Robin and Ted take advantage of Barney when he becomes "truth serum drunk," and Marshall does everything he can to remain in "pause" with Lily and avoid their fight.



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Ever since Marshall arrived at the Farhampton Inn the day before the wedding, he and Lily, who were just so happy to see each other, have been on a "pause" on the fight they would have otherwise had concerning Marshall accepting the judgeship without first telling Lily, which affects their planned trip to Italy for Lily's dream job. Marshall does whatever to avoid being alone with Lily when he expects that she will evoke the unpause. He embarks on a new task when he and Lily are eventually alone. But Marshall knows that the pause cannot last forever and that they will eventually have to deal with the issue. Meanwhile, Barney is in a state of inebriation that neither Robin or Ted have ever seen, at a point where he is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They figure that this is the perfect opportunity to learn certain things about Barney which he has long not divulged, as well learn the answer to an issue about the wedding that has been haunting Robin ever ... Written by Huggo

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20 January 2014 (USA)  »

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In a flash forward to 2017 Ted is seen wearing a wedding ring, but it is revealed in the series finale that Ted and the mother did not get married until the year 2020. See more »


Barney Stinson: You guys can't still see where Marshall slapped me, can you?
Ted Mosby: Your face looks like a "don't walk" signal... A palm reader could tell Marshall's future by studying your face.
Robin Scherbatsky: The phrase "talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening" doesn't work for you.
Barney Stinson: A simple "yes" would have sufficed.
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References Family Feud (1976) See more »


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Will there be a bear?
21 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Nothing good happens after 2 am." I don't agree, I watched this one at 2:30 am

But this episode gives us peeks into the future, with Ted and "Your Mother."

We are able to have the unprecedented, opportunity, to glimpse into Barney's inner layers as he is exposed for what and who he has always been.

That being a pleasant surprise shows us that Barney was not the cold calculating, sociopath we always thought he was.

I always wish my relationship was like Lily and Marshall's. I think we all do. A new tool is introduced in this episode, which could be invaluable to ANY relationship. Definitely makes me want to try it.

I loved this one. it was a lot of fun and really held my attention all the way through.

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