How I Met Your Mother: Season 8, Episode 1

Farhampton (24 Sep. 2012)

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Ted convinces Victoria to take a brief detour before they leave together after she leaves her fiancé at the altar, and Barney's engagement to Quinn may be short-lived after she finds about his past relationship with Robin.



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As Ted and Victoria are about to run off together, Ted convinces Victoria that she needs to leave a note for her fiancé Klaus to give him some closure on the situation. But leaving that note is not as easy as Victoria going back to the church. Ultimately to help Victoria, Ted may have to overcome a childhood phobia. Meanwhile, Quinn, who does not have a lot of what she considers close girl friends, asks Robin and Lily to stand up for her when she and Barney get married. This request brings up the fact that Quinn has no idea that Robin and Barney used to date, which Barney has no intention of ever telling her. In fact, Barney has managed to erase all history of his and Robin's romantic past. Sleep deprived new parents Marshall and Lily, and some deep seated beliefs of Klaus' will directly and indirectly affect what happens between both Ted and Victoria, and between Barney and Quinn. Written by Huggo

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The word that Klaus keeps saying is "lebenslanger Schicksalschatz" (would actually be two words in German) and does literally mean "lifelong treasure of destiny". However, this is not a standard phrase in German. See more »


Victoria: [starts to write letter] Klaus...
Ted Mosby: Just Klaus? Give it some heart, the poor guy!
Victoria: "Dear sweet Klaus..."
Ted Mosby: Sweet? So what, are you still in love with this jerk?
Victoria: [Annoyed] I'm doing this on my own.
Ted Mosby: I'm sorry, I feel bad for the guy. I'm stealing the greatest girl in the world away from him.
Victoria: You're not stealing me. I'm choosing you...
[kisses him]
Victoria: because you are loving, you are caring, and
[gives note to Ted]
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How I Met Your Mother Farhampton
24 September 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Last season we where left with the sight of Robin marrying Barney but in present time it he is engaged to Quinn meaning that this show will go on for much longer still. Ted takes Victoria from her wedding day but goes back to deliver a note. Robin and Lily are Quinn's bridesmaids but she does not know of Barney dating Robin. To solve the angry women Ted must get Barney to seduce the women over the phone but even though he succeeds in placing the letter he leaves the car keys in the room. When Quinn finds out about Robin and Barney she gives her in 52 seconds his relationship with Robin but she does not take it well. When Klaus also does not want to marry Victoria so it seems that whole plot goes over very well. When Quinn confronts Robin we find she has a boyfriend so nothing should be wrong with her getting back with Barney anytime soon. When Ted sees Klaus he must talk to him but it seems like a waste to me and unfunny to use a German finance for Victoria. Boring return I thought as once again the writing was horrible, the show seems to want to go on forever and also some of the actors in the show deserve better then what they are getting week to week. Even at the end it seems we finally see the mother of the show but we do not see her face.

EPISODE GRADE: C+ (MVP: Cobbie Smulders)

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