Tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, which aired on CBS 2 in Queens at 8PM, was “Garbage Island.” Ted had the unfortunate surprise of running into Zoey’s ex-husband, The Captain, while Barney faced his feelings for Nora.
In Hong Kong in 2021, Ted is stuck in the airport when he runs into Wendy.
Back in 2011, Robin tells Barney that Nora enjoyed laser tag. He thinks it was a disaster because she didn’t want to get drinks, so he stopped listening. He denies liking her, but it’s obvious he does. Ted tells Wendy how he and Zoey met and got together (even though she didn’t ask). Zoey asks Ted to pick up a box from her old apartment, but he’s worried about seeing The Captain. Marshall leaves to go finish work, and the others say he’s been acting differently. Lily says he no longer cares about things he used to, and Barney correctly guesses how long it’s been since she and Marshall slept together. Barney hits on Robin, and she says he’s trying to prove he doesn’t care about Nora, who met a guy. He’s visibly upset that Nora has a date. Lily finds Marshall late at night watching a documentary on garbage, which he imagines telling him to him saying to save the planet. Ted goes to pick up the box and The Captain is waiting. He thinks Ted is on his side and brings him upstairs.
Marshall tells the others about Garbage Island and says he’s “going environmental.” He convinced MacLaren’s to join in, and Wendy hurt her back because of it. Ted joins them and tells them The Captain said that Zoey left him for another man. He tells Ted his side of the story, which paints Ted in a negative light. Ted says he’s the bad guy and realizes he forgot Zoey’s box. Lily tries to seduce Marshall, but he’s busy working on his presentation. Barney tells Robin that he went to the restaurant that she said Nora would be on a date at, but she wasn’t there. Robin gives him Nora’s number and realizes he’s scared of being in a relationship. She tells him to come over and sleep with her the following night and says he won’t do it because he doesn’t want to mess things up with Nora.
Marshall presents his “going green” initiative at work, but it doesn’t go over so well. He’s not fired because his father just died (though the worker who stuck up for him was). Lily tries to seduce him again, but he’s distracted by the missing plastic rings from the 6-pack and goes to find them. Ted goes to pick up the box, but The Captain brings him upstairs again and says he knows the other man’s identity. He names the doorman after a couple of scares for Ted. The Captain says that he’s going to have him fired, but Ted talks him out of it. He says he and Zoey have nothing in common and he’s going to have to face it. Ted tells him he’ll find someone new and gets him to agree that it doesn’t matter who Zoey’s dating, confessing it’s him before running out (and grabbing Zoey’s box on the way). Lily finds Marshall going through the dumpster and joins him. Barney shows up at Robin’s and she yells at him that he’s not going to change. However, he wants Nora’s number and goes off to call her. Zoey tells Ted he did steal her by being the sort of guy who wouldn’t think of doing such a thing. She says the story isn’t over. Marshall is upset that his father won’t get to see him as anything but a corporate lawyer, and she realizes that he’s avoiding sleeping with her because he doesn’t want to start a family yet. He doesn’t want to be stuck at GNB, and she says to quit his job and become the environmental lawyer he wants to be before they start a family. The worker Marshall got fired goes to confront him at MacLaren’s and runs into Wendy. They bond over their hate for Marshall and get married.
In 2021, Ted tells them that he’s not with Zoey, but with another girl and starts telling the story, starting at the wedding.
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