Robin is suspicious of Barney's relationship with Patrice; Marshall makes a disturbing discovery about his mother.
8-10: "The Over-Correction" 2012.12.10
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:22 PM
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 9:10 PM
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 9:35 PM
But the actual relationship stuff, the Robin/Barney/Patrice stuff hurts me. I loved Robin and now she's a character I can't stand. She's so sad and useless. She needs serious help and a three person intervention probably won't be enough. Plus, I know she's right because we already know that Barney and Robin will get married. All this drama is just filling time and Patrice won't last. I would just prefer the writers pull the trigger on Barney/Robin and stop dicking around.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 9:39 PM
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:04 PM
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:14 PM
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:27 PM
But why would Barney even WANT Robin at this point?
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:31 PM
So glad that everyone called Robin out on her crazy. Loved the intervention callback also. Bonus points to Ted for mentioning how Robin irrationally hates Patrice.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:43 PM
Also, I wasn't annoyed by anyone except Robin in this episode so huge plus there.
I think that was kinda the point of the episode. Robin really does need an intervention. Yes Robin and Barney will end up together but Robin needs.....something first.
I actually really like the the B story of Marshal's mom and Lily's dad and Marshal and Lily's reaction to finding out is was just sex. That was funny as hell; funnier then those two have been in awhile.
Edited by Nightmare Logic, Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:43 PM.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Still, Robin continues to act like an idiot. I miss old Robin.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:33 AM
I agree, something else was going on between Barney and Patrice on the balcony--there is no other reason for them to go out on the balcony and have a conversation the audience could not hear and it seems like Barney was intentionally not seeing anyone in his closets.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 7:16 AM
And why would she ever have wanted him?
But why would Barney even WANT Robin at this point?
And why would Patrice want to help Robin when Robin is constantly a huge raging bitch to her?
Marshall is the only one of the five who's even remotely deserving of a happy ending.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 8:53 AM
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Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:45 AM
I loved all the super-spy secret hiding places for the books. I always love Barney's apartment.
The closet thing was almost overdone, was definitely silly, but again,not cringeworthy! YAY!!
I'm even starting to like the traditional Robin-psycho-screaming at Patrice, then storming off, each and every conversation Robin has with her. It's awful, and does horrible things for my opinion of Robin, but I like the consistency of her irrational reaction to Patrice and the compulsive, visceral nature of it. Of course it's ridiculous that Patrice would put up with it but obviously it's an exaggeration of their two personalities and the nature of their relationship.
The whole thing with the parents was funny, from Marshall's mom's backhanded "compliment" of Lily to the final scene. But what made me laugh out loud was Mickey's "You've been bumping uglies with my daughter for years, and I climb up on your mom and you have a problem with it?!" SO GROSS. Mickey is so gross. Chris Elliot skeeves me out, always. But that was funny and totally in character. Also the first time I have actually laughed at this show in a very long time. Okay, it was more of a guffaw-groan, but I'll take it!! The bar is low these days.
DUH. I didn't even see the long con until I came here & got thunked over the head with it. I feel so stupid, since the ONLY thing that bothered me about this episode is the vastly out-of-character behavior from Barney in "dating" Patrice. I just assumed, due the conditioning of the past two seasons (at least), that it was more bad writing/abandoning character integrity on the part of the writers!! I feel better now. Thx.
Edited by LilySilver, Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:50 AM.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:13 PM
I'll just lay it out there (and I say this as a fat girl myself): Patrice is a fat girl and Barney would never really date her. I know this show has lost all vestiges of continuity, but even in the past when Barney has had "growth" and looked for something beyond his disgusting shallow lifestyle, he still has been drawn to extremely conventionally attractive, slender women. This is a man who would only do a threesome if the combined weights of the participants was less than 400 pounds. He likes them thin.
So if the show is really trying to sell that Barney and Patrice are an actual couple and not just some weird ploy Barney is using to end up back with Robin for good, then I just don't know what to do with this show anymore.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:36 PM
B.) Do we really believe he does NOT have copies of the Playbook, his Little Black Book and The Bro Code saved on his computer?
Edited by ITCJon, Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:37 PM.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:45 PM
How do the creators of this show expect us to like/ root for Robin after she's done all these really intrusive, selfish things?
Why do they keep bringing back the Mickey character, who is so unfunny/disgusting and as pointless as he is charmless?
Poor Patrice, is my verdict of the whole episode.
Edited by JanetMacklin, Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:45 PM.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:48 PM
Yes, Barney not really looking in the closet each time he had to go in and the balcony conversation gave away another ploy.
The Property of Ted Mosby joke made me chuckle.
I enjoyed this episode.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:09 PM
I was wondering how he labeled all his stuff without his labelmaker.
And the way pretty much all the stuff that was "Property of Ted" was dorky stuff. Like a label maker. (Hey, I have one. But it is dorky.)
I'm sure Barney has hidden cameras on his apartment and knew exactly who was in his apartment where at all times. I would really rather the long con pay off in a single episode though (like the one earlier this season where he tricked Lily into something I can't remember) rather than running over multiple episodes. It's painful.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:24 PM
So now we know that Barney is not only willing to break up otherwise-happy marriages in order to get laid but possibly get an innocent man murdered. And we're supposed to be rooting for him to get together with Robin?
I think Barney is gross and sleazy 90% of the time, but if those women were seriously considering sleeping with Barney, they weren't in happy marriages. If someone showed up at my door claiming his spouse was having an affair with my spouse, he'd have to show me proof. And even then I wouldn't sleep with him.
I'm also not rooting for Barney and Robin because they bore me.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 3:20 PM
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Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 4:28 PM
Interesting theory that Patrice is helping Barney land Robin and I bet it's 100% correct. That is SO something this show would do. And I too am a fat girl and I too say that Barney would never in a million years date someone that looks like Patrice. Even most guys who aren't raging slut douche bags won't (I say from experience).
Yeah, I feel bad for Patrice. It's painfully obvious on sitcoms that the fat girl isn't going to land a main male character (unless it's "Mike and Molly" where they're both fat).
I'd like to see the show wrap up Patrice's story with something good for her ... maybe she gets promoted to lead anchor, or goes on to something else that's really cool.
If Barney's going to settle down then I'd like to see him wind up with a nice, normal girl, although I don't want to see a sweet girl like Patrice have to settle for a sleazebag like Barney. If that makes sense. This may be why they're dragging the character of Robin through the mud ... Kicass-Confident-Season One Robin wouldn't have tolerated Barney's crap and wouldn't have deserved it either, but Pathetic-Desperate-Mean-Royally Screwed Up-Season Eight Robin doesn't deserve a nice guy at this point either.
Am I remembering that they said that Stuart was recently divorced? Claudia seemed like a real beast when they were together, so maybe they brought him back in this most recent episode as foreshadowing that he's eventually going to find a sweet girl to be with (Patrice). Although I remember an interview with one of the creators saying that they want to bring back a bunch of former actors this season (they mentioned the series finale of Seinfeld as an influence), so they might have included Stuart in last night's episode just to give the character a final curtain call.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 6:23 PM
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 8:32 PM
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:08 PM
So I guess they're well-aware of which episodes suck.
And you're right about Stuart and Claudia, my bad.
Edited by mbd, Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:08 PM.