On tonight’s How I Met Your Mother season 9, episode 20, “Daisy,” we are reassured that Marshall and Lily have one of the strongest television marriages around.

The episode opens with the focus on Robin’s mother. However, it quickly spirals into a different meaning. Perhaps you saw it coming, perhaps HIMYM still keeps you on your toes, but either way it was a heartfelt episode that reminds us some marriages are together till the end.

Is Robin marrying her father?

There are three hours before the ceremony and Robin, her mother, and Lily are discussing Robin’s parents’ failed marriage. However, the more her mom details the red flags that should have tipped her off that Robin’s father was not husband material, the more freaked out Robin becomes. Perfectly reasonable, considering how similar their relationship sounds to Barney and hers – the perennial womanizer and the ‘girl who is a friend’ laughs at his scandalous stories for years before eventually falling in love. Textbook love story!

Not to mention, her dad disappeared for three hours on her parent’s wedding day, claiming he has to teach someone some manners. This means when Lily calls to find out where the men are (more on that in a second) and Barney relays that exact info, Robin’s fears get sent into a tailspin.

When Barney finally reunites with his bride and her mother, he rushes to hug her. Robin’s mom happily claims, “He’s a hugger – nothing like your dad.” We see the relief rush over Robin and all is well. They just have to make it down the aisle.

Sailing into the Captain’s quarters

Marshall, Ted, Barney, Ranjit and Billy Zabka are enjoying a nice brunch when Marshall fixates on figuring out where Lily went during their fight and what changed her mind about staying in New York.

It’s the villain Billy Zabka to the rescue! He saw Lily at the convenience store, miles away from the Inn, exit with a bag and enter a car. It’s when Marshall narrows his eyes and asks what the license plate said – Ahoy – that we realize the Captain has returned! Lily may have been working for him for a couple of seasons now, but without an appearance, we kind of forgot he was a part of these people’s lives.

The men jump to the conclusion that the Captain and Lily had some kind of affair that is ridiculous in its own right, and Marshall is seething with rage.

Marshall is acting irrationally! Surprise! Doesn’t he always when it comes to Lily? Though, because it’s a testament of their marriage, we’ll allow his ridiculous behavior.

Barney asks if Marshall wants to go the Captain’s, punch him, and then return to the Inn for the wedding. Because that’s a perfectly reasonable wedding day activity, they just have to teach someone some manners.

But the Captain assures Marshall that nothing happened between Lily and him. Why? He’s engaged to ‘Boats Boats Boats’ girl! Yet another woman he and Ted have, well, shared.

Marshall may believe the Captain, but he sees the swords hanging on the wall and simply cannot resist challenging him to a duel. Never mind the fact he’s a three-time gold winning Olympian. Does that mean we should refer to him as gold-winning Olympian Captain George Van Smoot? Because that is a mouthful and yet entirely fitting of this lovably pompous character.

But this all leads up to the real plot of ‘Daisy’:

What did Lily buy and why did she only visit the Captain just to use the bathroom for an inordinately long time? Well, she has been separated from Marshall for an extended time. As Ted points out, once she is separated from him long enough, she takes up smoking to calm herself. It also explains her touchy mood this wedding weekend.

Ever since he left with baby Marvin to visit his mom (earlier in the week, we presume) Lily has been sneaking smokes on the fire escape of the apartment, in the bathroom of the train, and tonight, during her fight with Marshall. But where’s the proof? Well, eco-conscious Lily wouldn’t throw the cigarette butt out the window, or in the trash, or in the toilet. She’d put it in the potted daisy flower to allow it to decompose into the dirt.

Or so we think!

If you’re like us, you caught on pretty early that Ted’s story, while plausible, was a bit too suspicious. So when Ted stabs his hand into the plant, expecting to pull out the cigarette, we weren’t that surprised when it was a pregnancy test instead. A positive pregnancy test.

Suddenly, that smoking session in the train’s bathroom becomes evidence of morning (or motion) sickness. She chews gum to hide the smell of vomit, not cigarette. And she runs out on Marshall during their fight to take a test and once and for all see if she’s expecting baby number two.

Also: all the drinks Linus has been providing her throughout the weekend have been non-alcoholic, which was a bit of a red herring throughout the entire season that threw viewers off this potential path.

Marshall declares that they will be going to Rome to fulfill Lily’s dreams, even if their eventual daughter will be born there.

Flash-forward a year, and Marshall, Lily, Marvin, baby Daisy and Lily’s dad and Marshall’s mom are in Italy, impressively fluent in Italian.

What did you think of tonight’s ‘HIMYM’?

Quiz: Which ‘Mean Girls’ character are you?

9:02 am EDT, September 29, 2016

Ever wondered if you’re more of a Cady or a Regina? Today is your lucky day!

To celebrate Mean Girls Day (October 3rd), Episode, the world’s largest mobile network for interactive stories and creators of Mean Girls: Senior Year, has made a quiz to determine which Mean Girls character you are.

Once you’ve found your Mean Girls spirit animal, continue the fun by downloading both seasons of the Mean Girls story on Episode for iOS and Android. Rejoin all of your favorite characters as you navigate everything from new crushes to sorority pledging. You choose how the story plays out.

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Ever wondered if you’re more of a Cady or a Regina? Today is your lucky day!

To celebrate Mean Girls Day (October 3rd), Episode, the world’s largest mobile network for interactive stories and creators of Mean Girls: Senior Year, has made a quiz to determine which Mean Girls character you are.

Once you’ve found your Mean Girls spirit animal, continue the fun by downloading both seasons of the Mean Girls story on Episode for iOS and Android. Rejoin all of your favorite characters as you navigate everything from new crushes to sorority pledging. You choose how the story plays out.

You go, Glen Coco!

Let’s play! Which ‘Mean Girls’ character are you?

Play Mean Girls in the Episode app today!

Note: This quiz was sponsored by the advertiser.

WB has revealed that it will take the threat of an alien race, The Dominators, to unite the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

With Supergirl entering the Arrow-verse, she will be bringing aliens along — though it remains unclear how her Earth will integrate with Earth-1, where the casts of the other three series reside; Barry visited Kara’s Earth on Supergirl last season when he ran fast enough to open a portal.

“This year, for our mega ‘Arrowverse’ crossover, we’re taking inspiration from a DC crossover from the late 1980s known as Invasion!, which featured an alien race called the Dominators, who’d previously vexed the Legion of Superheroes,” Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow EP Marc Guggenheim says in a press release.

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WB has revealed that it will take the threat of an alien race, The Dominators, to unite the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

With Supergirl entering the Arrow-verse, she will be bringing aliens along — though it remains unclear how her Earth will integrate with Earth-1, where the casts of the other three series reside; Barry visited Kara’s Earth on Supergirl last season when he ran fast enough to open a portal.

“This year, for our mega ‘Arrowverse’ crossover, we’re taking inspiration from a DC crossover from the late 1980s known as Invasion!, which featured an alien race called the Dominators, who’d previously vexed the Legion of Superheroes,” Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow EP Marc Guggenheim says in a press release.

“We’re using cutting edge prosthetics and computer effects to achieve a feature film-quality look which is faithful to Invasion! artist Todd McFarlane’s interpretation of the characters.”

The Dominators

The Dominators, collectively known as the Dominion, are an alien race from the farthest reaches of the universe. A technologically-advanced species who specialize in genetics, their society is extremely hierarchical, with status depending on the size of a red circle that appears on their foreheads.

Invasion! was a major, three-issue crossover event in 1989 that featured the Dominators joining an Alien Alliance to wipe out humanity due to the threat the meta-gene that allows for humans to develop superpowers presents.

When they traveled to Earth, heroes and villains alike teamed up to fight to protect the world. The Dominators were also an enemy of the Legion of Superheroes in the 30th century.

It’s also worth noting that Arrow‘s 100th’s episode will air during the crossover, so we should definitely expect something special.

Are you looking forward to the crossover between ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Supergirl’?

Need a little extra dose of Gilmore Girls music in your daily life? Then you’re going to want to put this Gilmore Girls playlist on repeat!

When it came to music, Gilmore Girls really had its finger on the pulse of amazing music, both modern and otherwise. From The Bangles to The Shins to Elvis Costello, the show incorporated an eclectic yet fun mix of music into every episode of every season.

To celebrate the show’s impeccable choices (in addition to our undying love for the show itself), we’ve carefully crafted a Gilmore Girls music playlist. Relive all of the ups and downs in each of the seasons and perhaps throw an impromptu dance party with these tunes. With our Gilmore Girls playlist, you can now indulge in Gilmore Girls 24/7.

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Need a little extra dose of Gilmore Girls music in your daily life? Then you’re going to want to put this Gilmore Girls playlist on repeat!

When it came to music, Gilmore Girls really had its finger on the pulse of amazing music, both modern and otherwise. From The Bangles to The Shins to Elvis Costello, the show incorporated an eclectic yet fun mix of music into every episode of every season.

To celebrate the show’s impeccable choices (in addition to our undying love for the show itself), we’ve carefully crafted a Gilmore Girls music playlist. Relive all of the ups and downs in each of the seasons and perhaps throw an impromptu dance party with these tunes. With our Gilmore Girls playlist, you can now indulge in Gilmore Girls 24/7.

Hypable’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ music playlist

‘Where You Lead I Will Follow’ by Carole King and Louise Goffin

What better way to kick off a Gilmore Girls playlist than with the show’s famous theme song? It’s the perfect opening song. (And if you choose to play it on repeat, that’s completely acceptable.)
 

‘This is Hell’ by Elvis Costello

It makes perfect sense that Jess’ first impression of Stars Hollow would be narrated by this song. After all, the starry-eyed small town life can be kind of overwhelming at first.
 

‘There She Goes’ by The La’s

Fact: This was the very first song played on Gilmore Girls! It accompanied an introductory look around Stars Hollow before introducing our favorite gals. Oh, the memories!
 

‘Then She Appeared’ by XTC

What a perfect song to mark Rory and Jess’ first kiss. It’s perfectly sweet and tender and just oh-so-totally them. It’s hard not to imagine the scene when listening to this song.
 

‘Fell in Love With a Girl’ by The White Stripes

This was one of the songs that Hep Alien played at their very first gig! Sure, it wasn’t really a great night for Jess/Rory or the band, but it started out well enough!
 

‘Reflecting Light’ by Sam Phillips

As if Luke and Lorelai weren’t cute enough together at Luke’s sister’s wedding, they had to go and dance beautifully to this tender song.
 

‘Human Behaviour’ by Björk

What would a Gilmore Girls playlist be without including a song from one of the girls’ biggest inspirations? Just take a listen and think of their famous snow creation.
 

‘Eternal Flame’ by The Bangles

Make one of Lorelai’s favorite bands one of your favorite bands by listening to this track on our Gilmore Girls playlist on repeat!
 

‘One Line’ by PJ Harvey

“I love you, you idiot” is probably one of the most quotable lines on the show. This song just set the mood and really made it that much more memorable. It’s nothing less than perfect.
 

‘So Says I’ by the Shins

Who could ever forget the spring break scene where Paris tries to make out with Rory on the dance floor? The fact that The Shins were playing this song live during the scene just made it so much better.
 

‘Time Bomb’ by Rancid

Not only did Lane dance to this catchy tune in Rory’s room toward the beginning of the first season, but Hep Alien eventually covers it during a performance later in the series!
 

‘When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues’ by Bing Crosby and Gary Crosby

Watching Rory and Richard bond over this song in the hospital room is still one of the most memorable scenes of the series. Pour one out for the wonderful Richard Gilmore. We miss you, friend.
 

‘Inside Out’ by The Mighty Lemon Drops

The Gilmore Girls series finale was such a bittersweet episode, but this song definitely made for one of the most memorable moments: Luke and Lorelai kissing!
 

‘If I Could Write’ by Sam Phillips

This emotional song sums up the Gilmore girls’ love for each other perfectly, especially in times of sadness. Who could ever forget this song playing as Rory packs for a grip to Europe with Emily after fighting with Lorelai?
 

‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ by Cyndi Lauper

Lorelai and Emily Gilmore walking a catwalk to Cyndi Lauper’s greatest hit? Classic. Though they may not have gotten along often, at least they could bond over this song.
 

‘O’Oh’ by Yoko Ono

Remember that time when Rory skipped school to walk through New York with Jess, stopping for food and record shopping? This song was the perfect accompaniment for their adventure.
 

The La La Tunes by Sam Phillips

Okay, so these aren’t really actual songs per say, but Gilmore Girls wouldn’t be Gilmore Girls without them (and so neither would the Gilmore Girls playlist)! They’re so iconic!
 

‘My Little Corner of the World’ by Yo La Tengo

We decided to end our Gilmore Girls playlist on a cute note with this sweet song. The mental image of Rory and Lorelai runing at each other from across town during the season 1 finale is enough to make anyone smile.

 

What song(s) would you add to our ‘Gilmore Girls’ music playlist?

 
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