Marshall apologizes to Robin and talks about how different people love in different ways, and says that she's not a robot unless she's a highly advanced model that can take over the earth (so, Cylon?) and blah blah blah. His main point is: "One thing I do know is that if she's there sitting at the airport alone, I have to go get her. Those are the rules." Touched, Robin turns toward him and tells him to close his eyes. Marshall shifts in his seat. "I don't know how you heard any of that as me hitting on you, but..." Robin tells him to just do it, and then she opens the sunroof. The snow comes pouring inside the car. Robin says, "Now let's go get your woman," and then climbs out the top.
Barney and Ted hustle everyone out of the bar. As the last few band members leave, they overhear two guys saying that one day they'll own a bar, and they'll never have last call. Ted looks at Barney, and jumps down from his perch. "Come on, Barney. We said no last call. We've got to mean it." Barney reminds him Carl is due any minute and wonders what they can do. Ted says there's only one thing they can do, and we...
Flash to Ted's apartment. They've moved the party upstairs and the kids are all having a rowdy time. A drunken Ted proclaims to Barney that running a bar is a pain in the ass, and that they should just stick to what they know. Barney agrees, and then he has what you can tell he thinks is a great idea: "We should start a band!"
Ted says, "Of course we should start a band! How have we not started a band yet?
As Marshall (with Lilypad sign and hat) and Robin enter the airport, Saget!Ted narrates: "Kids, sometimes in life the planets align, everything links up, and your timing is perfect." Lily, pushing the keg on a dolly, calls out for Marshall as she looks around. Marshall looks around for Lily as he calls out for her. They each call out for the other again, but don't find one another. Dejected, Lily wheels her dolly over to a waiting area and sits on a bench. Marshall walks over and sits on the same bench. They don't look at each other. As Saget!Ted says, "This wasn't one of those times," the screen splits. Marshall and Lily are on the same bench, but it seems not at the same time. Marshall says, "Where is she?" Robin replies that she's in Seattle; her flight's cancelled; it never took off. Marshall starts to protest -- she would have called him...and then he realizes he didn't pick up when she called, and never checked his voice mail messages. When he does, he hears this: "Hey, baby, it's me. My flight's been canceled because of some snowstorm, and they couldn't re-book me 'til Thursday, so I'm stuck here for another two days. But it's lunchtime, and I love you." And we see Lily, in totally different clothes than she's been wearing for most of the episode (but she still needs to look into pants!).