HIMYM – “The Time Travlers” Recap

ImageThis season of How I Met Your Mother started out not so great, but this half of the season has taken a turn for the better and tonight’s episode beautifully reminded us that we are finally nearing the end of Ted’s search for the mother.

Although the show has been picked up for a ninth and final season, the creators of the series have not changed the fact that we will be meeting the mother at this season’s end.

With just four episodes remaining this season, here is how tonight’s episode went down:

MINNESOTA TIDAL WAVE

Marshall has invented his own alcoholic drink at McLaren’s and claims it’s not at all girly. To prove his statement, Robin, the least girliest girl ever says that she loves the drink, too. However, knowing Marshall and his love of fruity drinks, we know he’s lying; especially when he sends Lily to the bar to order it for him.

After ordering the drink, which is pink and comes in a girly glass with a crazy straw, the bartender informs Marshall that Robin has ordered the drink so often that they’ve named it after her.

Marshall is deeply upset and Lily encourages him to challenge Robin to a dance-off. He says he can fight his own battles and instead, heads to the men’s bathroom with a sharpie and writes Robin’s number on the wall, following the words “For a good time, call Robin Scherbatsky.”

Robin retaliates by heading into the women’s restroom and writing an extremely long apology to Marshall, with the intention of making him stay in the women’s room long enough to encounter women entering the restroom, forcing him to hide in one of the stalls.

Ultimately, he runs out of the restroom with a bunch of horrified screaming girls ahead of him and Carl, the bartender reminds him that the bar is not that kind of place.

Carl then realizes Marshall does not know his last name and says he will name every drink in the bar after him if he can prove that he does know it. He doesn’t. Lily then heads over to the jukebox, starts cranking some music and Marshall and Robin begin their dance-off.

THE TIME TRAVELERS

Ted is sitting in the bar all alone one night when Barney approaches him with two tickets to a “Robots vs Wrestlers Legends” match. After Ted refuses to go, Barney calls upon his future self, “20 years later Barney” to convince him to attend the match, which will apparantly be “legen-wait20yearsforit-dary.”

Then, we see “20 years later Ted” arguing that Ted should in fact go. Then, “20 minutes later Ted” shows up and warns present Ted to not attend the match, as he gets way too drunk and will regret it. And of course, “20 minutes later Barney” shows up for a final say in the matter.

COAT CHECK GIRL

“20 minutes later Barney” then points to the door as coat check girl from Season 1 (the wonderful Jayma Mays) walks in and sits at the bar. Ted immediately wants to go over and talk to her, but future versions of the coat check girl appear before him and drag him over to a table.

They convince him that if he did go over and talk to her, it wouldn’t end well. Either he would get sick of her or she would get sick of him. Because, “that’s what always happens, right?”

YOU’RE ALL ALONE, TED.

Ted, majorly depressed after talking to the future coat check girls, wanders back over to the table with Barney where he expects to hear a lecture about how he should seize the big moments in life before their gone.

In a surprising twist, Barney tells Ted that this moment has already passed. It was five years ago. It is revealed that Ted was actually still sitting alone in the bar staring at a ticket to Robots vs Wrestlers because the rest of the gang couldn’t make it out that night. (Robin and Barney were off fighting over caterers for their wedding and Marshall and Lily were upstairs trying to get Marvin to go to sleep.)

Future Ted’s voice over comes on and says that if he could go back in time to that night, he wouldn’t go to Robots vs Wrestlers. He would go to see Marshall and Lily, his own apartment and to see Barney and Robin. But before he did all that, the first place he would go would be to his wife’s apartment.

45 DAYS

In an emotionally poignant scene, Ted knocks on the door of his future wife and tells her that in 45 days they will meet each other. They will end up getting married and have two kids together. In just 45 days.

But that’s not enough for Ted. He tells his future wife that he wants those extra 45 days with her. Even though he knows she’s dating another man, he says an extra 45 seconds with her before he comes to punch him in the face will be worth it.

Shortly after he says this, her boyfriend does come up and punch Ted in the face. He falls to the ground, looks up at his future wife’s closed apartment door and smiles.

It was this scene that got me excited for this show again. You guys, we are finally going to meet the mother after all this time. In just 45 days.

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‘Switched at Birth’ Star Heading to ‘Big Bang Theory’

Katie LeClerc

Katie LeClerc

Switched at Birth‘s Katie LeClerc is heading to CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

LeClerc, who is hearing impaired in real life, has been tapped to guest star as Emily, a friend of Penny’s who is deaf.

According to EW.com, she will appear in the Oct. 6 episode of The Big Bang Theory, which kicks of its fifth season on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c.

Switched at Birth returns with the rest of its supersized first season in early 2012.

Meredith Monroe Joins ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Do I get special points for using a rhyming title? No? Okay, then.

Criminal Minds (and Dawson’s Creek) alum, Meredith Monroe, has signed on to do an episode of the Hawaii based cop drama set to air this fall.

A CBS spokesperson has confirmed that Monroe will play a woman who leaves her husband with “the assistance” of a volleyball coach. She’ll find out that the money she took from her ex wasn’t his to begin with and she gets kidnapped by its dangerous rightful owner.

“Fringe” and “Mike and Molly” Stars to Announce Emmy Noms

Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy

Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy

TVLine reports that Mike and Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy and Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson will be announcing this year’s primetime Emmy award nominations on Thursday, July 14.

The pair will join Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman John Shaffner at the ceremony, scheduled for 5:35 a.m. at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

The actual Emmy awards, hosted by Glee‘s Jane Lynch, will air live on Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox.

2 Broke Girls

CBS’ Fall 2011 Schedule!

The entire line-up for CBS’ fall schedule is listed below.

(New shows are in UPPER CASE.)

MONDAY
8/7c How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm: 2 BROKE GIRLS
9  pm: Two and a Half Men
9:30 pm: Mike & Molly
10 pm Hawaii Five-0

TUESDAY
8 pm NCIS
9 pm NCIS: LA
10 pm UNFORGETTABLE

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Survivor
9 pm Criminal Minds
10 pm CSI [new time slot]

THURSDAY
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
9 pm PERSON OF INTEREST
10 pm The Mentalist

FRIDAY
8 pm A GIFTED MAN
9 pm CSI: NY
10 pm Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 pm Rules of Engagement [new time slot]
8:30 pm Comedy Encores
9 pm Drama Encores
10 pm 48 Hours Mystery

SUNDAY
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm The Amazing Race
9 pm The Good Wife [new time slot]
10 pm CSI: Miami

"$#*! My Dad Says"

CBS Cancels “$#*! My Dad Says” and more

TVLine reports that CBS finally pulled the plug on critically hated freshman comedy, $#*! My Dad Says on Sunday.

The eye also axed the Jason Biggs comedy, Mad Love and the Jerry O’Connell drama,The Defenders.

Shows still on the CBS bubble include Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and CSI: NY.

CBS is scheduled to announce its primetime schedule this Wednesday, May 18. So far, the network has only announced the pickup of two series, the JJ Abrams/Michael Emerson drama, Person of Interest and the Michael Patrick King comedy, Broke Girls.