Ted says he's sort of glad, and that exes should be allowed to come to weddings. He tries to figure out how to break the news to Stella, though, because she was so adamant that exes don't belong. Lily suggests that Ted be delicate in his approach, because brides are under a lot of stress before their weddings, then claims she held it together pretty well. Marshall laughs aloud, and when Lily looks at him like he's crazy, he refreshes her memory and we flash back to 2006. Personally, I think he should have reminded her of the time she gave back his ring and took off for San Francisco, but then again I don't want to stay married to Lily. Instead, we see a few of Lily's pre-wedding freak-outs for the wedding that actually happened. The first has Lily dissolving into tears and declaring the whole thing ruined upon hearing from the florist that their roses are more light medium pink than medium pink; the second involves Lily bursting into tears upon learning that their reception site uses a gravity furnace rather than forced hot air. The third time's the charm, though. Lily runs into the apartment and says, "Blobbity blah. Wickey wah. Eeky eeky eeky eeky whee-hee-hee-hee-hee." Flash-forward to Marshall. "After a while, it's all noise." My husband Scott laughed so hard at those scenes, he almost choked, and I almost let him. Lily sympathizes with Stella, because she's had to jam months of crazy into three days. Ted doesn't know what to do, so Lily suggests he wait until the next crisis, solve it, and then talk to Stella about Robin, because then she'll say yes. Ted asks what if there isn't a next crisis. Lily and I laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.
Outside the Namaste Yoga and Meditation Collective, the new title card reads: "Like four minutes later." Ted runs up to the gang and gloats that there's a new crisis. Tony was supposed to drive Stella's daughter Lucy up for the wedding tomorrow, but now he's being all petty about Stella getting married and he won't do it. "It's been five years. Why can't we just move on, already?" There's been a lot of debate about Tony in general, and this line in particular, because when Ted first met Stella, she told him her child's father was out of the picture. And before Stella and Ted were intimate, Stella said it had been five years since she'd been with anyone. I think that last line can be read such that we're to think it's been five years since Tony and Stella broke up. Lucy's seven or eight, so if they were together a couple years after they had her, and Stella still couldn't get him to commit to marrying her, it all sort of fits. Okay, it all sort of fits except for her telling Ted that her child's father is out of her life. I just watched last Thursday's episode of The Office and I'm struggling like hell not to use the term baby daddy, because I never use that term, but the Michael Scott force is strong. Baby daddy, baby daddy, baby daddy. Okay, where was I? So anyhow, I can wave my hand about her early statement that her child's father was out of her life, because it seems to me that Stella was trying out the Fake It 'Til You Make It method of dealing with her feelings. Not that she has any residual feelings for Tony. Oh, no. None at all.