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
Did You Know?
For the entirety of the 2015 flashforward, Barney's left ring finger is hidden. See more
When Robin enters the apartment as 'Rhiannon' in Ted's flashback/forward, she plays a bass solo but her fingers are clearly not moving. See more
How 'bout you Ted, how's your life gonna be different in three years?
Oh, you know, the usual. Gonna met a nice girl and get married. I know I say that every year, but let's be honest in 2012, I'll be 34. If it still hasn't happened for me by then, something is seriously wrong with me.
[Him and the guys laugh
[In 2012, spoken sadly
Something is seriously wrong with me.
References Wheel of Fortune
Water Music, Suite Nr. 1, HWV 348: Hornpipe
Written by George Frideric Handel See more