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Robin's anxiety on her wedding day to Barney prompts Ted to recount the time he insisted on leaving Victoria's jilted fiancé a note before they drove off into the sunset together.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x1
Airdate: Monday September 24th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

Turkey Jan 10, 2013
AU (Seven) Jan 28, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ashley Williams
As Victoria
Becki Newton
As Quinn
Jennifer Birmingham
As Woman
Judith Drake
As Bernice
Michael Trucco
As Nick
Thomas Lennon
As Klaus
Hal Havins
As Cab Driver
Main Cast
Josh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030


The episode begins in Farhampton and Ted is sitting alone on a bench reading a book at a train station. He's wearing a tux and a woman asks whether the wedding he was at was a nice one. Ted first says he doesn't want to talk about it, but starts spilling, "It all started when the bride asked to see me". Flash back to 10 hours earlier and Robin is shown telling Ted she can't go through with the wedding. She's thinking about climbing out the window. Ted remembers the last time he climbed in and out of that very window. They think back to when Marshall and Lily were zombies after having their baby. ..

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Warning: How I Met Your Mother season 8 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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