While out looking for Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women.



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Ted and Robin are out in the middle of the night looking for a missing Barney. Their conversation steers primarily to Ted's past love life, and their respective takes on the good and the bad. In this discussion, Ted also talks about when if any is the right time to let go of the things you love. Barney, meanwhile, is out wandering the streets in a drunken stupor. He comes across two young men named Justin and Kyle who are just coming into their sexual awakening. The threesome become mentor and eventually willing students. And after Lily storms out of the hotel room during her and Marshall's fight after he brings up San Francisco, Marshall continues the argument with several of the ghosts that are haunting that room. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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3 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Marks the final appearances of Ted's two longest-term girlfriends. Stella - Doctor in Los Angeles. Victoria - Owns a bakery in Germany. See more »


When Ted Mosby and his ex-girlfriend, Stella, are talking over the phone in the beginning of the episode, the Home Page of Stella's iPhone is visible when she's talking. Generally, iPhone's display gets turned off when it is kept on ear during a phone call.. See more »


Ted: When you love someone you just, you... you don't stop. Ever. Even when people roll their eyes or call you crazy. Even then. Especially then. You just- you don't give up because if I could give up... If I could just, you know, take the whole world's advice and- and move on and find someone else, that wouldn't be love. That would be... That would be some other disposable thing that is not worth fighting for. But that is not what this is.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Eternal Flame
Written by Susanna Hoffs,Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
Performed by The Bangles
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5 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a good episode. Definitely one of the better ones in season nine. I think that the show is going to finish out very strong, but the episode did lack in comedy, and the Robin thing at the end when she flew up in the sky like the balloon was a little creepy. But, I got what they were trying to do with Ted having to let her go. I was happy that Lily and Marshall resolved their fight. And, the Barney story line was somewhat funny. Also, I'm a little confused how Barney did all that stuff at 5 o'clock in the morning, but he's Barney. Anyway, I'm very optimistic about how the show is going to end, and I think the best of season nine is still yet to come.

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