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May 3, 2010
Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal
Don and Robin plan to move in together, prompting Ted and Barney to realize neither is over Robin yet. Marshall and Lily realize they enjoy sleeping in separate beds.
When Don asks Robin to move in with him, Barney insists that he must first meet him. Don finds out that Robin has dated both Ted and Barney and leaves, saying that it is weird for Robin to still be friends with her ex boyfriends. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall have twin beds when they go away for a weekend, and find them so comfy they get them at home.
When Don forgives Robin and invites the gang over for food as an apology, Barney begins to show jealousy, confiding in Ted that he still loves Robin and that he also is still in love with her too. The two decide to look at their 'letters' - a reminder to themselves of why they broke up with Robin - however, they both feel that they are still in love with her. The two get drunk and end up going to Don's apartment to confess to Robin, but both Don and Robin are leaving for their 4 a.m. job. Don puts them to sleep on the couch. Later, when Robin comes back, they both apologize for their behavior, saying Don is great and that they'll make him feel more welcome. Robin reveals that she is going to avoid the gang since she believes Don is the real thing and that it is weird she hangs out with her ex-boyfriends. She reveals she is going to move in with Don. Barney and Ted decide to write new letters to themselves and Ted notes that after not speaking to them for four days - Robin still hasn't mentioned anything about moving out. However the next morning, after discovering another empty carton in the fridge- he goes to confront her to find her room empty, except for the Blue French Horn propped up against the wall.
Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall have doubts about the twin beds, since Don mentioned he tried to do the same with his ex-wife and how it only made them grow further apart. In the end, both Lily and Marshall decide to keep a double bed instead.
- Robin leaves an empty milk container in Don's fridge; Robin and Ted argue over Robin's habit of doing this in Benefits.
- In this episode, Marshall exclaims that he is surprised Lily's hourly pee breaks are not just steam, this is a reference to the episode Duel Citizenship in which we learn that Lily pees hourly when on the road to Gazola's.
- The episode tells of how Ted writes letters to Future Ted in the aftermath of many of Ted's breakups, including Natalie from Return of the Shirt, Karen from Sorry, Bro and The Front Porch, Ted and Stella's breakup in Shelter Island, Ted and Robin's breakup in Something Blue, and Barney and Robin's breakup in The Rough Patch.
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- It was heavily implied in Something Blue that the Blue French Horn was returned to the bistro. Especially because Ted said that they would not return his credit card and driver's license unless it was returned. However, it is unclear if he brought it from the apartment or he re-stole it from the bistro.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- Ted mentions the NFL football team the 'New York Jets'.
- In one scene, Ted wants to make sure Project Runway is recording.
- Marshall exclaims that sleeping next to Lily is like sleeping with Ganesh, a Hindu god with many arms, because she is constantly poking him.
- Barney partly quotes John Lyly's "All is fair in love and war".
- The scene in which both Ted and Barney talk about "getting rid of Don figuratively... or literally?" is similar to the classic Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train.
- Hook, Line, and Sinker - Jon Brion
Donna Bowman of The A.V. Club rated the episode with a grade B-. 
Amanda Sloane Murray of IGN gave the episode 8.2 out of 10. 
Cindy McLennan of Television Without Pity rated the episode with a grade B-. 
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