Ted is going through his usual mourning process after his break-up with Robin. Barney encourages Ted to get out of mourning and become his "wing man" once again, but Ted isn't sure when he'll be ready to date. He decides the time has come when Robin, who went away to Argentina for her mourning phase, comes back to New York with a new boyfriend, an exotic Argentinean masseur named Gael. Ted wants to show Robin that she is not winning the break-up. So while going out with Barney to pick up women, Ted hooks up with Amy, a woman not generally Ted's type as she's a bit wild and lives on the edge. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have a double date with Robin and Gael, but Marshall and Lily, as Ted's best friends, vow it's only so they can learn to hate Gael, which ends up being a difficult thing for them to do. As Gael may become a permanent fixture in their lives, Ted comes to the realization that he needs to have some closure to his and Robin's break-up. Written by
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The patch on Gael's sweatshirt is a brand logo for the EVER clothing company; this logo appears several times through the series. See more
When Barney and Ted are in the jacuzzi with the two girls from the bar, Barney drinks from the bottle. Then he hands over the bottle to one of the girls and miraculously the capsule is back on the bottle. See more
Now, here's the thing. It sucks that you came back from Argentina with someone as awesome as Gael. And I know I have no right to be upset at you. We're broken up, life goes on, whatever. But you know what ? We-we never did this. We-we had this polite breakup with no irrational yelling and that's just wrong.
So I'm gonna yell irrationally for a while and you're just gonna have to stand there and deal with it, okay?
If you feel like you need to do that, then...
I think I do! I...
References Field of Dreams
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