'How I Met Your Mother': Happy Desperation Day!


It's Valentine's Day, which means that in the "How I Met Your Mother"-verse, it's also some fictitious and tangentially-related holiday dedicated to physical abuse and/or getting laid. "Desperation Day," as Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) explains, is the 24-hour period leading up until Valentine's Day, in which the single ladies are ripe for the picking. Back story is delivered in a tunic-filled historic reenactment, allowing Robin (Cobie Smulders) to do her generic/amazing period piece voice. (If there's still any chance of getting her in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," may we be the first to enthusiastically suggest?) So D-day is just another vehicle for Barney to have casual sex. Or is it? Our player is dealt a surprising card in the form of a beautiful Brit who smells like rain and knows his game all too well. But before we get to that, let's look at our other players, all avoiding Valentine's for one reason...



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