How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 5

Shelter Island (20 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Romance
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,229 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Ted and Stella move up their wedding date, but the wedding may not go off as planned after Ted breaks the "No Exes Rule" and invites Robin to come in from Japan for the wedding.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (creator), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 3047 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 25 May 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shelter Island" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shelter Island (20 Oct 2008)

Shelter Island (20 Oct 2008) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How I Met Your Mother.
« Previous Episode | 69 of 208 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nora Zinman (as Danneel Harris)
...
...
Son
...
Desk Clerk
...
...
Juice Bar Guy
Derek Shizuto ...
Host
Edit

Storyline

In part to preempt her sister Nora from stealing her perfect wedding, Stella convinces Ted to move their wedding up to that weekend on Shelter Island. Beyond Shelter Island not being quite the place that Marshall, Lily or Barney want to be, the wedding faces some immediate issues when Stella learns that Ted has telephoned Robin in Japan to invite her to the wedding, the invitation which she accepted. This move violates Stella's no-ex's at weddings policy as she fears that Ted seeing his ex will bring up old, unresolved feelings. The only thing that could be worse for Stella is if Lucy's father, Tony, was at the wedding. Ted is torn as he really would like Robin, one of his best friends, there. Lily thinks that she has a plan to get Stella to allow Robin to attend, but that plan has some unexpected consequences. When Robin arrives, she has her own admission for Ted. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 October 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Barney's formulas says: CH3CH2OH=OHOHOH. CH3CH2OH is the chemical notation of alcohol. See more »

Goofs

Stella states that she is born and bred in New Jersey, but in the scene where she talks about Tony not letting her daughter go to the wedding she speaks with a clear Canadian accent - her pronunciation of "aboot" as Robin is generally teased for is a dead giveaway. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Kids, usually a moral comes a the end of the story, but this one is so important I'm saying it now: never invite an ex to your wedding.
See more »

Connections

Featured in How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding Bride (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for an Invitation
Performed by Benji Hughes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lighthouse & Ferry at end of episode
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the end of the episode, a small lighthouse is shown with a ferry behind it. That is Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. The ferry is "The Eagle" and it is leaving the Nantucket terminal. So in fact, "Shelter Island" is Nantucket island. From the exotic setting show, it's portrayed as a tropical destination. It was a good episode but from being called "shelter island" I had expected some more outside, island setting scenes. Other notes: Nantucket island is 40 miles from the Massachusetts coast. It is 14 miles long by 3 miles wide. It's a very popular summer tourist area, with a population of approx 70-80,000 in the summer and 10,000 in the winter.


5 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lily and Wesleyan venus-will-reply
Quinn and Barney eclipsed-bythe-moon
What is never considered about the finale... fishyk
It's been exactly one year now joekabye-253-101994
Hint about the Mother in episode 9 of season 1 funtwo92
Nope don't get it. rosemaryfriel
Discuss Shelter Island (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?