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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 9 E 12 The Rehearsal Dinner

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Barney convinces himself that Robin has planned a surprise rehearsal dinner at the nearby laser tag place. Lily is distraught when she is not told the details to the rehearsal dinner since nobody thinks she can keep a secret.

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  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Lily's famed big mouth is brought up again.
  • Jerkass: Invoked Trope. Barney spent the whole episode mocking Robin for being Canadian and wanting to do the reharsal dinner Laser Tag themed. It was just an act and a distraction. Turns out that he staged a big surprise Canada themed dinner for her, because he knew how homesick she was.
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  • Funny Background Event: As the gang cracks on Canada, they go on so long that a couple at the bar meets, gets engaged, has a baby, celebrates their son's graduation, and one of them dies of old age.


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