Well ladies and gentleman, itâ€™s the How I Met Your Mother moment weâ€™ve all been waiting for. Just kidding! We didnâ€™t meet the mother. But still, Ted and Jeanette have finally broken up!
I thought this day would never come (even though I already knew it would since they told us so in the very first episode she appeared in). I was glad to see him let go of their relationship. Though he didnâ€™t technically dump her like I was hoping, it seems like heâ€™s actually realized that they shouldnâ€™t be together. Finally. Also did anyone else notice how Jeanette burned the red cowboy boots? I was right!
Also, I think itâ€™s a little funny how after their break up Ted claims that he finally means it when he says he wants to settle down. Last time I checked settling down and finding â€śthe oneâ€ť are the only two things heâ€™s talked about for the entire series, ad nauseam. Iâ€™m a girl, and I havenâ€™t put as much thought into my future wedding as Ted Mosby has. This is his last relationship before he meets the mother. So obviously after this he does settle down, but I think itâ€™s a little odd to say he never wanted to before.
Something else I never thought Iâ€™d see happen was the burning of the playbook. And Barney was actually okay with it! Thereâ€™s still a little bit of doubt in the back of my mind that he has another one stashed away somewhere, but I could be wrong.
Barney and Robin seemed to actually connect today, which was good. I liked that Barney acknowledged that most of the time heâ€™s full of shit. It would really bother me if they started to change his character. I think itâ€™s because they havenâ€™t that Iâ€™m starting to come around to these two getting together. Though, I think itâ€™s mostly just because I know Iâ€™m still going to watch the show if they do end up getting married this season.
I was disappointed that the Marshall/Lily scenes this week were the least entertaining. After last week, I was hopeful that weâ€™d finally get some good material out of Lily. So I was disappointed when Marshall carried most of their scenes, as usual. Maybe I just have to give it time.
This definitely wasnâ€™t my favorite episode. More than anything, I wish weâ€™d seen more of weekend at Barneyâ€™s. It was the best play Iâ€™ve heard so far!