Let’s be real. There was no mystery over who would be the godparent. The way Lily and Marshall were going to reach that decision was what was interesting, but their ultimate decision came as no surprise. It was obvious that’s what it would be from the start, but still the only right decision they could have made. It could lead to an interesting custody debate later on, but thankfully we’ve seen that Marshall and Lily live for many more years.
At the end of the episode, Marvin wakes everyone up at 5:13 a.m., the exact time Lily and Marshall predicted he would. At this point the characters finally snap back into their proper roles, with Ted and Robin telling Lily and Marshall to go back to sleep, as Barney slips out the door to avoid helping.
In tonight’s episode we barely even saw Victoria or Nick. Both of the relationships are done, and the writers have milked everything out of them that they can. We got a couple of shorts jokes out of those relationships, but even those weren’t very funny. I’m predicting that at least one of the couples breaks up next episode, especially considering it’s called The Autumn of Break-Ups.
This episode didn’t really propel the plot forward at all. Except for potentially bringing Lily and Marshall back to a more prevalent role with the rest of the group, the show was simply treading water tonight. If an episode is going to be stagnant in terms of the plot, it should at least be a lot funnier than tonight’s episode was. Hopefully tonight was the low point for the season, and it’s all uphill from here.
Other Random Notes
- Ted talking about Cleveland sports again! And Barney is right, neither Cleveland nor Ted know how to deal with someone leaving them.
- I would’ve liked to see a cage match between the three, but yes Robin had a definite advantage.
- “Hit on sluts then do 10 shots.” I do love that Marshall and Barney always have to finish their melodies.
- Jason Segel is my choice for the next Price Is Right host.
- Professor Infosaurus was too lame even for Ted. I know Ted has some major dad moments, but that was even further than I thought he would ever take it. Come on Ted.