Who would have thought that the “worst number,” 13, would produce the season’s best episode to date? I am by no means saying that this was an all time great, but it was pretty good compared to recent efforts.
Marshall returned after meeting the mother. It’s scenes like these that the season should be based around, but I’ll take them when I can get them. Andrew Rannells, who I really enjoy, served his purpose and the fights/make-up scenes made the characters look good for once. They felt like a team of people who actually like each other again.
And of course, we end with a slap, so let’s hope this 2nd half can nail it.
- Loved the “Pause” callback between Lily and Marshall.
- Ted was the Ted I actually liked once upon a time.
- Actually, so was Barney.
- The mother is so likable, it’s silly to not use her.
This show executes the mushy, thoughtful moments way better than the funny moments, especially as of late. The episodes surrounding these moments work so much better and draw on our love and inherent want for their success, so keep ’em coming if you can.
Keep on Watchin’!