At Ted's, Robin says, "It was weird. Weird. Weird. Weird. Weird. Weird. W-I-E-R-D [sic] weird." Lily corrects her spelling, and Robin says, "C'mon Lily, nobody likes a Ted." Ouch. Undeterred, Lily goes into her I-told-you-so speech about exes relapsing, and how someone always gets hurt. "Story of my life. My cuteness interferes with people hearing my message." And how cute does Hannigan look here, by the way? You can tell by her face that she's expecting, and it makes her look far younger than her years. I want to give her a big glass of milk. And maybe some cookies, even though they're probably not on the What To Expect diet. Robin asks Lily what she should do. And we cut to...
MacLaren's: Barney says to Ted, "There's only one thing to do. You have to stop sleeping together. Please." Aww. At Ted's, Robin is coming to the same conclusion, minus the "please." She says with her and Ted it's like cigarettes. You think you can have one when you're drunk, and the next thing you know you're smoking a carton a week. She tells Lily she thinks she has to end it. At MacLaren's, Ted tells Barney and Marshall he has to end it.
Cut to Ted and Robin having a very mature, subdued conversation about ending it, and they conclude their conversation with a handshake. Later, Ted goes to the fridge and discovers an empty milk bottle. He bellows out, "Robin" and the next thing you know, they're back in bed, and Ted's once again insisting they keep it a secret. "Deal?" says Ted.
"Deal," says Robin.
"Deal," says Marshall, who's standing in the doorway to his old bedroom, magazine tucked under his arm, gaping down at his friends. Huh. He must have made copies of the key.
At MacLaren's, Lily reads them the riot act, while Barney looks like he's going to turn into the Incredible Hulk. He buys another TV at the electronics store and smashes it in MacLaren's alley, and returns to the bar able to smile for a while. Robin asks Marshall why he was back in "our" apartment, anyhow. Marshall explains how great everything was going over a montage of him eating -- a lot. Then one morning, he took his magazine down to the 8th floor, entered Narnia through the wardrobe, and we...
Flashback to GNB: Two construction workers enter the 8th floor office area, discussing how they're going to gut the whole place and which walls need to come down. As the shorter, stouter one hefts a sledgehammer, we cut to Marshall, sitting on the commode, reading his magazine. "Celebrities pick up their dry cleaning? I pick up my dry cleaning!" Heh. Without warning, the sledgehammer smashes through the wall next to Marshall's head and he screams. "Ahhhhhh! Don't come in!" Back at MacLaren's he laments to the gang that his perfect "reading" situation didn't last too long.