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As Fast as She Can 

Stella's boyfriend Tony breaks up with her after having a conversation with Ted, prompting Stella to come back to Ted with a surprising request.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Sarah Chalke ... Stella Zinman
Jason Jones ... Tony
Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Matsen (as Renee Taylor)
Amir Talai ... Richard Greenleaf
Peter Breitmayer ... Minnesota State Trooper
Nicolai Dorian ... Skateboarder
Azita Ghanizada ... Sexy Female Cop
Ezra Buzzington ... Highway Cop #1
Ron Roggé ... Highway Cop #2 (as Ron Rogge)
Joe Thornton Jr. ... Highway Cop #3
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Storyline

Ted runs into his ex-fiancée Stella and her husband Tony seven months after she left him at the altar. Instead of acting angry toward them, Ted is cordial, trying to prove that he is over Stella, which he truly does believe. Despite Ted's more than pleasant demeanor toward them, Tony has it in his mind that he has to make amends to Ted for stealing his fiancée since Ted, in his mind, looked so sad. After wealthy Tony makes some grand gestures to atone all which end up falling flat, Ted finally tells Tony how he really feels. Ted's comments lead to an unexpected outcome, which brings Stella running back to Ted. Ted, who really wants to be in love, has to decide what to do about Tony and Stella. Meanwhile, Barney has just received a speeding ticket. When he learns that all his friends have talked their way out of speeding tickets before, Barney bets them that he can as well. So Barney goes on a speeding mission, which too has an unexpected consequence. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character name Richard Greenleaf is an allusion to the character Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). See more »

Goofs

Barney is seen driving many times and getting speeding tickets, yet according to the episode How I Met Your Mother: Arrivederci, Fiero, Barney never learned how to drive because he's too scared. See more »

Quotes

Barney Stinson: Give it a week. You'll get her back. And her front. Oh! Did you feel that? It felt like a what-up quake.
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Performed by Michelle Featherstone
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A So So Episode
8 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

After the cliffhanger ending of the last episode, we see how Ted reacts to seeing Stella. Is she the mother of his kids as the last episode hinted at??

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted runs into his ex-fiancée Stella and her husband Tony seven months after she left him at the altar. Instead of acting angry toward them, Ted is polite and kind, trying to prove that he is over Stella. Despite this, Tony has it in his mind that he has to make amends to Ted for stealing his fiancée. Meanwhile, Barney has just received a speeding ticket. When he learns that all his friends have talked their way out of speeding tickets before, Barney "The Master Of Manipulation" had only one thing to do... Accept the challenge (even though nobody actually challenged him) that he can as well. So Barney goes on a speeding mission, which has unexpected consequences.

Whilst the episode is bogged down by the Ted storyline, the Barney one is a lot of fun, and raises this episode to a higher level.


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