Nov 14 2011 8:47pm

You’re Idiots (I Love You): How I Met Your Mother’s Barney/Robin Is Back On

Barney and Robin almost kiss in the rain in How I Met Your MotherIf you’re a BrOTP ’shipper (that is, a fan of the Barney/Robin relationship in CBS’s comedy How I Met Your Mother), you were probably as excited as I was to see that kiss  (!!!!!!)—not to mention the fabulous almost-kiss that started it all—at the end of last week’s episode, “Disaster Averted.” (Watch the B/R deliciousness of which I speak here.)

Personally, I was caught completely by surprise, and I LOVED it. I’ve been patiently waiting for these two to get back together since the moment they broke up in that Season 5 episode that shall not be named. (That’s two years, people!)

But tonight’s episode, “Tick Tick Tick,” revealed another shocker—[highlight for episode spoilers] things only got more heated between Barney and Robin from there. As in, they, uh, cheated on their significant others, Nora and Kevin. ... Yeah. Hmm. Soooo, how are we feeling about that? Still delighted about the turn this season has taken, or soured on the whole deal? (Personally—and I’ve said this before on Twitter—[highlight for episode spoilers] my favorite fictional characters cheating doesn’t bother me as much as it probably should anymore. But that’s a whole other post.) How’d you feel about how the aftermath played out?

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1. JanineGardner
I am PISSED! How COULD she?? I am very very upset at Robin at the moment.
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
@JanineGardner -- I kid you not, I just said almost exactly the same thing to my friend when we started chatting about the ep tonight. I would actually kind of understand if it were Barney. He's had this weird, idealistic image of Nora for a while now, so I could see him balking at confessing to her. But Robin spent the first few eps of this season pining for Barney and now she's sticking with Kevin? What the what?! And does this mean we're back to Barney pining? I had so enjoyed Robin pining as a nice reversal on Season 4 (is that right?) when it was Barney.

Idk, I just feel SO BAD for Barney right now. DDDD:
3. JanineGardner
It was a very nice change to have Robin pining for Barney! (and you are right, it was season 4) She was all for him at the beginning of this season and hating on Nora and then she pulls this crap?? I can not believe it! My brother has had a strong dislike for her for awhile because he says she broke Ted's heart because of her closed off nature, and now he feels vindicated because I have finally succumbed to his view. I know that she is messed up in the love area but really completely annihilating Barney the way she did last night was totally uncalled for. She better fix him! I want to like Robin again! . . .and this is all because Dr. Kumar said some flowery words.c.c.
4. Callysta
Noooooooooooo!!!!! I have not seen this show in a while, but have always been rooting for Robin and Barney. I was thrilled to see the kiss. What is wrong with her???? Grrr...., she needs therapy.
Anna Bowling
5. AnnaBowling
I am still not over those rose petals, but I am keeping hope alive for Barney/Robin endgame. Nobody knows Robin like Barney does, and nobody knows Barney like Robin does.

Kevin's words may have been prettier, but Barney's words were true. Barney loves and accepts and wants Robin as she is. Their messes balance each other out, and while two wrongs may not make a right, two messes, in this case, make something absolutely beautiful and wonderful and gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I have faith that Robin will ultimately do the right thing, but oh poor Barney in the meantime. I think Ted's double best man duties are about to begin as he plays a role in getting these two to face reality.
6. JanineGardner
Oh Anna truer words have never been spoken. You hit the nail right on its head!
Anna Bowling
7. AnnaBowling
Janine, these two have to be endgame. Barney and Robin's messes somehow combine into a fully functioning, healthy pair bond, and nobody else is ever going to do for either of them.
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