's map there's a big X over Argentina.

    • Robin: I'm a journalist. My career could take me anywhere, and I hope it does.
      Ted: I'm an architect. I could go anywhere, too. They have buildings in Argentina and Paris. And even Tokyo; I don't know if you ever saw Godzilla, but he wasn't knocking down a bunch of tents.

    • Lily: Oh... does it make you kind of sad that we don't share the same last name?
      Marshall: You know, in a totally evolved 21st century kind of way, a little.
      Lily: Oh... you know what we should do? We should come up with a whole new last name.
      Marshall: Oh, that's easy. Lily and Marshall Skywalker.
      Lily: Lily and Marshall Hasselhoff.
      Marshall: I got it! You ready? You ready?
      Lily: Yeah?
      Marshall: Lily and Marshall Awesome. Have you met the Awesomes? Marshall, Lily, their son Totally and their daughter Frickin?
      (Both giggle)
      Lily: I love you, Mr. Awesome.
      Marshall: I love you, Mrs. Awesome.

    • Ted: Alright, have fun in Scotland. See the Loch Ness monster, tell him Ted Mosby says, 'What's up?'
      Marshall: Nessie is a she, Ted, come on.

    • Barney: You'll be at home with the kid, while I am out awesome-ing. All over the place. (turns to Robin) And you gonna be fat.

    • Robin: You stole the blue French horn for me.
      Ted: I would have stolen you a whole orchestra.

    • Ted: Okay, time to get the horn back to the bistro.
      Robin: Oh, Ted, I don't know if I can go again; that tuckered me out.
      Ted: Not a euphemism.

    • Barney: Getting married, having kids, it's all a mistake, a horrible horrible mistake.
      Videographer: Gawd this guy's giving me nothing.

    • Barney: This is going to be legen- wait for it...
      To be continued

    • Videographer: Anything you want to say to the bride and groom?
      Barney: Don't get married.
      Videographer: I'll come back.

    • Lily: (giddy) I just had four strawberries.
      Ted: Was there a side of champagne with each of them?
      Lily: (burping) Yes.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The German episode title is "Kinder oder Argentinien", meaning "Kids or Argentina". The French title is "Les Poupées Russes", meaning "The Russian Dolls". The Italian title is "Fine di una storia", meaning "The End of a Story".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: February 10, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Awards and Nominations:
      This episode won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series.
      This episode was nominated for the 2008 Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Multi-Camera Television Series.

    • Music: "No One Here" by The 88; "Sea Green See Blue" by Jaymay

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Ted and Barney's end dialogue is reminiscent of the ending of nearly every Boston Legal episode. Both times two main characters are drinking whiskey while smoking cigars on a balcony summarizing the events past.

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