'How I Met Your Mother' recap: 'Puzzles' Goes to Pieces

Those HIMYM devotees who have worried this season has favored drama at the expense of belly-laughs are probably breathing much easier (and grinning wider) after last night’s episode.

Following December’s Robin-narrated detour, 2030 Ted was back from the future to narrate a story about Uncle Marshall recounting a tale to his late father's headstone (a deceptively dark opener for an otherwise lighthearted episode).

Getting over the mind-twisting fact that last night's episode was a flashback within a flashback from the future (my post-New Year's brain is reeling!) was easy enough given the bounty of choice one-liners. Speaking to Marvin Sr.’s stone slab, Marshall informed his deceased father that "The most appropriate way to honor your memory today... is to get blasted and watch the Vikings make the Bears their furry little bitches! Go Vikes!!" Read More...



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