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Marshall is sitting around with Ted, Barney, Ranjit and William Zabka talking about, among other things, Marshall soon becoming a judge. It makes Marshall think about how Lily gave up so easily about her dream to move to Italy after going missing for a few hours after their heated and very passionate argument. As such, Marshall wants to find out what Lily did during those few hours that made her change her mind. Billy mentions that he thinks he saw Lily get into a car at a local store down the road, that car who Marshall figures out belongs to The Captain. Marshall's first thought is that Lily had sex with The Captain, who Marshall now wants to beat up. But the group going to visit The Captain makes Marshall realize that that could not have been the case, despite Lily indeed having been there at The Captain's house. Ted thinks he's figured out the mystery, which he slowly - glacially - begins to tell everyone. Is Ted correct? Meanwhile, Robin is still surprised that her mother showed ...

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    • Author: Jwalextell
    This show began as a surprising comedy that's retained high viewings and exceptional reviews since it's debut nearly 10 years ago.

    Over the years there have been some powerful seasons, some powerful episodes. "Three Days of Snow" and the finale of season 4. "The Time Traveller" was also another infamous episode that managed to bring many of its viewers to tears.

    Though season 9 started out a little bit rough, I held out hope that the writers would pull it together and give us the final season we deserve.

    And sure enough they have.

    This episode continues the streak of powerful, emotional episodes. I've never had a show conjure so much emotion inside of me. From the beginning we're told it's Ted's love story, but it's not Ted's love story. It's Marshall's and Lilly's and Barney's and Robin's love story as well, and boy have they managed to tell them in a way no other show has managed to do before.

    The entirety of this episode was absolutely incredible. Marshall and Lilly's experience during this episode was moving, and Robin's realization at the end is terrifying.

    Overall, this show is amazing, and it tells love stories how they really are.

    Freaking superb. I do not want this show to end.
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    • Author: Yozshunris
    Halfway through the final season Bays and Thomas somehow managed to pull HIMYM back on the right track, and with the exception of "Slapsgiving 3", they have been producing quality episodes ever since. "Daisy" is especially noteworthy, as it is full of laugh-out-loud moments while also handling outstanding emotional parts.

    Plot in a paragraph: The Mosby Boys (Detective Mosby AKA Ted, Barney, Marshall, Ranjit and William Zabka) backtrack Lily's getaway of the previous night to her employer, the Captain, decide to teach him some manners and wind up discovering a way bigger secret Lily has been keeping from all of them the whole weekend. Meanwhile, Robin's mother is not exactly helpful when it comes to keeping the bride from freaking out.

    All the scenes at the Captain's house are flat-out hilarious. His house-keeping crew, his over-the-top obsession with boats, the fact that he actually ended up getting engaged with Becky (better known as "Boats, Boats, Boats!"), just like Ted had imagined it during his "sandwich"-fueled delusion in "The Ashtray". Not to mention Detective Mosby's cocky gloating over finally cracking a case.

    Only for the actual revelation to completely change the mood. The HIMYM writers are so good at this. When they pull a trick like this, it makes you remember why you stuck with this series for 9 seasons, through all the sub-par episodes of season 5, season 8 or early season 9. This time, the emotional roller-coaster leads to the conclusion of the best Marshall-and-Lily-storyline in a long time.

    What remains for the last four episodes is the Barney-Robin-Ted-triangle. The ending of "Daisy" indicates that we might not be done with that. We know from flash-forwards in previous episodes (especially "Farhampton") that Robin will freak out and have second thoughts about marrying Barney as the wedding approaches. Her dialogue with her mother in this episode probably plays a big role in getting her to that point, as she learns that Barney actually has a lot in common with her emotionally unavailable father. It makes sense within the series. This has been hinted at near the end of season 8 ("Something Old"). Winding up with someone resembling one of your parents has already been the theme of an episode of season 7 ("Noretta"). And if you think all the way back to season 1 ("Zip Zip Zip"), Robin's unresolved father issues was one of the first things about her to really grab Barney's attention.

    Still, some of the similarities between Barney and Robin Scherbatsky Sr. presented here seemed a bit far-fetched and came out of nowhere. But this is my only criticism about this otherwise brilliant episode.
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    • Author: Skillet
    The creators of the show haven't disappointed me by giving another wonderful Lily and Marshall episode. Giving their story a twist and another wonderful ending.

    It was all fun how they went to Captain because Marshall was suspecting on what happened the night Lily decided to stay in America. Ted being a detective was hilarious. He was perfect in this role himself and the answers the rest were giving his clue questions were also great. Not only that, his idea ended up being wrong. I loved the pregnancy test. And even more I loved that it made Marshall change his mind and go for Lily to Italy. Beautiful, they are a perfect TV couple whom I will now miss when I will be done with the show.

    The story of Robin worrying that she might be marrying her dad was also amusing. And the end brings a question. Was she thinking about barney or Ted? Second seems more likely.
  • Episode cast overview, first billed only:
    Josh Radnor Josh Radnor - Ted Mosby
    Jason Segel Jason Segel - Marshall Eriksen
    Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders - Robin Scherbatsky
    Cristin Milioti Cristin Milioti - Tracy McConnell (credit only)
    Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris - Barney Stinson
    Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan - Lily Aldrin
    Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman - Genevieve
    Chris Elliott Chris Elliott - Mickey
    Kyle MacLachlan Kyle MacLachlan - The Captain
    Laura Bell Bundy Laura Bell Bundy - Becky
    Marshall Manesh Marshall Manesh - Ranjit
    Suzie Plakson Suzie Plakson - Judy
    William Zabka William Zabka - Billy Zabka
    Robert Belushi Robert Belushi - Linus
    Lyndsy Fonseca Lyndsy Fonseca - Daughter
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