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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Robin Scherbatsky: [Kevin has just proposed to Robin, who's still unsure of an engagement] Haven't you always wanted kids?
Kevin: That was before I fell in love with you.
Robin Scherbatsky: That's the thing! Your future always had kids in it, something huge you would be giving up for me. I just don't think I could ever owe someone that much. I'm just scared that you'll wake up in a year, or ten, or 50, so I need you to be sure, okay? If we get married, we will never have children. Are you really okay with that?
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Coming back fast to its original awesomeness
18 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

MY THOUGHTS: - I was very satisfied at the end of this episode, which I had started watching with high hopes. My favorite series is quickly ameliorating from its quality crisis!

  • The much awaited return of some new 'Barney-ism' is what I loved the


most. The episode reintroduces, quite strongly, several of the classic elements of the HIMYM vein that make us love this series so much.

  • Moreover, after its first couple of episodes, the main story had


started losing focus in the seventh season. If I go into detail, I may risk a spoiler, so I'll just say this: the best thing about this episode is that the overarching story takes a more definite shape.

  • It seems that for the past few episodes before this one, the writers


had lost their heart from this series, because this episode is totally like one of those in the first few seasons that were surprising, amusing, funny, emotional, and replete with 'Barney-ism'. But this episode recompenses ardent fans and general viewers alike for the chaotic departure from the original charm of the show.

CONCLUSION: Go ahead! Watch this episode. I'm not saying it's a perfect 10 like the first and second seasons, but it definitely signals that they're bringing back HIMYM's A-game.


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