Ted and Henrietta cuddle. She feeds him chocolate cake. She gives him long, sensual foot rubs. Saget!Ted: "I'm not proud, kids."
Back at MacLaren's, Robin explains the psychology of keeping someone on the hook, for people new to this planet. "It's a nice little ego boost." Ted reminds her that she's keeping her cameraman, Mike (Don Nicolosi), on the hook, too. Robin denies it. We flash back to...
The Apartment: Robin is eating chocolate cake while Mike massages her feet. When he suggests taking it to the next level, Robin says, "Well, if you're talking about doing my laundry, I'm on board." Mike says she's got herself a deal. Ted, who is sitting at his desk, rolls his eyes, in the background. Meanwhile, Scott and I give serious consideration to bringing Mike on as a third partner.
MacLaren's: When Robin won't accept the idea that she's keeping Mike on the hook., Ted tells her she is Captain Hook. I keep waiting for them to reference season one, but they don't. Instead, Robin says, "Dude, I'm a girl, okay? Our girl parts are like a spider web. Sometimes you're going to catch stuff you don't want." Marshall cringes. Lily shakes Robin off. I gag. Ted ignores the unfortunately worded comparison and tries to hammer home his point, but Robin brings the conversation back to Henrietta. Ted declares he's going to call her up and hang out with her tonight. "As friends!"
Henrietta's Home: Henrietta (Catherine Reitman) opens the door and when Ted gives her a casual, "Hey," she replies, "I love you." She quickly covers. Well, sort of. She offers him a foot rub and tries to tempt him by explaining she's been practicing on herself. Oy, I almost need to watch this from the hall. Henrietta mentions she "threw together" a few things to eat. Her "few things" include a fricking ice sculpture, people. Enough said.