How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 16

The Drunk Train (13 Feb. 2012)

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Kevin proposes to Robin, but will he take it back when Robin tells him she can't have children? Meanwhile, Barney and Ted try to score on the "drunk train" to Long Island, but something is surprisingly holding Barney back.

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Marshall and Lily and Robin and Kevin having been double dating. Robin and Kevin have had to endure watching Marshall and Lily fight all the time, while they say that they don't fight. Regardless, Kevin decides that he wants to move to the next step with Robin: he asks her to marry him. After thinking about the proposal, Robin thinks she knows how she will answer, but first she needs to clear the air which may change the picture entirely. Meanwhile, despite Barney having a sure thing, he acts as wing man for Ted. Quinn, the wing girl of Ted's prey for the evening, ends up being wise to Barney's manipulative ways. For missing out on his sure thing, Barney believes that Ted owes him one. What Barney wants as his payment, after hearing about it from Marshall and Lily, is for him and Ted to take the "drunk train" i.e. the last train out to Long Island where everyone inebriated is willing to go to bed with anyone else on board. The drunk train experience doesn't end up being what either ... Written by Huggo

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This episode marks Alysson Hannigan's 148th appearance as Lily Aldrin, exceeding her 147 episodes as Willow on Buffy/Angel. See more »

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(at around 11 mins) Robin, Marshall and Lily are in the apartment and a crew member's shadow appears to the left of Robin as well as a clipboard. See more »

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Barney Stinson: Ted, tonight is gonna be Epic- wait for it... Dary! Wait that's not it, how do I usually say it? Ugh, I hate this Quinn girl!
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"Contains Spoilers"
17 February 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Another twist in the tale? Well, maybe. Rather than beating around the bush with some odd jokes (as it was the case with the other episodes of season 7), this episode seems to be a major turning point for "how i met your mother" lovers to watch out for.

Still, "Aunt Robin" seems the key word to be deciphered. Yes, Ted pairing with Robin is again coming up. Look out for some development in Barney's character. Now I can eagerly wait for the next episode hoping that some suspense may be cracked.

I'm happy that after 15 frustrating episodes in season 7, how i met your mother is opening up a wee bit.


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