How I Met Your Mother: Intervention


This week's How I Met Your Mother centered around change. Robin is moving to Japan, Lily and Marshall are moving to their new apartment, and Ted is moving to New Jersey to live with Stella.


As the gang packs up their belongings and prepares themselves to move forward in their adult lives they take a trip down memory lane. They think back to all of the memories they have had in their apartment and all of the things that have made their lives so hard to leave behind. I think there was a fantastic mix between sentiment and humor as they think back on all of the good times they've had together.


The intervention sequence was definitely one of my favorite parts of the episode. Apparently they become obsessed with interventions for a while, and start intervening at every chance they can to stop someone from acting like a douche (not to be pronounced: douché). Whether it's Marshall wearing his Cat-In-The-Hat hat everywhere, or Lily talking in a fake British accent, or Robin getting addicted to spray tanning or Barney going over the top with magic tricks, they are quick to form an intervention to stop the atrocities, which of course leads us to present day.


Ted finds the intervention banner after remembering that it had been burned, and must be new, and realizes that they have been planning an intervention for him... about Stella. After much kicking and screaming and declarations that no one wanted to change afterall, they make a pact that they need to embrace these changes and move forward with their lives. After a year, they decide, they will all reconvene in McLarens, but the most expensive bottle of scotch they have, and cheers to their lives.


And then they did the unthinkable! They flashed forward a year to show them all drinking that expensive bottle of scotch, saluting their lives, and left us with only the knowledge that *someone* is still living in the apartment upstairs. What a tease!


I'm pretty excited for next week's episode to find out what has happened to everyone in the last year- and who it is that's living upstairs in Ted/Marshall/Lily's apartment.


I also must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Barney-from-the-future bit.. his innovative ways to pick up women never ceases to amuse me! Awesome indeed, Barney!

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Oct 14, 2008 8:03PM EDT

i loved that episode! best one of series 4 so far, in my opinion.as for who will be living in the apartment the next year... they've already kinda told us it's Robin. of course we don't know why or who with, but remember the episode with the goat? it ends with Ted saying Robin was living in the there on his 31st birthday.anywayz, back to this episode! did anyone else notice that future Robin was wearing a wedding wring??? (well, at least it looked like one!)

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Oct 14, 2008 8:26PM EDT

aaah yes.. good memory! But that still doesn't tell us who else is living there or how it played out that way!
Wedding ring you say? Interesting...

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Oct 15, 2008 1:57AM EDT

Agree with you guys. This was my favorite season 4 episode so far. The intervention flashback sequence was priceless (my favorite being the culmination of the intervention intervention)!Also...this episode did the telling of the present-day story with flashbacks thing that HIMYM does best (the first three episodes had far less, if any, of this style of story telling).

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Oct 16, 2008 1:59AM EDT

If it was Robin who hooks up with Ted, then how come he reefers to her as "your Aunt Robin" to his kids????

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Oct 16, 2008 6:33AM EDT

Robin staying in the apartment doesn't mean that she hooks up with Ted. As you just pointed out they've already made it clear she's not the mother.

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Oct 16, 2008 11:44AM EDT

as you say, Robin is living there, and I think Ted is aswell because (and I'm not sure on this but) I think Ted says something along the lines of 'oh wait, Robin wasn't living with us at that point!' suggesting that at least Ted lives there still, I kicked myself after the revelation of 'going upstairs' for not remembering earlier in the episode that at least Robin was living there

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Oct 17, 2008 1:40AM EDT

I think teh ring was on Robin's right hand but I cant wait to see if Barney tries to stop her from going to Japan

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Oct 18, 2008 2:36AM EDT

We heard in a previous episode Ted telling the kids that Robin lived in Japan for a while. So I'm assuming that means she goes, but eventually comes back (hopefully for Barney!)

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Nov 26, 2008 8:39AM EST

For ChrisChris:
About the wedding ring : if you took the time to watch closely you would have seen that she wears the ring on the right hand and that she already has it on her finger at the begining of the episode. And her left hand his ringless so nice try but try again dude

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