Ted points out that the sun's coming up. Everyone takes it in for a moment, and then Robin says it's time for a "real" Last Cigarette Ever. They all agree, so they snuff out the butts they're currently smoking and light new ones. What? You'd NEVER make your last cigarette ever a half a cigarette. They count to three and light their last cigarettes. Saget!Ted narrates that they all quit for a while after that, but it wasn't anyone's last cigarette. Robin's real last cigarette was in June, 2013. Barney's was in March, 2017. "Lily's last cigarette was the day she started trying to get pregnant. And Marshall's last cigarette was the day his son was born." Oh my word, no fair that he didn't quit when Lily did! Saget!Ted adds, "And my last cigarette? Two weeks into dating your mother -- and I never looked back."
End tag: Big Marshall approaches 13-year-old camping Marshall, whose buddy immediately flees the scene. Thirteen backs away, but Big makes the international hand signals for I Mean You No Harm. "I'm sorry I hit you, buddy. I wanted to make it up to you by giving you this." He hands the boy a photograph. Thirteen looks at it and raises his eyebrows. "Wow, she's hot." Big sighs. "Yeah. Well, someday you're going to marry her." Thirteen: "No way!" Big: "Yeah, we're pretty lucky." Thirteen: "Totally." A beat. "I'll be in my tent." The Brown Coats in the audience yell, "Bunk. I'll be in my bunk." The Marshalls don't listen. Thirteen is too busy... um... rolling up his sleeping bag and Big is left outside to mutter awkward things like, "Oh, no. Wait, hey! No, don't, don't do that." Too late -- Thirteen has zipped the tent shut. Big smiles (self)indulgently. "Well... have fun for me," and walks off -- back to the future!
Hey everyone, I threw my back out last night. I don't know how or why, but I actually couldn't walk this morning (without great pain, and could only take baby steps). I intended to go into this, and that, and the other thing, but I need to lie down. And? This is a Weecap, anyhow. I'm always forgetting that (until my check comes in). One thing I wanted to mention though is that last night, after I filed the recaplet, I watched some episodes off the first disc of season 2. I'm once again wondering how long Ted's story has gone on (in 2030, I mean). He wouldn't even pause to let his son use the bathroom back in season 2, but both children were wearing different clothes last night than they were in season 2, even though all the "WHAT?!" footage is obviously old. Another thing I wanted to mention is Marshall's extreme growth spurt between ages 13 and 15 (which we just saw last week). I'd be all over the show for that, but I know how much my oldest grew between 12 and 13. I've taken a page out of Demian's book -- and have started calling him the Ginormatron. And a cousin of mine changed as much as Marshall did between 13 and 15. I mean, we're still wondering if he suffered from SORAS. So, although it was weird to see him look so different from 13 to 15 in the space of one week, I think it would have been pushing things way too far if Jason Segel played 13-year-old Marshall. Other than that, I really enjoyed this episode. The second half of the first half of the season has been pretty strong. It was good to see Odenkirk, and great to hear Fierstein. But most of all, it was just lovely to see these people all be friends. I hate to finish there, but I'm out of endurance and my bed awaits.