How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 20

Trilogy Time (9 Apr. 2012)

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As Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together for their annual viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy, Ted begins to question if he will ever end up where he wants to be - especially now that Barney and Quinn are getting serious.

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Quinn has moved in with Barney, but not all is all right with the living arrangement as Barney doesn't yet feel like he can be himself around Quinn in all its good and bad, which is manifested in part by his evening ritual just outside his apartment building. He decides to take refuge at Ted's new apartment. As Marshall is also there, Ted suggests that they make the evening their boys only triennial viewing of the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) trilogy, this triennial event which began in 2000 when Ted and Marshall were still at Wesleyan. Although the trilogy is the centerpiece of the get together, it has historically been more about where their life is at that the present time, predicting what their lives will be like in three years time at their next viewing, and reflecting on why their prediction from three years ago went so awry. In most respects, the 2003, 2006 and 2009 events were remarkably similar, but many current issues make the 2012 event a bit different. Written by Huggo

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For the entirety of the 2015 flashforward, Barney's left ring finger is hidden. See more »

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When Marshall et al are on the boat, Robin throws the cell phone overboard. When the scene cuts back to Ted, he can still hear them laughing through the phone. See more »

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Veronica: Chester, you're not even dressed, the reservation is in 15 minutes!
Chester: [By the window with binoculars] Shh! He's back! Every night, at exactly 8:00pm, the well dressed blonde man appears
[Through the window we see it is Barney]
Veronica: Chuck and Dianne are going to be waiting
Chester: [Freaking out] You don't understand! Every night he does this! Every. Single. Night. He steps out of his building, walks exactly seven paces, stops, and SMILES.
Veronica: Honey, I'm worried about you
Chester: Is he trying to communicate with someone? Is ...
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Any episode of "How I Met Your Mother" with this many "Star Wars" references is bound to get two big thumbs up from this reviewer.

Plot In A Paragraph: The guys are hanging out at Ted's new apartment. Ted suggests that they make the evening their boys only viewing of the Star Wars trilogy, this triennial event which began in 2000 when Ted and Marshall were at University. Meanwhile Barney doesn't feel comfortable enough around Quinn to do certain things in front of her, and a neighbour starts spying on him!

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.

We also see the year Ted's daughter is born, so we know he'll meet the mother and have a baby with her before too long.


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