Because I have zero connection to the HIMYM fandom I very, very rarely run across anything that can be considered a spoiler, so aside from the vague hints in previous episodes, I pretty much watched the whole thing like
and then when it ended, I was like
I mean, if someone had given me a test, and the question was, "Barney and Robin will break up because:
a) Neither of them can handle commitment
b) They fight too much
c) Neither of them is looking for a long-term relationship in the first place
d) A, B & C
e) They get fat/ugly and stop having sex"
I... would not have chosen E. Just saying.
I mean, I don't consider myself particularly invested in Barney/Robin, but as far as break-up episodes go, this one was just awkward more than anything else. It was neither emotional nor funny, save a few, random lines that had nothing to do with the actual plot.
Also, I would like to pass a motion to retire the fat suit from sitcoms and low-budget comedy movies. The fat suit is never funny. Stop trying to make the fat suit happen. It's not going to happen.
It seems like a shame beacuse -- save the doppelganger episode, which, aside from the doppelgangers, was totally boring and forgettable -- this season has been awesome. Also, the prospect of Barney and Robin Ross-and-Rachel-ing it for like, the remainder of the show's existence?
In sum, because this gif is always relevant:
On the other hand, whooo Doctor Who this weekend!