Ted gets a surprise message from “The Captain.”
“Gracious, poop,” Ted says.
The Captain was Zoey’s significant other. Ted snared with Zoey. Ted is afraid.
The last time Ted saw The Captain was 18 months prior and, it’s an “insane story.” Ted had rekindled things with Becky, the model from a “Vessels! Pontoons! Vessels!” commercial. Lily invited them to a workmanship display opening and The Captain showed up with his craft advisor, Shelley. (As Ted is telling this story, Barney is trying to inject himself into it). Lily pointed out an elephant painting, saying she thought the artist was truly going spots. The Captain mouthed to Ted that he was going to kill him, at that point invited Ted, Robin and Lily dependent upon his loft to see another piece of craftsmanship. In the loft, The Captain pulled a spear firearm on Ted, however then said he wasn’t frantic at him for hooking up with Zoey. He’d proceeded onward, yet needed Ted to promise he wouldn’t take his new lady.
In any case, who was this new woman? Ted needed to see the picture of the new woman in The Captain’s life. It was Becky “Pontoons! Vessels! Pontoons!”
Ted’s telephone rings again and it’s The Captain. He needs Robin’s telephone number.
Barney wouldn’t like to give him a chance to have Robin’s number, yet weighs the potential benefits of his own ability to attach with somebody if Robin connects with The Captain. Marshall thinks he should, just to perceive what occurs.
Robin is disturbed in view of her unbalanced trade with The Captain that night of the workmanship exhibition occasion. The manner in which Robin recollects that it, The Captain was absolutely into her and suggestively Chap-Sticking his mouth. Robin says that once they wound up in The Captain’s condo, it wasn’t a spear firearm, however a remote control that The Captain hauled out. Furthermore, he was really flipping his DVR between “The Real Housewives of Atlanta and “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.” Robin says The Captain invited her back to his room to show him his painting. He was waiting in bed for her, however Robin guarantees Barney that nothing occurred. She disclosed to him that since he was on the bounce back, he should take some time and call her in eighteen months.
Marshall advises Robin to call The Captain and let him down simple. Robin calls The Captain and discloses to him she’s locked in. The Captain is befuddled. He thought she was married to Marshall. He was thinking about Lily from the beginning.
Robin inquires as to whether she should give The Captain Lily’s number.
“Truly,” Marshall says quietly. “We’ve just discussed it, it’s $4 million money.”
At that point he realizes she was asking about Lily’s telephone number. Lily says her past is coming to bite her. Marshall says he’ll be vexed if she laid down with The Captain for anything under $2.8 million, which was as low as they concurred they’d go.
Lily at that point offers up her memory of the night, in which Ted was stoned insane and Robin was completely smashed after her “meeting that ran long.” They were both embarrassing her and when The Captain arrived, Robin really flirted with The Captain, suggestively putting on her Chap-Stick. Shelley insulted Lily’s preference for craftsmanship. When they were back in his condo, Lily was not by any means impressed with The Captain’s prized painting and thought the elephant painting would look better. He insulted her, also, saying “it doesn’t make a difference what you like you’re only a kindergarten educator.” That’s when Robin strolled into The Captain’s room and planted a kiss on him, before falling over him in his bed and falling snoozing.
Lily says The Captain was a jolt and had the right to have his precious painting stolen. In any case, she didn’t take the painting. She stole a priceless gem ashtray from his investigation.
Marshall asks Ted, Robin and Barney to leave since they’re going to fight about the way that this priceless ashtray has been in their loft for 18 months.
At the bar, Ted finally asks Barney for what valid reason it’s so important to him to be a piece of this story. Barney says, “Insane stories are my thing. You have architecture, Marshall has the law, Lily has craftsmanship, Robin has pleasing my explicitly. All of you have a passion that drives you.” He says his passion is “taking life and turning it into insane stories.” He says that if they can do that without him, at that point he has no reason. Ted and Robin decide to rewrite the story and include Barney in it. They reveal to him they presently recollect that he was in disguise, running a play from the playbook on Shelley the workmanship specialist. Robin says it was some play that had something to do with workmanship. “The Royal Archduke of Grand Fenwick,” Barney says. “A simple play you can do using two consistently family unit questions: A Prussian military ensemble and a painting of yourself.” Robin says that is the one “and it completely chipped away at Shelley.”
Barney then says he completely nailed her, at that point completely nailed her sister.
Marshall reveals to Lily she needs to restore the ashtray and apologize. He doesn’t comprehend why she was so pestered by The Captain’s insult, and she says it’s since “he was right.” She says she has a degree in workmanship history and just turned into a kindergarten instructor instead of chasing her fantasy. Marshall guarantees her she can quit her activity and get back on the workmanship track. She says thanks to him and decides to restore the ashtray.
The following day, The Captain is surprised to see the ashtray and says, “No mischief done.” But that is not why he called. He drives her back to his room and shows her the elephant painting hanging over his bed. He says he returned to the exhibition and purchased the painting.
“Shelley didn’t stop you?” Lily inquires.
“Shelley was off with some Archduke she met at the gathering,” The Captain says.
He says he liked the thing Lily said about how she simply liked it. It’s currently worth $4 million. In the 18 months since he got it, the artist has transformed into a gigantic star and no one saw it yet Lily. He jokes that he’s going to give her $2 million of it, at that point tells Lily, “Trust me, the expense code being what it is, you would prefer not to be rich right at this point.” But then he seriously offers her a vocation as his specialty expert.
“Furthermore, she said yes,” Barney interjects at the bar. “Folks, it was amazing! You should’ve been there.”
Barney is reminded that he, as well, wasn’t there and Robin and Marshall request that Lily finish her story.
“I said yes,” she says.