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Coming Back – Season 9 Episode 2

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Just like that we are 2 episodes into the last season! The gang minus Marshall is at the Farhampton Inn. Minus is still stuck at the airport with Sherri Sheppard’s character, Daphne, much funnier this episode and Marshall still not funny. We learn that Barney’s brother James and his husband are getting a divorce, but are afraid to tell Barney since they’re the only couple that makes Barney believe in marriage. Lily drunkenly lets it slip that James and Tom are getting a divorce, but Barney handles it well and needs to clear out the anniversary surprise he set up in their room, including a life size erotic cake.

Ted and James have a quick talk about not living up on love, after James leaves the shot pans out and we see the Mother sitting next to Ted. We are treated to a flash forward one year in the future and see Ted and Mother in love. It was perfection.

Legendary Lines

Lily: …Anytime you see me without a drink in my hand, you put a drink in my hand. Are you my guy Linus?
Linus: Sooo you want the Kennedy package?

Barney: Lose the whole Midwestern shuckeysdoodle thing.

Lily: Thank you Linus.

Barney: Robin, no I’m not going to a strip club, especially right now could you imagine the day shift at the Crab Shed?

Barney: I don’t need them to believe in true love anymore, I’ve got you for that now.

Robin: Would it be alright if I nibbled on your brother’s ding dong?
Barney: How about we nibble on my brother’s ding dong together.

Mother: I was in the car all morning; I just ate a croissant crumb that I found in my bra. I’m disgusting.
Ted: Yeah I saw you do that and it was super hot.

Ted: Here you are, love in your eyes, baked goods in your undergarments.
Mother: Yeah you picked a real winner Mosby.
Ted: I did.

Moments of Awesomeness

• The staff of the Far Hampton in, Curtis the Front Desk Clerk and Linus the Bartender
• Herm dolling out rental cars at the speed of light
• The Stinson Curse, Moscow 1807, flashback – however the guitar solos were a little New Jersey for my liking
• The Sandbox and the Crab Shed – close and dirty strip clubs
• Ted and Mother’s sweet kiss
• Mother calling out Ted about being all “showboaty” about doing his crossword puzzle

Re-Return

Ted finally gets his room key and checks into his room only to find that Barney put all of the love goodies from James’ room in Ted’s room.

Lingering Questions

How long until Ted’s meltdown?

Am I the only one who hates Robin’s lady tux outfit she is wearing?

I wonder what other zany Inn staffers we’ll meet this season. So far they are 2/2.