I actually enjoyed the episode, but I can't stand the thought of not having Marshall around for the whole season, which is very likely given that he showed up at the last second when Lily was in labor back in season 6 or 7. For the most part, the episode was really just filler in my opinion. Here's hoping that the entire season doesn't get to that point. That would be good. Who else noticed the lousy audio quality during the rainstorm? Ted and Barney's dialogue was very muffled and canned in. Why the hell didn't they loop that? HIMYM has long been weak in the audio department, but that's just unacceptable.