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
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In the imaginary 2003 Ted imagines there is a sandwhich on the coffee table. A reference to marijuana that had been used throughout the series. See more
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
Kids, here's the deal with Trilogy Time. It all started a long time ago in a dorm room far, far away...
[Star Wars-esque credits say "Wesleyan The Year 2000"
Dude, if we fail this e-con final, for the rest of are lives we're not gonna be able to...
[Waves hands, unable able to think of anything
We won't know how to...
Do you even know what E-con is?
No idea, we're screwed. Well there's only one thing left to do at a time like this: watch the entire Star Wars trilogy all the way ...
Water Music, Suite Nr. 1, HWV 348: Hornpipe
Written by George Frideric Handel See more