Read the synopses for three upcoming How I Met Your Mother episodes: “The Over-Correction” and “The Final Page” (parts 1 and 2).

Although tomorrow night’s How I Met Your Mother episode “Lobster Crawl” will see Robin attempt to seduce Barney, it looks like the road to Farhampton isn’t quite paved just yet.

In the following week’s episode, titled “The Over-Correction”:

Barney’s developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives, while Marshall’s widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.

Why is Barney befriending Robin’s would-be BFF? Whatever the reason, Robin is gonna be very pissed off about it all, if the description for “The Final Page, Part 1″ is anything to go by:

Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building; and Marshall and Lily bump into an oddball acquaintance from college.

“The Final Page” is How I Met Your Mother‘s two-part Christmas special episode, and in the second half:

Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney’s intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.

Seeing as this is the show’s first hour-long episode and that some big developments are set to happen, let’s throw out the theory that Barney needs Patrice’s help proposing to Robin!

How I Met Your Mother returns tomorrow night with 8×09 “Lobster Crawl.”

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