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01:22 AM on 03/20/12 
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rawspinner
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Haha, well you have a point and I've got no idea what the timeline will actually look like, but in my head it goes something like this:

Barney gets engaged to Quinn per her essential invitation (and if that girl aint a gold digger looking for a better retirement plan...)
We find out in the finale that, surprise, Robin is his future wife and thus we know Quinn won't work out
Quinn sticks around through the beginning of next season, but then the relationship ends early on
Barney and Robin get engaged during November sweeps (or they get together in November sweeps and get engaged during February sweeps)
Barney and Robin get married on next year's season finale
All the while, Ted has been avoiding Robin until the moment the bride requests to see him

Why might she be requesting to see him after all this time? Well, Ted made this promise a while back to be Robin's best man....and she needs him now.

That all being said, it would be incredibly difficult to keep Robin and Ted apart for that long, and it would also be a little sad considering next season just might be the last. I do like what they're doing with Ted and Robin though because it feels much more real to me than I often see in sitcoms. Being around your ex is not always so easy.

Some might say they're addressing Ted and Robin's issues a little too late, but I suppose it's better late than never. While this episode was a bit short on the gut busters, they did have some good jabs, but I found the overall episode more about moving the plot along. It'd be interesting if the show writers showed Barney's engagement to Quinn in the finale, then "BOOM' flash forward, Robin's the bride.
01:48 AM on 03/20/12 
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ummmm... wait, we have to wait 4 weeks for another new episode?
01:51 AM on 03/20/12 
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there are only 4 episodes left in the season, so there will be 2 more in April and 2 in May.
05:12 AM on 03/20/12 
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Great episode. Really enjoyed it. It was kind of predictable, but when Barney went, "What would get you to stop stripping?" I was all oooohhhhh daaamnnn. I love how the writers can at times really get me hanging by a thread in excitement.

there are only 4 episodes left in the season, so there will be 2 more in April and 2 in May.
agh son of a bitch
05:22 AM on 03/20/12 
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Those bastards.
06:05 AM on 03/20/12 
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4 episodes in 2 months? DAMMIT
06:11 AM on 03/20/12 
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I would love it if the bride is some girl we haven't even seen yet.
07:58 AM on 03/20/12 
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4 episodes in 2 months? DAMMIT

Network tv pisses me off......if this was on Cable there would never be space between episodes
09:17 AM on 03/20/12 
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Some might say they're addressing Ted and Robin's issues a little too late, but I suppose it's better late than never. While this episode was a bit short on the gut busters, they did have some good jabs, but I found the overall episode more about moving the plot along. It'd be interesting if the show writers showed Barney's engagement to Quinn in the finale, then "BOOM' flash forward, Robin's the bride.
That's pretty much exactly what I'm expecting. Bait and switch. They've done that quite a bit this season.

I agree about Ted and Robin. I'm glad it's finally come up even if it's taken this long.
11:19 AM on 03/20/12 
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4 weeks until the next episode? Seriously? fuck that.
11:38 AM on 03/20/12 
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The only reason I don't see it being Quinn, is because I don't see her becoming a regular on the show. Especially because she's starring in that show of her own with Bay. For that reason, I feel like it has to be Robin.

What has really got me puzzled is what's about to happen between Ted and Robin. Why was that the last time they see each other for awhile? The only reason I could think of, would be that when Robin and Barney announce that they are getting married, Ted goes away for awhile because he can't handle that.

Which also leads me to believe that when we saw the flash forward of the wedding day and the bride asks to see Ted before the wedding, that it will be the first time that they see each other since that moment at the bar.

The only problem being, obviously, Quinn. How does she get so close to Barney, move in with him, only to eventually be out of the picture, and replaced with Robin.

Well, for that I have a couple theories too.

Remember in the very beginning of the season? When they had that flash forward to Marshall and Barney at the casino?

This one:


I feel like that scene is upon us. Maybe Barney and Quinn get engaged, and they are out celebrating, when he receives a phone call that ultimately leads to the reason that they are no longer together. But then I wonder, why isn't Ted there? Which again, leads me back to my Robin theory. Barney & Robin get engaged, and Ted wanders off because he can't handle it. Maybe Barney is on the phone with Ted, and the look on his face is because he's in shock that he's actually calling. But I still wonder how Quinn is going to get out of this picture. Or I could be completely wrong. I'm making myself go crazy with theories over here. How many episodes is this season?


This had to happen before what's going on right now because Barney's wearing the duck tie. Didn't he get rid of it earlier this season?
11:43 AM on 03/20/12 
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This had to happen before what's going on right now because Barney's wearing the duck tie. Didn't he get rid of it earlier this season?

Yeah, I know. The duckie tie completely throws me off. But they never discussed what this scene meant, so it definitely hasn't happened yet. Maybe he makes another bet where he has to wear the tie again? I don't know. The whole things confusing to me, and I hate that we need to wait four more weeks to find out.
11:57 AM on 03/20/12 
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Why can't Lily just stay the fuck out of other peoples lives haha.
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12:04 PM on 03/20/12 
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These breaks between episodes are confusing the fuck out of me. I need to sit down one day and rewatch this season and try to get a grasp on everything that has happened.
01:59 PM on 03/20/12 
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This had to happen before what's going on right now because Barney's wearing the duck tie. Didn't he get rid of it earlier this season?

Yeah, I know. The duckie tie completely throws me off. But they never discussed what this scene meant, so it definitely hasn't happened yet. Maybe he makes another bet where he has to wear the tie again? I don't know. The whole things confusing to me, and I hate that we need to wait four more weeks to find out.

They could do a thing where Ted only later realizes he should have told his kids that part of the story, before moving forward, sort of like what they did with the goat, and how they revealed that Lily would be eventually pregnant.I always find it cool when shows go out of order in the narrative on purpose.

These breaks between episodes are confusing the fuck out of me. I need to sit down one day and rewatch this season and try to get a grasp on everything that has happened.

You're telling me. Four episodes in two months? I'm going to have to try my best to not go crazy.
 



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