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.moreless
When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him.
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.
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.moreless
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.
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.moreless
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 teenagermoreless
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 circuitmoreless
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.
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.
Marshall and Lily are looking for a Nanny to care for their little one. Their selection pool is less than ideal.
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.
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.
At Barney's future wedding, everyone remembers when they made Ted go after a girl who'd gotten away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ted tells Robin he still has feelings for her. Barney hunts for Marshall and Lily's sex tape.
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.
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.