How I Met Your Mother has strayed far off the path of finding the Mother, and it could still be years before we find her identity. Luckily, the writers have sowed the seeds for a couple good plots down the line, so there is at least some continuity as the series progresses.
Unfortunately, these stories haven’t really moved far either. Marshall and Lily finding a mutual agreement was great, reflecting on Ted and Zoey, but it was the n-th time we’ve seen this iteration of Marshall waffling between GNB and his dream environmental job. Similarly, it’s frustrating to see Zoey stick around any longer when we know she’s not going to stick around and because her desire to save the Arcadian is beyond annoying.
Barney’s plot was funny, but in light of his meeting with his father, it felt a little cheap to see his motivations turn into a farce versus actual fallout. Still, it reached the level of epicness Barney is known for.
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