How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Happily Ever After 

The gang tries to hide from Stella when they discover that they are eating at the same restaurant.



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Episode cast overview:
Shelby Zemanek ...
Andre Navarro ...
Waiter #2


For the two weeks following Stella dumping Ted immediately before their scheduled wedding, Ted outwardly is fine if not happy - too happy. Lily in particular thinks that Ted isn't dealing with what he is really feeling, while Barney thinks that Ted may indeed be happy in believing that Stella perhaps was not the one for him. Ted admits that part of the way he is dealing with the situation is to avoid running into Stella at all cost. But when the five go out for dinner and see Stella in the same restaurant, they go to extraordinary lengths to make sure she doesn't see them. While Ted contemplates if he should actually speak to her, the others discuss the people in their lives they most fear seeing and if they did what they would say to that person. Ted's thoughts of what he would say to her changes when he figures out her new circumstances. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

3 November 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The gang contemplate their past regrets while under a table in the restaurant 'Tapas'. When they exit, you can see that the show has again used the 'Nolita' restaurant from Kitchen Confidential (2005). See more »


Barney mentions he used to visit a girl in prison. During the flashback two girls in prison start fighting and Barney takes out his phone to take a video. The phone he takes out is an Iphone 3G (which was not released until the year the episode aired). See more »


Ted Mosby: Where are those almonds?
Barney Stinson: Gosh, where would Ted's nuts be? Hey, why don't you check the vise in Stella's garage?
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


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Not A Very Good Episode
22 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not a very good episode from "How I Met Your Mother" this time out.

Plot In A Paragraph: The gang suspect Ted is not as over Stella as he says he is when he tries to hide from her when they discover that they are eating at the same restaurant.

Its interesting enough to watch, but I suspect that I will skip this episode if I ever see it on TV.

I liked the flashbacks scenes (well the full show is told in flashback, so a flashback in a flashback if you will) about how Barney, Lily and Robin would like to dodge certain people if they thought they'd see them again.

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