At an electronics store, Barney talks TVs -- plasma versus LCDs versus CRTs. After an in-depth discussion about the sharp contrast and true black color available on a CRT, Barney makes his purchase, and has his way with his new toy in the MacLaren's alley. He returns to the bar smiling, and Lily confronts him about his need to let all this stuff out, and tells him that her kindergarten class has Feelings Hour every Tuesday morning. I'd like to know how she gets kindergarteners to do anything for an hour. Barney says, "Look, Lily, maybe your kindergartners are upset that their friends are sleeping with each other, but not me. I have never been better." Oh, Barney.
At GNB, Saget!Ted tells us Marshall was still struggling at work. Marshall walks down the hall looking sheepish and carrying his magazine. From the cover, girl next door Kendra Wilkinson comes to life, whistles, and informs everyone Marshall had a big breakfast that morning. But then Marshall overhears his boss talking to "I-Can't-Believe-He-Has-A-Wife Donald" about how the whole 8th floor has been laid off, and it's a ghost town down there. Marshall looks straight at the camera (hi, Marshall!), raises his eyebrow and smiles. The 8th floor is indeed deserted, and there's scaffolding, dust barriers, tool chests, stepladders, and other construction-y stuff around. He approaches the restroom door as if it were a wardrobe full of fur coats just waiting to take him to Narnia. He opens the door and his face lights up from within, and is lit up from without. A harp plays as he crosses over to the other side.
At the apartment, Ted bids Robin good morning then comments that "that" was fun last night. She gives him the old "word" (she's such a boy). They high-five each other over her failure to throw out the pizza box, but the high-five sort of ends in a finger-clutching thingie. Ted laughs, bends down, kisses her and heads out the door. Inside, Robin is stunned. Outside, Ted is, too. They both say, "Uh-oh."
At MacLaren's, Ted confides in Marshall and poor, poor Barney about the kiss. Marshall deems it weird, and Ted stresses out about how it violates the spirit of their whole friends-with-benefits arrangement. When Ted worries that Robin will think he's getting feelings for her, Marshall asks if he is. Barney blurts out, "Yes, I'm in love with her!" When Ted and Marshall look at him, he affects a laugh and adds, "...Is what you -- that's you, dude." Ted insists the kiss is just a leftover reflex from when they were a couple. Still, he's concerned he's now blown the deal with her. Barney tries to talk him into thinking that he has, but Marshall points out that maybe Robin didn't think it was weird.