"How I Met Your Mother" The Sweet Taste of Liberty (TV Episode 2005) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Rather than go to McLaren's, their usual hangout, Barney convinces Ted to go to the airport with him to "pick someone up". It turns out that they're there to pick up some girls. While doing this, they fly to Philadelphia, get arrested by airport security and that's when Ted starts to wonder why he ends up in these adventures with Barney. Meanwhile Marshall has studying to do, so Lily and Robin do a girls night out and Lily notices guys are buying drinks and try talking to Robin, so Lily starts to wonder what it would be like to have her engagement ring off, and with Marshall's "blessing", she takes it off. In the end, Lily realizes that things aren't all that great with the ring off and Ted understands why he goes on these adventures/misadventures with Barney.

    - Written by goleafs84
  • The gang are trying to decide what to do for the evening, with going to MacLaren's bar, their regular hangout, as the most likely option. The one missing person regardless will be Marshall, who has to study. Barney doesn't want to go to MacLaren's again, and promises Ted a better time - a "legendary" time in Barney's vernacular - of which Ted is suspect since Barney's "legendary" times usually means the potential for disaster. But Ted hops in the cab with Barney, unaware of where they will be heading. Barney tells him that they are going to the airport since Barney has to pick up someone. Ted had no idea that what what Barney meant is that they're at the airport to pick up girls. When they set their sights on the girls of their choice for the evening, they find out the girls are not incoming to NYC, but outgoing, heading to Philadelphia. So Barney buys two tickets for him and Ted to Philadelphia. But midair, they find out the girls of their dreams aren't quite, nor will their dream trip to Philadelphia be quite what they expected. Regardless, Marshall, feeling left out, is determined to ditch his studies and join his two buddies in Philadelphia irrespective of what they're doing. By the end of the evening, Ted realizes why he's friends with Barney despite his flaws. Meanwhile, Robin and Lily hang out MacLaren's. As the night doesn't turn out quite as Lily expected, she tries an experiment with Marshall's blessing.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Barney's plan to meet girls at the airport backfires as he and Ted are picked up by airport security. Meanwhile, Lily gets jealous of Robin.

    - Written by KalanKeis


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