Since no one else in the group can make it, Zoey and Ted are going out to a function by themselves. Lily sees this "date" as dangerous territory for the two of them since Zoey is a married woman, and they all think Zoey's husband, George van Smoot who Zoey and by association the gang call "The Captain", has a sinister air about him. It becomes even more awkward for Ted when Zoey lies to the Captain, she telling him that she is out with "friends" plural. Lily believes the only way for Ted's friendship with Zoey to continue is if he includes the Captain in their outings. But when Zoey can't make the planned outing - a sailing trip - Ted is afraid for his life having to spend 6 long hours alone with the Captain in open water. Meanwhile, Robin and Marshall, who realize they never spend time alone together, decide to go out to dinner without the others. Their evening could not be more awkward, which they both realize. Marshall attributes the awkwardness and the two of them never spending ... Written by
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PLOT HOLE: in this episode, Marshall and Robin claim to have never spent any time together. However, in Season 4 episode 11 Little Minnesota, Marshall takes Robin out and they spend a whole night at a bar while the rest of the gang hangs out with Ted's sister. See more
[Ted meets The Captain on his boat
Well, I'm afraid she's feeling under the weather. Guess it's just you, me, and six hours in frigid international waters.
Or we could stay in dry land, hang out with some witnesses?
References The Little Mermaid
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