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"P.S. I Love You"/S8E15

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 1:15 PM

By Dhruv Rao


To read part 1, click here.

As you may have read, the 1st half was used as a premise and was quite lengthy. However, this second part should be much easier to digest. Firstly, let's talk about the theme of tonight's "P.S I Love You": obsession. Obsession and Stalking go hand-in-hand, leading to a vicissitude. Tonight we saw it in the anterior and its repurcussions while watching its blossoming contempranously. The whole point of Robin Sparkles to turn into Robin Daggers was this obsession, but we have no clear idea of how intense the obsession got. Meanwhile, we try to trace ourselves backwards in Ted's love story by getting Jeanette to admit that she'd been stalking since he was on the cover of the Architect's Magazine.


From Ted's story branches out Barney's quest to find Robin's stalkee. Well, should I say his lesson on hypocricy. He breaks into Robin's apartment, reads her journals which give us the first flashback, then flies down to Canada with a yellow pad and questions. Peculiar is the fact that Canadians always appreciate the fact that you did something for them, this time the donuts. One thing lead to another, and finally we came to the "It's Robin Sparkles 4, y'all!" moment that I had been waiting for...


"Underneath The Tunes" was neither over-powering nor cheesy. It was a combination of humor, gothic essence, emotions, and guest stars. Usually, any series that includes so many guest stars gives itself a huge burden: how to use them perfectly. Each one of these Canadian heart throbs were given a few seconds on camera as part of an interview to show their horrification towards Robin's sudden turn. The new song "P.S I Love You", was completely different than what its title implied. I mean, I would have never expected this outcome from Robin Sparkles. Turns out, she's now Robin Daggers in Canada. Every national memory has its own way to be recalled, the ugly sight of Robin admitting her "secret" out to the world gave the tremor to all the Tim Hortons in Canada. 


To this day, it is called as "The Day Grunge Is Born." Maybe my favorite quote from the episode would be from Dave Coulier: "It wan't me." This batch of guest stars we were promised were all theories, just like the Dobler-Dahmer theory. Jeanette seemed a Dahmer to Marshall and Lily just until Lily told Marshall the truth and changed what destiny first told them. Meanwhile, Jeanette created her destiny with Ted in the same way: the crazy blondie way. However, it's his last mistake before his destiny actually is set. 


Finally, I would like to conclude that the episode branched out a lot differently than I had thought it would have. However, I much enjoyed this sweet gothic treat. My only worry: no more Robin Sparkles/ Robin Daggers. If  you didn't get the penultimate scene, let me give you the 411: the PS in the title stands for Paul Schaffer, and Alan Thicke does beat Barney up while hogging down a donut...


Grade: A



Categories: How I Met Your Mother

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Reply ChemicalCorpse
11:06 AM on February 6, 2013 
Fantastic! couldn't have Sehr-ed it better myself!
-Yousef