OMG OMG OMG OMG … DISASTER IS SO NOT AVERTED! but I’m getting ahead of myself… and I don’t call it disaster… I call it WINNING! anyway…
Barney is running away from thieves… Barney is almost shot… Barney rescues a kid using the duckie tie… Barney is telling an elaborate lie about how he “lost” the duckie tie… Unfortunately for him, Lilly found it in the trash. Fail!
So Kevin (remember Robin’s boyfriend? Her former therapist? Yeah… I know… it’s still weird…) wants to know how the “Absolutely no boogie boarding” sign came to be on the outside of McClarens… it’s story time kiddies:
So Hurricane Irene is about to hit and Ted is freaking out trying to convince the gang to evacuate to his house. They agree to go but Barney wants to make a stop at his house first to pick up something. Turns out it’s beer and they aren’t going anywhere. Ted starts freaking out even more trying to convince everyone to leave… they’re staying, they’re going, they’re staying there going…. Then they turn on the news and discover it’s too late to evacuate… well, good going, doofuses.
Everyone parents, except Robin’s, call them to make sure everyone is ok. Robin plays it off that it’s no big deal, but it’s obvious that she’s upset that her dad didn’t call her. Her phone rings, the person says that its her father, turns out its Barney playing a joke on her. Not funny… way to be a douche Barney.
Meanwhile, Marshall is acting like a “creepy Edgar Allen Poe” because his insurance has run out and he won’t be put on Lilly’s insurance for two weeks. He’s clingy, making Lilly come with him everywhere he goes… or else he’s going to get attacked by a bear (yeah, I don’t get it either). Lilly just wants one moment of peace and Marshall says that he’s going to go to the bathroom… alone. He comes back and asks Lilly to come with him. Turns out Marshall wanted to apologize and he drew her a bath. Yeah… things get steamy… Guess where the baby was conceived?! Wow.
Anyway, they make it through the Hurricane and decide to go to McClarens to celebrate. It’s closed, but Ted has beer! Yay! They splash around in the rain for a bit until Marshall decides to take a trashcan lid and use it as a boogie board. And he crashes it into the window of McClarens. Hence the no boogie boarding sign.
Interwoven into the story was the gang in the present. Barney is begging Marshall to let him take off the duckie tie. BEGGING! He is offering money, but it’s the fact that Barney offers to let Marshall slap him in the face that really gets Marshall’s attention. Marshall says no, but Barney is instigating him. Marshall is so tempted but is reserving himself. Why all of a sudden does Barney want the tie off? He’s been wearing it for weeks without complaining… Well, Kevin figures out that Barney is about to meet Nora’s parents and he really wants to make a good impression (ugh… ugh, ugh ugh!). In the end, Marshall and Lilly decide to let Barney take off the tie… in exchange for 3 additional slaps to the one that he still has left. Barney agrees but then realizes what he has done. Too late, Marshall slaps him twice but hold on to the last one… Now Marshall has 2 slaps left and I am ecstatic that we have the possibility of another “Slapsgiving.” Robin helps Barney out of the pub and the two get into a cab…
And this… this is where it gets really good… So the two are talking in the cab and Robin asks if Barney ever told anyone about what else almost happened the week of the Hurriccane.. He says no. Flashback! Barney is apologizing for pretending to make a fake call as her dad. The two ALMOST kiss when her phone rings and low and behold it’s her father (dammit!). Back to the present. In the cab Barney and Robin talk about how it would have been a huge mistake it would have been when Barney leans in and the two begin to kiss and I begin to smile so wide and freak the hell out because I’m so happy!! OMG!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It. Is. About. Damn. Time!
Barney: “I’m going to like the way I look. I guarantee it.”
Marshall: “You may knot. With a k. A little tie pun.”
Marshall” “Nobody wakes up and says ‘Today I’m going to star in a Youtube video!”
Barney (to Robin): “If I go a day without talking to, then that days just… no good.”
Overall Grade: A. There was slapping, there was a Barney and Robin kiss. I am happy. The End.
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Next new episode of “How I Met Your Mother” airs on November 14th at 8pm EST on CBS.