Episode 4 of How I Met Your Mother Season 9 airs Monday night on CBS. You can catch "The Broken Code" live at 8 p.m. ET. And before you watch Episode 4 of How I Met Your Mother Season 9, check out our preview and spoilers for "The Broken Code" below.
Last week on How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) struggled to have sex one last time before their wedding. They wanted to do the deed before marriage took away some of the thrill. But they had to deal with the impending arrival of elderly relatives, who came calling at the slightest mention of Mandy Patinkin. Luckily, Barney's brother James (Wayne Brady) "sacrificed" himself so Barney and Robin could have some alone time.
Check out this hilarious scene from last week's How I Met Your Mother below.
But the moment was ruined when the engaged couple overheard Robin's great-grandparents having sex. Thankfully, this just made Barney and Robin realize that they could still enjoy intercourse well into old age.
Meanwhile, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) found a list of things Ted (Josh Radnor) planned to do before he moved to Chicago after the How I Met Your Mother Season 9 wedding. One of these items included confessing that his Princess Bride-themed swordfight with Marshall (Jason Segel) had destroyed Lily's beloved dress. Lily then punished the two men in embarrassing fashion. Ted had to wear a red-and-white striped bathing suit, while diehard Vikings fan Marshall had to wear Packers gear in the middle of Wisconsin. Marshall was still en route to the wedding with new carpool "buddy" Daphne (Sherri Shepherd).
Robin later found Ted's list, which Lily claimed as her own. This, in turn, caused the two ladies to admit that they had accidentally destroyed Ted's $600 bottle of scotch while having a swordfight of their own. They then replaced the alcohol with a cheaper whiskey combined with chocolate syrup, ketchup and hand sanitizer.
Watch Ted drink this disgusting How I Met Your Mother concoction below.
Ted then just had one item left on his list: have a drink with Barney. But Ted had been avoiding Barney all day after having a moment with Robin while looking for a locket she buried as a kid. Ted finally worked up the courage to talk to his pal, who then revealed he saw his fiancée with Ted that day. This set up a major cliffhanger heading into How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Episode 4.
Indeed, much of "The Broken Code" will center around Barney's argument with Ted. New judge Marshall will even Skype himself into the conversation to try to end the disagreement.
Check out a preview of How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Episode 4 here.
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