Jorge Garcia guest starred on How I Met Your Mother this week as 'Blitz,' a college friend of Ted and Marshall's. He's called Blitz because he inherited a curse whereby every time he leaves, something amazing happens. The gang was hanging out at the Bar when Ted wanted to leave to finish his TurTurkeyKey (a turkey stuffed with a smaller turkey). Marshall warned him not to leave because he might catch the Blitz curse. Ted left anyway.
When Ted woke up the next morning, it was clear that there had been a wild party in his apartment, suggesting that he had in fact become the blitz. He found Zoey in his bath tub and The Blitz himself (Garcia) in his kitchen. Ted was furious with his friends for hanging out with Zoey, his mortal enemy.
During the party, there was a dog on skateboard, Marshall sent a picture of his dong to a random number (and the random guy sent a picture of his in return), Lily got 'buttered up' and slid down the hallway, and Robin danced on (and broke) Ted's stove. The gang traveled around to everyone's apartments trying to find a place to cook the turkey. Finally, they we're left with no choice but to accept Zoey's invitation to have Thanksgiving at her apartment.
At Zoey's, Barney caught the blitz and Steve tricked him into leaving the room so that something awesome would happen. When Barney returned, Steve apologized for tricking him. He said, "Sorry, but I was on that island for what seemed like eternity and I'm going to enjoy the other side." We thought that LOST reference was a little heavy-handed. Much better was the LOST reference that had the blitz curse transfer by a little smoke monster going from person-to-person. The best one was when Garcia rattled off The Numbers (4,8,15, 16, 23, 42, and no, we didn’t have to look to remember them).
Ted got in a fight with Zoey and made a comment about her being like the evil step-mother in Cinderella, and she proceeded to throw everyone out. On the way home, Ted deduced that Zoe had been kicked out of her family's Thanksgiving plans by a step-daughter who hated her, and they all rushed back to apologize. At last the TurTurkeyKey was cooked and served (it was disgusting), and Ted and Zoey took one big step toward the love affair that we all know is coming ... They decided to be friends. And don’t worry, Barney lost the blitz in the end, giving it back to Jorge Garcia’s character.
Not up there with the Slapsgiving episode, but still pretty funny. And hey: at least it gave us an episode this week. Gossip Girl skipped out on us last night. Ugh. Also, we want to see Jorge Garcia get work that doesn't totally revolve around his time on LOST though. He seems like a cool guy.
Episode grade: B+
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