Well that was quite an episode. I’m still not 100% sure what to make of it. The long and short of it, Barney and Robin slept together. They debated whether or not they should tell Nora and Kevin and decided against it. The one problem, they are spending an evening together on a cruise to honor Robin and Nora’s boss, Sandy (who is always hilarious!).
After a while, Robin and Barney decide that they are crazy for hiding what happened. They start questioning why this happened and Barney says it was because it was meant to. Robin asks him why he likes her because she’s a mess. He tells her because he is just as big of a mess as she is. They agree to break it off with Nora and Kevin and meet at McClarens at midnight to discuss “them”.
Well Kevin hits his head and needs to go to the hospital where he proceeds to tell Robin he loves her. Barney heads to Nora’s where her parents are waiting for them to meet Barney for the first time. Both situations are incredibly awkward. Barney handles his situation much better and is very honest with Nora. I loved this scene because Barney never made a joke or belittled it in anyway. He gave the situation the respect it deserved. It was sad to see for both Barney and Nora but we finally get to see that Robin is who Barney has wanted all along.
Midnight hits and Barney is at McClarens waiting for Robin. Ted, Marshall, and Lily show up after their concert (a little more on that later) and soon after them is Robin….and Kevin. The look on Barney’s face was heartbreaking. Finally Robin looks over at him and shakes her head no. Barney takes off back to the apartment and picks up all the rose petals and blows out all the candles, while Ted happens to watch.
Let me get the concert part out of the way. Ted gets more and more annoying with every passing episode. If it isn’t his painstaking search for Mrs. Mosby, then it’s him being insecure about his friendship with Marshall as Marshall’s life moves forward. Seriously, Ted is going to get on Marshall’s case about getting nachos for his pregnant wife? It’s obnoxious. However when you see the time lapse and how it was only 2 minutes and how it actually unfolded, it was hysterical. I just wish the writers would stop making Ted so annoying.
As for Robin and Barney, I’m slightly confused. Wasn’t Robin the one who wanted Barney in the beginning of the season and was really upset over him dating Nora? I know she’s now seeing Kevin and he’s a great guy but she loves Barney. She hasn’t been seeing Kevin all that long so now that Barney has professed his love to Robin (something she’s been wanting to hear) she would rather be with Kevin? I don’t buy it. In addition, now it seems even more obvious that Barney marries Robin in the season finale. There’s no way Nora would take Barney back and I find it hard to believe there would be someone else he falls in love with this season. So it takes some of the drama away (the little bit of it that there was). I’m not sure why this happened at this point in the season. Maybe there will be a point to this down the road but I’m not seeing it now. I’m all for building tension I’m just not sure this is the way to go. Maybe it’s because I’m ready for Robin and Barney to be together that I’m so frustrated…..ha!!! I do know this issue isn’t dead because now more than ever, she’s the bride Barney is marrying. I always knew it, but this episode solidified that for me.
What did you think? Did you like how this episode went down or were you as frustrated as I was? Let me know!