How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 17

Garbage Island (21 Feb. 2011)

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The Captain asks Ted to help find out who stole Zoey away from him, Marshall withholds sex until he does something to help the environment, and Barney is reluctant to admit that he has a crush on Robin's friend.

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Zoey's husband, the Captain, doesn't know that Ted is the man for who Zoey left him. Intimidated by the Captain, Ted doesn't relish doing Zoey the favor of picking up a box of her belongings from her old apartment, but does it when she tells him that the Captain has left it with the doorman for her. So when Ted goes to pick up the box, he is dismayed to run into the Captain, who needs to talk to his good friend Ted about putting the man who stole Zoey away from him on the gangplank. Meanwhile, Marshall focuses his entire life on being good to the environment after watching a documentary on Garbage Island, this focus even to the exclusion of sex with Lily. Marshall finally opens up to his wife about why he has gone on this environmental bent. And Barney doesn't want to admit that his first date with Nora - his first ever date on Valentine's Day - resulted in him wanting another date with her. Robin tries to change that. Written by Huggo

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When asked how Ted met Zoe, he begins with "Once Upon A Time..." Jennifer Morrison, who plays Zoe, would go on to star in the ABC show, Once Upon A Time. See more »

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The airport overview for Hong Kong in 2021 is actually footage of New York's JFK airport in the early 1990's. All of the aircraft types shown will have been long retired by 2021, as was the Delta paint jobs on all of the planes, which was retired in 1997. See more »

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Barney Stinson: [refusing to acknowledge his feelings for Nora] I don't get smitten, I smite!
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A Fun Episode
28 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nazanin Boniadi didn't return as I'd hoped as Nora, but she was mentioned all episode as Robin encouraged Barney to call her, and he denied he was interested despite all his behaviour pointing to the contrary. So I won't give up hope she may be back just yet.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin tries to force Barney to admit he has feelings for Nora, the girl who made history as his first Valentine's Day date ever. After Marshall sees a documentary about garbage, he becomes obsessed with saving the environment. Meanwhile, Zoe asks Ted to pick up a box of her belongings from her ex-husband, The Captain, and his version of their split, is different from Zoe's.

Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney Stinson in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it.

Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel are brilliant, but I'm still not a fan of Zoe.


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