Marshall is forced to rent a car to get to New York, causing Lily to start drinking and accidentally reveal to Barney some bad news about his brother's marriage.



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Robin, Barney, Ted, Lily and James have arrived at the Farhampton Inn for Robin and Barney's nuptials. At a moment when Barney steps away from the table during a meal that the five are having together, Robin, Ted and Lily learn directly from James that he and Tom are getting a divorce. Robin wants to hide this information from Barney as James and Tom's marriage - which broke the Stinson horniness curse - was the reason why Barney felt that he could now commit to one person in marriage. Ted gets an overly sympathetic hotel desk clerk in Curtis, who doesn't think Ted should stay at the Inn as it is designed more for couples than singles. Lily may also fit into that category when she learns from Marshall that he is still stuck in Minnesota and may not make it to Farhampton in time for the wedding. Lily copes with this news with help from a man she meets at the hotel named Linus. And despite sparring with her every step of the way thus far, Marshall may have to join forces with Daphne to ... Written by Huggo

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23 September 2013 (USA)  »

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In the scene where the Russian versions of Barney and James hit a gypsy woman, it is a reference to the Stephen King novel "Thinner." See more »


Barney Stinson: For the next 200 years every male member of the Stinson family was afflicted by the gypsy's curse: an unquenchable thirst for booty that no committed relationship could ever satisfy. That is until my brother James met his husband, Tom. The day they got married, they lifted the curse forever... Freeing me from the shackles of having sex with lots of different women. Although sometimes, Robin and I still use the shackles. BONDAGE-FIVE!
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Written by Nikolai A. Nekrasov
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First Glimpse Of Ted And The Mother Together
25 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The second episode of the final season is a bit of a mixed bag.

Plot In A Paragraph: It is Friday 12.00 pm. Fifty four hours before the wedding. Robin tries to stop Barney's brother James from revealing a secret, in case it freaks Barney out, due to a two hundred year old family curse. Lily orders a special package at the hotel and Marshall asks the universe for help.

The running joke with Lilys package was good fun, and I'm enjoying Robert Belushi's role as Linus.

Barney conversation with Robin in James's hotel room was lovely, and it's clear Robin does not have faith their marriage will work.

But the best part of the episode was a touching scene with Ted sat alone doing the crossword. And future Ted and the kids mother (Cristin Milioti) sat at the same table (one year later) our first glimpse of them together shows they have very good chemistry together

Cristin Milioti didn't have as much to do as one would hope this episode, but she is still lovely in her smaller role.

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