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: douchÃÆÃÂ©). 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!