Tonight was the season 6 finale of How I Met Your Mother, “Challenge Accepted,” at 8PM on CBS 2 in Queens. Barney and Robin bonded while keeping Ted from getting back with Zoey, while it was the last two minutes that everyone watched for: the big reveal at the future wedding.
Though GNB was ready to start their project, Ted and Barney are fighting over who will be the one to press the button to destroy the Arcadian. Ted tells Barney and Robin he ran into Zoey, who asked him to get coffee and said she wanted to get back together. Meanwhile, Lily tries to comfort Marshall by getting him soup, which has given them food poisoning in the past and is going to do it again. After she got sick at work, she tries to hurry home in time to stop Marshall, but it’s too late.
Ted is worried about making wrong decisions for the new building, starting with the light bulbs. Marshall joins him, Barney, and Robin at the bar, and he’s planning to enjoy the three hours he has until he gets sick. It’s just his luck that he gets called in for an interview. Ted agrees to let Barney push the button and leaves him and Robin. He left his phone, and Robin reads a text from Zoey about meeting for coffee.
Barney can’t believe Ted would go back to Zoey just because he can’t choose a light bulb, but Robin points out he’s done it before. Marshall prepares for his meeting, including asking a neighbor for an adult diaper. Robin and Barney turn to Lily to try to figure out where Ted’s meeting Zoey, and she has a message from him that gives them a vital clue. On their way, they discuss how bad things got between them towards the end of their relationship. They wonder why people would get back together and use the Ted-Zoey relationship to talk about their feelings for one another. Poor Marshall; his interview consists of many things to make him sick.
Barney and Robin get to the coffee shop first because Ted’s busy picking out flowers. Marshall thinks he’s made it until the interviewer asks him for his own questions. He blurts out that he has food poisoning and runs out. Barney and Robin tackle Ted in the street, and he’s worried he only got his job because of Barney. They tell him he can’t run back to the past just because he’s scared, and they’re also talking about their own relationship. He agrees with what they said and asks an older woman to give Zoey the flowers. She gives them to the wrong woman, whom Future Ted teases out the audience by saying is his future bride before revealing she’s not.
Marshall gets home and vents his frustrations to Lily before sleeping all night. The next morning, Lily reveals that she’s pregnant. When it’s time to blow up the Arcadian, Barney lets Ted press the button. Later that day, Barney bumps into Nora and asks her to grab coffee. Is there a future there?
At the wedding in the future, Ted’s summoned by the groom, Barney, who wants his opinion on his tie.
How I Met Your Mother will be returning to CBS 2 in Queens next fall for season 7. Who do you think will be revealed to be Barney’s bride? Do you think it ‘s Robin, Nora, or someone who has yet to be introduced?
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