Marshall and Ted are men. Leave the crusts on.
It’s the middle of February (Not right now, but on the show. It’s September.), and that means Valentine’s Day. That means something different to everyone in the group. For Marshall and Lily, it should be a day of the annual watching of Predator, but Marshall is in Minnesota. Lily spends the thirteenth trying to convince him to come home. He does, of course, because they’re Marshall and Lily and we all need that.
For Ted, Valentine’s Day is a terror because he’s in a brand new and infinitely complicated relationship with Zoey. He runs away to play video games with Marshall because what did you expect him to do. Robin and Barney spend the night before Valentine’s Day in the bar because they’re the single members of the group and they can do what they want dammit. And it’s there that Barney meets Nora, Robin’s friend from work with a delightful accent and an enthusiasm for laser tag.
- "That’s actually true." "Wait. There’s more." "This won’t be."
- Robin’s fear of commitment is so bad that she feels it vicariously for Ted.
- Introducing Nora.