How I Met Your Mother

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Jumping To Conclusions

Barney asks Robin if she's in love with him, and she agrees that she is, so he lets her know Lily spilled the beans about Robin Mosbying him. Robin admits she cares about him. "And, this kind of stuff -- the emotional stuff? It's not your thing. I thought I'd save you the trouble."

Barney says, "Maybe I don't want to be saved the trouble. Maybe I want the trouble. I haven't wanted the trouble in a long time. But with you, the trouble doesn't seem so... troubling." He sits on Ted's hospital bed. "I don't know. I thought -- I guess I thought you felt the same way."

Robin admits that she might, but she's not sure. "I'm not exactly the biggest confronter of feelings. I mean, clearly, there's something between us. Maybe my head was saying 'nip it in the bud' because my heart was saying something else." When he looks at her, she continues: "Look...I have feelings for you, Barney. Maybe I even love you."

Barney stands up. His voice deepens. "Whoa! This is going pretty fast, don't you think?" Robin is shocked by his abrupt change of tune, but Barney always was a sucker for the classics: "We have a really good friendship going. Why screw up a good thing?" He extends his hand to her. "Friends?" Robin takes it, shakes it and says, "Friends." He realizes she's Mosbying him again and gets her to admit it. But she then admits that's because she does have feelings for him, which makes Barney all skittish, again. As soon as they agree to be friends, Barney's pining for her again. Finally:

BARNEY: I love you.

ROBIN: Let's get married.

BARNEY: No, you're smothering me!

ROBIN: Okay, forget it.

They both scream in frustration, then fall into each other's embrace and kiss, like they forget where they are... until they remember where they are. Barney breaks their clinch. "You know what? We can sort this out later." Robin agrees that sounds good, and they hustle out of the room. Shaken. And stirred.

Saget!Ted carries us to current-day Ted's Rib Town presentation. He presents a (pretty lame, in my opinion) drawing of Rib Town. The clients hem and haw (yee haw hee haw) because they don't know how to break it to him, but they've gone in another direction. They unveil the model built for them by the firm they've chosen. It's a big, metallic, T-Rex (with the body of a cactus, right, Zach?) thingie, wearing a cowboy hat. The words "Rib Town" spin above the hat like a techno-halo. Ted grimaces. "Sven!" [Best. Callback/Re-Use of Existing Prop. Ever. - Z] We cut to...

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