HIMYM didn’t waste anything this week with the drama and break – ups that are going to happen over the next few weeks. Future Ted announces that he is going to skip over all the summer shenanigans because everyone was happy, in love making for some boring stories. Instead he is going to talk about events that happened during the month of October, which he deems as “break –up month” where every relationship will end, minus Lily and Marshall’s of course.
The episode then goes into the major issue that affects each couple, which is Barney deciding to get a pre-nup, which is not the average pre-nup. But rather a contract with all the way he wants his marriage to Quinn to be like, which doesn’t go over well with Quinn. His insane idea for a pre-nup features things like; her to pay every time she gains a pound and to add a couple more wives to the marriage. This leads to many disagreements between the two, who take it to the group, with the girls siding with the Quinn and the boys siding with the Barney. Of course these discussions lead to late night talks in bed, about ways that both the women and men could change in order to make their partner happier. Unfortunately, nothing good comes from this for the couples, but in terms of comedy, which I got to say was pretty funny stuff to watch. From Robin getting turned on by watching herself on TV to Klaus living with Ted and Victoria, running around naked all the time. These two stories actually had me laughing out loud, something that doesn’t happen too often.
The girls then discuses their nights, leading Quinn to come up with the idea to make her own pre-nup, for Barney to sign, which is pretty much as ridiculous as the one he wanted her to sign, to which I have to give her kudos for. As the girls and the boys begin to argue about each other’s annoyances, Artillery Arthur makes an insightful proclamation (for once and kind of out of character) that they should cherish their loved ones and talk through their issues. This goes into a really sweet moment, where they talk about their problems and are able to get through it. Well Robin’s was kind of strange and created another funny moment, but her love interest (who’s name I’m not going to bother remembering, cause he’ll be gone soon) reacts in a good way rather then the way you think, which I guess was good. Since I was expecting this couple to be the first to break up, I was dumbfounded to who it would be, especially since I like the other two couples better. Everyone leaves and Barney and Quinn are left to figure out what to do about the whole pre-nup situation, and they ultimately realize that getting married shouldn’t be so difficult and they don’t trust each other. This was a really sad moment, and rushed a little, I felt, but I like that it was done in a honest way and was true to the characters and the story. I was actually quite sad that Quinn is gone now, because I really grew to like her character and I’ll definitely miss her. Also, it’s hard to believe that Barney would get over Quinn so quickly, but I guess its just Barney being Barney.
Once the whole Quinn-Barney relationship ends we flash back to the bar, where Ted, Marshall and Barney are talking, in which he proclaims the single life will be “legend, wait for it…”
“…Dary”, “Legendary” flashing forwarded to the future where Barney is telling the guys how legendary his wedding (to Robin) will be and that he doesn’t need a pre-nup. Here we see the happy couple, just being that a happy couple. I really loved this scene, and am anxiously awaiting them to get a little ways down the road.Tags: How I Met Your Mother | Categories: Recaps
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