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Sandcastles in the Sand 

Robin gives romance a second try with an old boyfriend, only to have him break her heart...again.

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Robin is excited about seeing her first boyfriend, Simon, again, he who is coming into town for a visit. In reality, Robin wants to prove that she's done better than him since he dumped her ten years earlier. On paper, she knows she's done better, and even in person it is obvious to Robin's friends that she's done better, as he is just an older, balding version of his immature teen-aged self. But Robin comes down with a case of what Marshall calls revertigo: turning back into one's old self in the presence of friends from that era. Robin, not seeing what the others do, falls head over heels for Simon all over again. Beyond wanting to date Simon again, Robin gets another case of ten year old déjà vu. Meanwhile, the gang discuss and don't discuss Ted and Lily's cases of revertigo, Ted's in relation to his friend Punchy and Lily's in relation to her friend Michelle. And Barney makes it his mission to find Robin Sparkles' second music video which Robin had never mentioned previously even ... Written by Huggo

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Lily's high school friend's name is Michelle. Alyson Hannigan, the actress portraying Lily, portrayed a girl named Michelle on American Pie. See more »

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As Lily walks away from the table with her friend Michelle, Ted slips into the former's seat and Barney voices a wish that the latter can always be around. We immediately see a reaction shot from Lily, who's mysteriously back at the table. Barney comments again, then the next shows Ted back in his seat. Edit: This has been fixed in the DVD version. See more »

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Barney Stinson: I'm sorry, I've seen "Let's Go To The Mall" about a thousand times, and you sir, were not in it.
Simon: I was in the other one.
Barney Stinson: There's another video?
[Runs out]
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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Possibly The Worst Episode This Show Has Done
17 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the worst episode this show has ever done. Any episode that features Robin in a leading role is asking for trouble. Cobie Smulders is attractive, however she is not funny, and her scenes here are painful.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin is excited about seeing her first boyfriend, Simon, who is coming into town for a visit. Robin wants to prove that she's done better than him since he dumped her ten years earlier. It is obvious to Robin's friends that she's done better. But Robin, not seeing what the others do, falls head over heels for Simon all over again. And Barney makes it his mission to find Robin Sparkles' second music video which Robin had never mentioned previously even.

Even the end with Barney and Robin hooking up is not enough to save the episode.


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