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Conclusion. Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.
The GNB tower opens tonight and Ted is nervous, but Marshall and Lily say it's going to be amazing. They're going to be there to toast him, but they're going to have to leave a little early because Mickey is giving them a night away from home. They've planned the whole outing down to the minute. Ted says they can leave early and reveals that Barney isn't even going to be there. Robin asks why, but Ted doesn't say. Marshall and Lily take off and Robin asks Ted again the real reason Barney isn't going to be there. Faced with a chance, Ted tells her Barney didn't say what he was going. Ted asks Robin if she wants to be his date to the opening. ..Read the full recap