After the break, Barney calls someone for help. Heads on a map shift us from Barney to Robin, still screaming about the woman on her windshield. Saget!Ted tells us why Robin needs a win: She's had a rough year, first with losing Don and then her new co-anchor Becky comes in all blonde and perky and cute and steals the show to the point that her face literally eclipses Robin's in the title cards. The woman falls off the front of the cab, so Robin pays the guy and jumps out. Folk music kicks up as Marshall runs by. Ranjit picks Barney up, and Barney asks him to take him to Gregor's. Marshall keeps running, and his folk song flashes us back to him beating various machines: Atari as a kid, his alarm, the jukebox. The lady whose cab Robin stole gets on Ted's bus and sits next to him, in pain. But she sits only through a half-second of Ted before taking her pain elsewhere, even though the bus is full. Barney spots a hottie and tells Ranjit to offer her a ride. It's Robin. Marshall keeps running to folk music. He runs right by Maury Povich, sitting on some steps.
Ted tells the bus driver boring architecture stories, since no one else on the bus has been willing to listen. Bus driver slams on the brakes. Robin wonders if Barney giving her a ride is his way of apologizing for this morning. He says he never apologizes, and also -- why would he? Flashback: Robin tries to have an actual conversation about how difficult her life's been as he uses her as a decoy while he scopes out Sad Face. When she talks about work, he's like, "That's just distracting. Say 'carrots and peas.' " In the car, Barney's surprised to hear Robin actually had something to talk about. She says this city is starting to reject her, what with the woman almost getting her killed and Maury stealing her cab. She says maybe she should stop trying. Barney says he had no idea, but Robin says it's her fault for thinking he might care. He tries to get her to talk now, but she tells Ranjit to stop the car, and leaves Barney with a "carrots and peas." Marshall's country song is getting slower as he's also running slower. This verse is all about him losing to machines. Flashback to him losing to cable boxes and a stapler. He huffs and puffs right past Barney's car. Barney jumps out and runs after him. Ted's talking to himself on the bus, while everyone else is on the other side. Saget!Ted says he had a realization that if you can't spot the crazy person on the bus, it's you. He gets out, and runs.