HIMYM: Exit, Pursued By Bear

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: 7.09 “Disaster Averted”

Well, this episode was leagues better than whatever the hell was last week’s episode. There were still some rocky moments, but seriously, much better. And frankly, more How I Met Your Mother‘s style.

Anyway, the premise of this episode was rather funny. As someone who sat through Hurricane Irene in New Jersey (near the shore) — and throughout the storm said, “Seriously, guys. This is nothing. I’m from South Carolina. Haven’t you ever seen a hurricane before?” — it was funny to see characters with various attitudes about the storm all locked in one place.

Now, I will say, HIMYM did set itself up a wee bit fir failure. They took the goat mentality. Remember when HIMYM told us about the goat in Ted’s apartment? Then they took two years to tell us about it, and in the end, it was a letdown? Well, Ted may not have taken two years to tell us about the boogie board incident, but he sure took a long time for something that was a mere five seconds of the show (and we didn’t really even see the real action). I was expecting the majority of the episode to be outside in flood conditions (where a boogie board would be appropriate). Instead, we were inside, debating where to go and when.

Sure, it was funny enough — I especially loved that Lily and Robin were jealous over Ted’s boots. I liked that Marshall kept getting attacked by a bear (though at the second and third time, it started becoming less and less funny). But they certainly could have done a little more with the episode and the hurricane conditions.

Now, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t ask: Could Lily and Marshall really have conceived their baby on that day? I mean, we found out last spring that she was pregnant. So according to their calendars, that episode in May must’ve really taken place in August. That alone gives me a headache. Any thoughts?

Anyway, the real story here is that of Barney and Robin, who might’ve risked both of their relationships for that final scene. I guess we still don’t know who Barney’s future bride might be. Will Norah last?

It was a good episode, though. Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the slaps. Marshall had only on left and now he’s got two (after using two of the three he gained tonight). I really hope they don’t try to resuscitate Slapsgiving. Man, that would be awful. Really, really awful.

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