In April 2013, Ted is feeling all alone with Marshall and Lily preoccupied with their family, Robin and Barney planning their wedding, and Ted without a significant other in his life. Ted is visited by future versions of Barney and himself, who try to convince him to go or not to go with current Barney to the event.Barney asks Ted if he would like to go see "Robots Vs. The visit by these future versions of Barney and himself, who have the knowledge of what happens in the future, eventually opens Ted's eyes to why he has really received these visits.Future Ted states if he could relive the events of that night, he would have instead visited his apartment, his friends, and most importantly, the mother (who was living several blocks away at the time).Future Ted imagines himself running through the streets before knocking on the mother's apartment door.Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond its mere trivial mention.If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted.By the way, how can this even have 8 out of 10 stars? If only they could turn this around, but this seems very unlikely since the tendency of the quality of this show is clearly going down, down, down.
Marshall describes Robin's apparent credit-grabbing of his drink idea as "Zuckerberging," referring to the controversy between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins over who originally had the idea for Facebook. they just murdered a great product by losing all of their imagination/effort/wittiness..
Robin reports on a matchmaking service with a 100% track record called Love Solutions.
Robin and Barney recommend Ted try out the service but he is not interested, so Barney tricks Ted into going by telling him that his boat is sinking.
Ted introduces himself, telling her how much he loves her, that they will meet in 45 days, and he would give anything to spend that extra time with her.
The episode concludes with Ted, Barney, and the future versions of themselves singing an a cappella version of Billy Joel's The Longest Time.