Lily meets an interesting person on the train to Farhampton, Marshall gets kicked off his flight to New York, Barney and Robin discover that they might be related, and Ted prepares to deliver a personal gift to Robin.



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The gang is heading to the Farhampton Inn for Robin and Barney's nuptials. Marshall has picked Marvin up in St. Cloud and is flying back to New York. A photo of Marshall and Marvin that Judy has just posted on the Internet has the potential to ruin Marshall and Lily's marriage if Lily sees it, and may also threaten Marshall's ability to make it back to New York in time for the wedding. Ted and Lily are driving out to Farhampton together. Ted wants the trip to be the best road trip ever, but his idea and Lily's idea of a fun road trip are totally different. Ted has ulterior motives for having his type of fun on this trip. Lily, not being able to take Ted anymore, decides to ditch him part way and take the train instead. She meets someone on the train that understands what she's going through. That person has the potential to be a life long friend, much like Robin has become. And Ranjit is driving Robin and Barney to Farhampton in his limousine. As Robin and Barney talk about those ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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23 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Beginning Of The End
25 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the first episode of season nine of "How I Met Your Mother" we get to see a decent amount of the mother (Cristin Milioti) and i am pleased to say she is adorable. An absolute delight.

Plot In A Paragraph: It is Friday morning 11.00 am. Fifty five hours before the wedding of Barney and Robin. Lily is driving down with Ted, Barney and Robin are en route in a limousine being driven by Rajit and Marshall is heading to Farhampton from Minnesota worried about Lily finding out he has accepted a job as a Judge in New York.

Cristin Milioti knocks it out of the park in her first real episode, and in looking forward to seeing a lot more of her. We also seen how Lilly met the mother before Ted, and her first "joke" is a home run. I really did laugh out loudly.

Barney and Robins trip is fun as they agonise over something.

Annoyingly we see Ted has snuck off to see if the locket Robin lost is in Stella's lock up. Robin is marrying one of his best friends and he is still making huge gestures to impress her!!

I would have rated it a 7/10, but I'm awarding a bonus point for the mother

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