How I Met Your Mother – Episode 6-17 Review

The question in my mind through the season has been whether Zoey is the Mother. There have been hints dropped about the Mother, and none of them seemed to apply to Zoey, but the writers could easily pull some kind of wordplay on us. “Garbage Island” gives us the definitive answer, with Ted stating in the future that the relationship ended badly and he’s now married to a great woman. It makes sense given the main plot, which ends with Ted and Zoey both agreeing that Ted is the bad guy because he stole Zoey from the Captain. While I don’t exactly agree, their agreement and the broken egg analogy puts an onus on the relationship.

While the writers continue to drag on the Mother, they’re also dragging on Marshall becoming an environmental lawyer. After watching a documentary on garbage island, he goes into an ultra-environmental frenzy, putting off sex to put in green initiatives everywhere. By the end of the episode, however, he is still not committed to anything. More satisfying, Barney gets Nora’s number after Robin gets him to admit his feelings for Nora by offering to sleep with him. I started the season believing the wedding would be for Robin and Barney, but how about Barney and Nora?

Score: 8.7/10


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