Barney tries to win Nora back, but she’s not easily convinced.He resolves not to leave the diner where they meet until she agrees to go out with him, and she finally gives in.Lily’s grandparents decide to give her and Marshall their house in the suburbs now that they’re moving to Florida.
Marshall and Lily decide not to learn the gender of their child before he or she is born, and Barney keeps bugging them until they finally give in and learn that they’re having a boy.
Robin’s former therapist/new boyfriend Kevin can’t resist psychoanalyzing the group, and determines that they’re completely dysfunctional.
Kevin gets upset at how close Robin and Ted are, but then realizes Ted is just fragile and alone.
Lily’s pregnancy is making her feel like she isn’t sexy, so Marshall tries to turn her on.
Ted tries to take his architecture class on a field trip to the building he designed, but he can’t get onto the construction site, so he takes them to random locations around town.
Marshall’s formerly hard-nosed boss has gone soft because he believes fighting for the environment is futile, and Marshall inspires him to fight again.Episode 7Title: “Noretta”Original Airdate: October 24, 2011Barney’s brother James (Wayne Brady) comes to visit and is creeped out by how much Nora reminds him of their mother, and soon everyone in the group is seeing their parents in their romantic partners.Barney and Nora are set to finally have sex for the first time, but their night is a series of disasters.On the sixth season of How I Met Your Mother, Ted (Josh Radnor) still didn’t meet the mother of his children, but his friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) did get pregnant with their first child, while Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) entered into his first adult relationship, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) worried that she had missed her opportunity.The seventh season features Marshall and Lily preparing for a new child, Barney and Robin dating other people and Ted still waiting for true love.Instead, everyone stayed in New York and rode out the storm.