04. Barney/Robin (HIMYM)
R: Look, I care about you, Barney. And this kind of stuff, the emotional stuff.. It’s not your thing. I thought I’d save you the trouble.
B: Maybe I don’t want to be saved the trouble. Maybe I want the trouble. I haven’t wanted the trouble in a long time, but with you, the trouble doesn’t seem so… troubling.
It’s ridiculous how much I love these two. I started watching the show after Miracles, and I’d seen everyone freaking out over BR, so I was looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about. I loved them straight away (particularly after Zip Zip Zip, obvs) and then I got to Sandcastles.. and I was obsessed. Like, with just that one episode I went from “These two are awesome” to “OMG OTP!!!”. Season 4 was perfection. I loved every single moment of the development of Barney’s feelings, and I was so confident that S5 was going to be awesome. And.. it wasn’t. It started out so well! Definitions was everything that I wanted and more. And then it just slowly went downhill. I still loved everything we got, but they weren’t used to their full potential, and then they ended it like it was no big deal. An ENTIRE SEASON of build-up, only for it to end after 7 eps like it meant nothing, just because it’s easier for them to write Barney sleeping around, because that’s apparently the only time he can be funny. And then they have to keep hammering into our heads that the relationship was sooo awful and terrible and none of the characters thought it would last, despite Marshall/Lily being their biggest cheerleaders. I don’t understand you writers, I don’t understand you at all. If they refuse to go there again (although I still think they’ll end up together) I just hope they can go back to being awesome bros, like in Homewreckers. Because that’s how they should always be, relationship or not!
“Ted really did love Zoey for a minute there… didn’t he?”
“Yeah, he did. And she loved him too, didn’t she?”
“Yeah, she did.”
Barney: … There’s something that I did want to say to you, Robin. I have been with a lot of women, blondes, brunettes, redheads, big boobs, small boobs, medium boobs some boobs that were big, but kind of in a bad way. The point is… I’m really scared that you’re going to dump me and that’s why I did this and I’m sorry.
Robin: You’re an idiot.