When Ted tries winning Jeanette back after she breaks up with him, Barney intervenes to help him land a new girl using his playbook, revealing the one he burned was a replica. As he guides Ted through various outlandish and unsuccessful plays, Robin walks in and is upset to learn Barney lied to her about the playbook. Barney manages to console her while Ted goes back to Jeanette, who shortly thereafter discovers the playbook and ends up trashing Ted's apartment and destroying the playbook. All this leads to Ted's decision to stop dating until he finds the one. Meanwhile, Marshall's unintentional antics end up impressing an artist Lily wants to do business with at an art gallery opening.