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29 April 2008 @ 08:01 am
More HIMYM thoughts ...  
My head was swirling last night with thoughts on last night's episode, so adding a bit more here.

I know, I know, I'm totally obsessed, LOL!

I think it may come out that part of why Ted is so upset is because he thinks that Barney threw away their friendship just to nail another chick. I think that's part of the problem, I don't think anyone realizes that Barney wouldn't have slept with any other of Ted's exes no matter the situation. But it was ROBIN! I don't think anyone gets that Barney does have a thing for Robin and has held back on any of those feelings, even acknowledging them, because of his friendship with Ted.

I think there was a point to the fact that Ted asked Barney what happened exactly. And that was BEFORE Ted wrote him off, it was as if Ted was giving him a chance to explain it some way that made sense, and instead Barney made the comment about "positions?" which likely just added to Ted's feelings of disgust that Barney didn't value him, their friendship or Robin all that much if she was just another notch on his belt. I think, hope that the truth will come out thanks to that bit in their conversation. It opened the door essentially.

And I could so see a scene where Ted basically calls Barney on this, and Barney is shocked! Basically saying that he thought Ted was THAT mad at him because Ted realized that all of the time Barney spent trying to convince him to not move in with Robin, not keep things going with Robin, etc. was because deep down, Barney had feelings for her himself all along and was being selfish. And THAT Barney could understand being a reason for why Ted so turned against him, but for Ted to think that for Barney it was just about nailing another girl? It shows how little Ted really does know him. And then THAT would explain the spoiler about Barney's "hatred" of Ted. I mean, really, cuz I can't see where the hatred could possibly come from at this point.

Also, I was actually thinking on the fact last night that every season has ended with a break-up: S1, Lily/Marshall, S2, Ted/Robin, and now S3 will probably be Ted/Barney. And like in seasons past, we'll come back from the break and part of the first push of the season will be getting that relationship back on some sort of track.

And we can get some Barney/Robin tension, etc. building. Esecially if everyone (but Robin) knows that Barney actually has legitimate feelings for her, and has for a while.
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Arabianarabian on April 29th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
YES! But no one realizes that and that is where Robin AND, most importantly, TED's reaction is coming from.
aurora borealis: HIMYM: They're totally doing itpealingthunder on April 29th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
I agree; given Barney's track record, I see why Ted would jump to the conclusion that Robin was just another one night stand for him (after all he doesn't know about what else happened the night before), but I think Ted's reaction just shows how self-absorbed he is and, like you said, how little he really knows Barney. *smacks Ted*
Robin is a different story, she's probably an even bigger commitment phobe than Barney, and she just doesn't want to dwell on what happened, and why. Both her and Barney are probably convinced that it didn't mean anything to the other because neither of them is the type to commit and admit to feelings. It's both self-protection and denial.
I just hope we'll get some sort of progress on the Barney/Robin front this season, I don't want them to go on hiatus and leave us with nothing, or even worse, something that points against Barney/Robin.
Good point about the break ups in every season's finale, I hadn't thought about that, but I think you're actually right, and this time it's about Barney and Ted. Hi first story arc of S4!
Arabian: Brotparabian on April 30th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
I don't really have anything to add because I just agree so with everything you've offered here.

I'm hoping we get something from Robin to Lily about Barney in the season finale ... that would be enough to get me through the summer because I already know that Barney's half in love with her at the very least.
marikenobi: BROTPKISSmarikenobi on April 29th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. Part of it is b/c Ted prolly thinks Barney only NAILED her.

This will do a lot to do about the Ted/Barney relationship. The good thing is that Ted has no more romantic feelings for Robin, this isn't a Pacey/Jo/Dawson triangle of doom. This is about two friends. Ted is probably thinking that Barney is never going to change.

I'm guessing (hoping) that we will have the rest of the gang respecting the breakup but still spending some time with Barney in their own way. And maybe later when Robin is dating someone else or whatever, Ted can see that Barney's really into her.

Also I'm wondering if this will have a lot to do when we learn who the bracket girl was.

Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on April 30th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, it will be really interesting to see how the others in the gang handle the situation. They better not desert Barney, especially Lily considering how he helped her get back with Marshall.

Hmm, bracket girl ... yes, we're still waiting for that reveal!
marikenobimarikenobi on April 30th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
I'm sure they'll miss the barnacle