Lily wants to move out there, but Marshall is worried that it’s just her pregnancy talking, and they decide to hold off on the decision.
Robin mocks Barney when she discovers that he’s one-quarter Canadian.
Marshall and Lily decide not to learn the gender of their child before he or she is born, and Barney keeps bugging them until they finally give in and learn that they’re having a boy.
Robin’s former therapist/new boyfriend Kevin can’t resist psychoanalyzing the group and determines that they’re completely dysfunctional.Episode 7Title: “Noretta”Original Airdate: October 24, 2011Barney’s brother James (Wayne Brady) comes to visit and is creeped out by how much Nora reminds him of their mother, and soon everyone in the group is seeing their parents in their romantic partners.
Lily’s pregnancy is making her feel like she isn’t sexy, so Marshall tries to turn her on.
Episode 8Title: “The Slutty Pumpkin Returns”Original Airdate: October 31, 2011After 10 years, Ted finally tracks down the girl he met at a Halloween party who was dressed as a slutty pumpkin (played by Katie Holmes).
, Ted (Josh Radnor) still didn’t meet the mother of his children, but his friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) did get pregnant with their first child, while Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) entered into his first adult relationship, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) worried that she had missed her opportunity.
The seventh season features Marshall and Lily preparing for a new child, Barney and Robin dating other people and Ted still waiting for true love. Episode 1Title: “The Best Man”Original Airdate: September 19, 2011The gang goes to Cleveland for Ted’s high school friend Punchy’s wedding, where Ted is worried about breaking down during his best-man speech.
Later on, Barney and Robin recall a near-romantic moment they shared during the hurricane that wasn’t part of Ted’s story, and end up making out in the back of a cab.
Barney tries to win Nora back, but she’s not easily convinced.
He resolves not to leave the diner where they meet until she agrees to go out with him, and she finally gives in.
Ted tries to take his architecture class on a field trip to the building he designed, but he can’t get onto the construction site, so he takes them to random locations around town.
Marshall’s formerly hard-nosed boss has gone soft because he believes fighting for the environment is futile, and Marshall inspires him to fight again.