Ted is going through his usual mourning process after his break-up with Robin. Barney encourages Ted to get out of mourning and become his "wing man" once again, but Ted isn't sure when he'll be ready to date. He decides the time has come when Robin, who went away to Argentina for her mourning phase, comes back to New York with a new boyfriend, an exotic Argentinean masseur named Gael. Ted wants to show Robin that she is not winning the break-up. So while going out with Barney to pick up women, Ted hooks up with Amy, a woman not generally Ted's type as she's a bit wild and lives on the edge. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have a double date with Robin and Gael, but Marshall and Lily, as Ted's best friends, vow it's only so they can learn to hate Gael, which ends up being a difficult thing for them to do. As Gael may become a permanent fixture in their lives, Ted comes to the realization that he needs to have some closure to his and Robin's break-up.
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first appearance of the yellow umbrella. For a long time, it was the only thing we knew about The Mother. See more
During the hot tub scene, Barney takes a drink from the liquor bottle. Mandy Moore
's character then reaches for the bottle and the cap is back on the bottle. See more
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References Field of Dreams
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids See more