Barney and Robin have a conversation via text that changes everything.
An, alternate ending for season 7 instead of Robin and Barney going to Maclaren's in 8.01 she decides to go home but what she has on her mind might change their lives forever. "He feels her hands pulling at his hair as he kisses his way to her collarbone, letting his own hands move to push her suit jacket off.
A further action by Judy may make Lily change her mind ...
When Robin is looking for the Playbook, it is revealed that moving the arm of Barney's Stormtrooper costume causes the playbook to descend from the roof.
Meanwhile, Marshall's mother is coming for a visit.
Lily doesn't want Judy to stay with them, until they bond over a confession that Judy makes to Lily that Lily would like to help her with and that Judy doesn't want Marshall to know about yet: that she is ready to move on after Marvin's death and start dating.
Note: This story only recognizes up to the legitimate canon ending in 9.22.
"Well, I wouldn't start looking for new girlfriends in pharmacies," Tracy jokes, except that Barney totally does.Ted, Marshall and Lily are happy for Barney now that he has started dating Robin's co-worker, Patrice.Despite Patrice not being an obvious match for Barney as she is the most caring person in the world, they believe his attraction to her is an over-correction from previously dating Quinn, who he did not trust.And later he’ll be ashamed to admit he never gave it a second thought, letting it fall helplessly to the floor along with his own jacket." Their timing was all wrong, but eventually they caught up to it.The episodes of Season 7 - Season 9 and beyond, as seen through Robin's and Barney's eyes.This Patrice plot would have perhaps been clever, or at least plausible, if not for the show’s history of hating on fat people.