How I Met Your Mother

Season 9 Episode 17



Full Episode Summary

While out looking for an inebriated Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women. Sarah Chalke, Ashley Williams, Abby Elliott, Tim Gunn and Bill Fagerbakke return. (TV-14 D, L)
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Sep 30, 2014
This is a stunning episode of HIMYM. One of the best episodes. It shows how important love is, what love is and that true love is allowing to let go. It has so many morals and so many lessons!
Feb 26, 2014
The worst episode of How I met your mother and I've seen all the others.
Feb 11, 2014
i have noticed when ted and robin are walking along the beach... they seem to have real chatter. Sure, it is written that way and that is the point, but in a way, like they were really saying goodbye... Enjoyed it... wish we had more time, of the characters just living .... like the way they do in this episode ( ted and barney) . . . Lily and Marshall: that was very spot on - for a real Life situation- but NOT a comedy / Barney: NO idea what that was... it wasn't even close to what the show is known for...very uncreative and -UNLESS- this set up, which has set the tone for season 9, is boring when u first see it, and then next episode, it hits you, and you smile... and "get it". either way, barney story didnt make much sense, it MUST be a plot building moment...I guessmoreless
Feb 11, 2014
I loved this episode too. This episode was about letting go to move on. Barney passed on "the playbook" by teaching two guys what he knows. As Ted lets go of Robin so Barney lets go of the Playbook.
Marshall and Lily are just sad and from what is told to happen in the future... Lily never really forgives Marshall and you can see it. You are right about it being spot on.
Feb 04, 2014
Great episode. That's 3 out of 4 that they have nailed and really 4 out of 7 that have been either very good or great. This one had to happen. And the way it did was very well thought out. The whole balloon being Teds best friend had to be for a reason. And the beginning when he lost it and said it took him 30 years to change his way of holding on to things, it was a very smart line. I LOVED when Robin went through all his Top 5 and Bottom 5 girlfriends and he also even before that when he told her the truth about Victoria and why he didn't marry her. Then professing his love to Robin again. We found out about the locket in a very smart, tricky way where they could bring back three of Teds old girlfriends and show his trip to LA. Then we finally saw in a very beautiful, metaphorical way, Ted finally after 8 years letting go of Robin by her floating away like the balloon did in the very beginning of the episode. THAT NEEDED TO BE IT WAS DONE TO THE SONG ETERNAL FLAME BY THE BANGLES WHICH WAS BEAUTIFUL AS WELL. We got to see Marshall and Lilly decide on where to go, and I thought it was also a cleaver idea, where Lilly tells him he is going to lose, and Marshall says he had her on the ropes and we find out she meant she was going to pick NY because it was better for the family, but he was going to hurt the marriage if he didn't learn to be more honest. Barney's was a little weak, but I LOVED the end when he gave them the "playbook" in pieces. He still had it after she Jeanette blew it up in pieces. He finally also has decided he is ready to take the plunge and get married. Again, way to go Carter and Baymoreless

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relationship woes, jumping back into the dating world, buddies and gal pals, Romantic Comedy, Sitcoms