Back in Minnesota, Marshall thanks Ted for coming out here and wonders if it's cool with Zoey that he's here. Ted says that she technically doesn't know yet, but things are just so complicated. Marshall starts lecturing Ted on holing up here in hiding, and then realizes they have to leave. Ted says they're snowed in; Lily got the last flight out. Marshall says they'll drive. They're grownups. Then he hollers at his mom to make them some PB&Js for the road, with the crusts cut off. He asks Ted what they're doing; they're men. The music picks up and he yells, "Mom! Leave the crusts on!"
At MacLaren's, Barney's filling Nora in on laser tag, and Boy Scout Troop 15's 2010 championship. She's actually super into it, and thinks it sounds brilliant. (I don't think I've mentioned she's British; she is.) Barney says Robin's his partner for tomorrow, and Robin mutters, "Yeah. I agreed to that." Nora wonders where Bev and Anna went, and we cut back to whenever some nerdy guys offered to buy them hot dogs, and they left with them. Robin's not thrilled that they end up caring about Valentine's Day. Anna assures Robin she'll find someone to do, but "Maybe do something with that hair." Nora says she has to leave now, too. Barney tries to keep here there with the promise of a magic trick, but she has to go to bed. She tells him laser tag seems amazing, though. When she leaves, Barney turns an egg he's holding into a bird (I know). Robin points out it's after midnight, and Barney hasn't gotten any action because he likes Nora. Barney, little-boy voice, "No I don't! She's gross. You like her. You think she smells like rain." Robin pretends Nora's back, and Barney gets all excited. Busted!
Marshall and Ted are driving back through the snow. Ted's asleep when Marshall imagines his dad in the backseat. He tells him his own secret: He couldn't see that great either, but he just kept driving forward, hoping for the best. Saget!Ted says they drove through the night, and got back for Valentine's Day, with no trace of his little freak-out for Zoey to see, except... Zoey shows up and sees Ted's packed Minnesota bag. She's all, "Really? An overnight bag for your own living room?" Then she pulls her own out and says they have a matching set. He thinks that was kind of presumptuous, and they kiss.