Another week, another great episode of How I Met Your Mother. Although I didn't quite get the resolve that I had hoped for after last week's episode, I did get an excellent mix of drama and comedy as usual.
This week's episode finally put to rest the question of whether Stella is "the mother" or not. Though I did enjoy what Sarah Chalke brought to the show, I am also slightly relieved to finally have that resolved. Ted was becoming a bit of a dud around Stella, and as Robin pointed out his romanticism was being jeopardized for the comfortable life that Stella already had.
Interestingly enough they bring up Robin's own not-so-resolved past with Ted, and make Robin and Ted seem a lot more realistic in their breakup. Because c'mon.. what real life couples do you know who can lose all feelings for their ex and resume being best friends immediately after a breakup?
And though the second half of the episode was mostly based around the will-they-or-won't-they question around Ted and Stella's marriage, the first half of the show had some excellent one-liners as usual. And they brought back snitch-dog.
Most memorable lines of the episode:
Barney (reading brochure): "The Namaste Yoga and Meditation Collective"
Marshall: "I don't know about you guys but Namaste here longer than I have to."
Barney: "Dear Female,
Thank you for your interest in Barney Stinson..."
Stella's Sister: "your back is gonna look like a Jackson Pollack"
Barney: "...I regret to inform you that at this time..."
Stella's Sister: "I was a vegan for two years. I need meat."
Barney: "....there are currently no positions available."
Stella's Sister: "I'm a yoga instructor- every position is available."
All-in-all, another well done episode by the writers of HIMYM!