Barney really is a diabolical genius. We're still putting together the pieces of his master plan to see Lily's breasts on this week's 'How I Met Your Mother' (Mon., 8PM ET on CBS). He had it orchestrated years in advance, in anticipation of the right moment and that moment was now.
Only, he didn't account for the unpredictable. After getting thwarted at a chance to see them for thirty seconds outside, he was held accountable on the original bet inside, that would have allowed him a more intimate experience.
But, he proved adept at the art of teppenyaki and with one shrimp in the pocket, he was on the brink of sliding into third base. So Lily chose the lesser of two evils and offered an impromptu sneak peek, distracting him.