There is tension between Robin and Loretta after Robin takes her and James' stuff in a poker game. Marshall begins to form a bond with his driving companion, Daphne.
This episode provides examples of:
- Berserk Button: Lily and Marshall are holding a grudge about Ted not getting them a wedding gift. They both lose it when they find out he is getting Barney and Robin three.
- Funny Background Event: During the flashback to Marshall and Ted at a Halloween party, Ted misses the Slutty Pumpkin in the background.
- My Beloved Smother: Loretta offhandedly admits that she nursed Barney and James a little too long.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: The fight between Marshall and Ted on the wedding gift and a "Thank You" note respectively. None of them got the clue.
- Sticky Fingers: Stuart stealing condiments and shampoos.