When Ted is oblivious to Victoria's hints about wanting more commitment in their relationship, Lily and Marshall explain the subtext to him. Ted decides to propose to Victoria and she accepts, but with the condition that he end his friendship with Robin. When Ted cannot agree to her request, Victoria breaks up with him. Robin is concerned about Barney's mental state when he forms an unhealthy attachment to Brover, a dog that becomes his wingman. She persuades her boyfriend Nick to allow her to invite Barney over for dinner with them and ends up comforting him after Brover's owner shows up to take him back.