How I Met Your Mother “No Pressure” Review

In terms of what happened between Robin and Ted, tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother took the narrative exactly where I had hoped it would. "No Pressure" let Ted close the book on Robin. I’m happy they didn’t drag out the inevitable over the course of a few episodes, because as painful as it was for Ted to finally let go of Robin, it was long overdue.

There was a general undercurrent of vulnerability and sincerity that ran throughout this episode. Ted had laid his feelings bare for Robin. Robin returned and was honest that she didn’t love him the way he wanted her to love him. Barney finally told Ted about what had happened between him and Robin and even Marshal and Lily’s long time secret of placing bets on their friends was uncovered. Everything was finally out in the open.

I really loved the talk that Ted and Barney had about their Robin situation. In typical Barney fashion, he appeared to be holding back a waterfall of emotions behind his cool reaction to the news that Kevin and Robin had broken up. Barney’s persona turned off momentarily when he admitted his heartbreak to Ted but he didn’t admit that he was over Robin. Read More... 


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