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The guys try to figure out where Lily went after her fight with Marshall and why. Meanwhile, after a talk with her mother, Robin is concerned that she is marrying her father.


Pamela Fryman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Cristin Milioti ... Tracy McConnell (credit only)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Tracey Ullman ... Genevieve
Chris Elliott ... Mickey
Kyle MacLachlan ... The Captain
Laura Bell Bundy ... Becky
Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit
Suzie Plakson ... Judy
William Zabka ... Billy Zabka
Robert Belushi ... Linus
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter


Marshall is sitting around with Ted, Barney, Ranjit and William Zabka talking about, among other things, Marshall soon becoming a judge. It makes Marshall think about how Lily gave up so easily about her dream to move to Italy after going missing for a few hours after their heated and very passionate argument. As such, Marshall wants to find out what Lily did during those few hours that made her change her mind. Billy mentions that he thinks he saw Lily get into a car at a local store down the road, that car who Marshall figures out belongs to The Captain. Marshall's first thought is that Lily had sex with The Captain, who Marshall now wants to beat up. But the group going to visit The Captain makes Marshall realize that that could not have been the case, despite Lily indeed having been there at The Captain's house. Ted thinks he's figured out the mystery, which he slowly - glacially - begins to tell everyone. Is Ted correct? Meanwhile, Robin is still surprised that her mother showed ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | Italian

Release Date:

10 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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In the scene at the captain's house a bottle of Glen McKenna 35 year can be seen on the counter. See more »


Marshall states Lily would have put the butt in the plant to let it degrade and feed the plant. Cigerette butts are made of plastic fibers that do not degrade and contain chemicals from filtering the smoke that would have hurt the plant. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: [Regarding Lily] Why did she get into the captain's car and why didn't she tell me about it?
Ted Mosby: Well, maybe it was a work thing.
Marshall Eriksen: What? No! She has a big fight with me, she goes down to an Easy Pick, she gets into the Captain's Mercedes, and then three hours later she doesn't wanna go to Italy anymore? Wait does this means...?
Barney Stinson: That the Captain moored his dinghy into Lily's lagoon? Most definitely.
Ted Mosby: That's crazy. You never moor a dinghy into a lagoon.
William Zabka: I don't know Ted. In certain tidal conditions if ...
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People are too liberal with 9 and 10's
17 November 2019 | by jpapanoneSee all my reviews

I base my ratings on comedies on whether they make me laugh OR if they deviate from the comedy for a good hearty emotional story. But comedies are based on...was it funny. This episode was as mediocre as you can get. No good, nod bad. If I never see this episode again, nothing lost. Nothing out of the ordinary memorable.

As far as laughs are concerned...barely a chuckle here and there.

I am shocked at reviews or ratings of 9 and 10. 10 should be the absolute best episode....couldn't get any better. Tight story, great acting, legitimately funny stuff, etc. 9's should be almost perfect but just not quite. I start off with 5 or 6 and work my way up to 10 if it gets there. 99% don't. Lot of people seem to start at 10 and don't go down unless they find it significant enough to move em down. People's ratings barometers are way off.

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