As far as cliffhanger finales go, the "How I Met Your Mother" capper to season six offered slightly more suspense than your average stumble off a stepladder.
Ted resists reuniting with Zoey? Yawn. Lily is not throwing up because of food poisoning but because she's pregnant? Anyone who's watched more than two hours of American sitcoms could have predicted that "twist."
But a flash forward revealing that Barney is the groom in the wedding hinted at in the season's first episode? That works.
Will Ted succumb to the pressure of designing GNB's new headquarters and reunite with Zoey? No, because future Ted already told us earlier this season that they broke up in spectacular fashion.
Ted starts to feel pressure and insecurity as plans for the Arcadian get underway and Barney and Robin are fearful that this will drive him to get back together with Zoey.
When Ted is nowhere to be found, Barney and Robin follow a trail of clues to Brooklyn so they can stop him from making a big mistake and are able to catch him in the nick of time.
Meanwhile Lily gets horrible food poisoning from a grungy deli she and Marshall like and Marshall, who ate the same thing a few hours later, becomes concerned that the same fate is upon him. Things get worse when Marshall gets a call to come in that day for his dream job interview at an environmental law firm and must figure out how to make it through the interview without getting sick.