City Streets; Four Months Later: As Lily approaches MacLaren's she is stopped dead in her tracks by a pretzel vendor who looks just like Barney. She runs into the bar and back to the booth, and when she finds Barney in the booth with Robin, Marshall and Ted, she cries, "Yes, you're here. This is fantastic." Barney: "Lady, simmer. Your husband is right here. At least attempt to hide it." Lily can't contain her excitement. She drags them outside to see the pretzel guy. "Guys, look -- the fifth doppelganger!" The gang eyes him and finds he looks nothing like the Barnacle. Robin and Barney are both ready to correct her, until Marshall employs telepathy to shut them up. Marshall's Mind: "Guys, go with it." Saget!Ted tells the kids that they can ask the universe for signs all they want, but ultimately, people only see what they want to see. The gang corrects their actions. Marshall: "It's...uncanny." Robin: "Just like Barney." Ted: "Amazing." Barney: "Like looking in the mirror." Lily's back is to him, so he then cringes. Marshall steps forward from the gang and approaches his wife. "So, uh... does this mean..." Lily smiles as she grabs him 'round the waist. "Marshall Eriksen, put a baby in my belly." As they kiss, Ted, Robin and Barney rejoice quietly in the background.
There's no end tag, so that's it for this episode and this season. I'm not sure whether or not I'll see you, in this space, come fall. I'm going to take my nice, long break and think it over. That said, I've had a wonderful time covering this show. It's great when a recapper loves the show she's covering. It can also be great when a recapper hates the show, but loves recapping it. Right now, I don't hate the show, but I hate recapping it with a fiery passion. Thank you all for all of your e-mails, tweets and forum feedback. Were it not for you and my sneaking (and sadly wrong) suspicion that we'd meet the mother in this episode, I'd have been gone earlier this season. You're bright, thoughtful, funny, generous, supportive, and kind. Enjoy your summer, and keep your fingers crossed that next season picks up.