How I Met Your Father Season 2 Episode 7 Recap and Review

How I Met Your Father Season 2 is going in full swing and we are reaching closer to the season coming to an end. There are still a handful of episodes left, which brings us to the most recent episode of the season titled, “A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Valentine’s Day.”

Yes, the title is definitely a mouthful but it’s worth it because Episode 7 of How I Met Your Father Season 2 is officially the episode filled with flashbacks!

Episode 7 revolves around a very special holiday that people around the world either love to love or love to hate, there’s no in-between, and yes, we are talking about Valentine’s Day.

How I Met Your Father is all about Sophie finding the love of her life, so it wouldn’t be wise to skip out on Valentine’s Day. Albeit, this episode isn’t your usual V-Day episode and we’ll tell you more about that in this review and recap, so keep reading!

It’s All About the Flashbacks This Episode!

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Episode 7 begins with everyone sitting at the bar and Ellen coming in with an ice sculpture of her girlfriend. If there’s anyone who could walk in with that, it has to be Ellen.

She looks sad and defeated because instead of spending Valentine’s Day with her girlfriend, Rachel, she now has to spend it alone or well, in this case, with her friends, because Rachel had to leave town for a family emergency.

But, Ellen does have some brilliant friends who decide narrate stories of their worst Valentine’s Day to help Ellen feel better about her day. Who wouldn’t want friends like that?

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Episode 7

Of course, Jesse is the love Grinch, but are we even surprised about that at this point? He expresses his hate for the holiday, but everyone else seems to love love, and thus begins the tale of Valentine’s with a series of flashbacks, which has made this episode extremely exciting.

For any Hillary Duff fans who have loved her from Lizzie McGuire days, there’s a little clip from that show as well, and it will hit you right in the nostalgic bone!

 Hillary Duff

Not only does this episode give us some great flashbacks, but it also tells us the story of how Val and Sophie became friends, which is something everyone was curious about because we know we were! Sophie and Val dated the same guy in freshman year, at the same time, and clearly ended up getting played by him.

The two girls couldn’t be more different from each other, but somehow have been balancing each other out since the moment they first met, on Valentine’s Day! This cute story wasn’t enough to cheer Ellen up, so Charlie took a swing.

Val and Sophie

We all know and love Charlie, and after two seasons, we have grown accustomed to his ways, but even we have to admit that his storytelling made us stifle a yawn. Charlie was interrupted time and again, but once we did finish his story, it truly felt like something that would happen to a man who was 50% Ted Mosby and 50% Barney Stinson.

How I Met Your Mother fans will understand what we’re talking about. Sid also takes a swing at his worst Valentine’s Day when he realizes he was in love with Hannah for the first time, but it was also the day he and Hannah had one of their biggest fights. Now that Hannah might not show up for Valentine’s Day in the present time, it would be their first V-Day part. Spoiler alert: she shows up.


Ellen is hopeful that if there is one person who can truly have a sad Valentine’s Day story, it is Jesse. However, when Jesse takes his turn, Sophie and the whole group realize that Jesse is the kind of premature “I love you” and suddenly, Sophie doesn’t feel so special anymore.

That definitely creates some tension between them, but you can trust Jesse to resolve it eventually and make Sophie feel better about everything. We are positive Jesse isn’t the love of Sophie’s life, but they could have another shot at dating, right? We would love to know your thoughts about it.

Jesse And Sophie

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Episode 7 might not have been the funniest episode of this season, but when it comes to entertainment, this episode was the full package. But here’s something interesting that we thought about, and you can bust our theory in the comments section if you like, but we had to share.

Could Barney Stinson possibly be Sophie’s father? We are unsure of the timeline and age gap, but Sophie does mention in the episode that her mother and father were more of a one-night stand at a music festival, and frankly, that sounds a whole lot like Barney. Plus, the blonde hair. This is simply a theory as of now, but it could hold some truth, and we might just find out more about that in the next few episodes.


Every time we have done a recap and review for How I Met Your Father Season 2, we keep wondering when Charlie and Val will get together again because it was definitely hinted at various points, but it hasn’t really happened it.

It’s got us wondering if the writers are going to revisit that couple again at all. If that happens, it needs to happen soon, not just because we’re curious, but because there aren’t too many episodes left in How I Met Your Father Season 2.

Charlie and Val

Episode 7 definitely ends on a high note with a glimpse of Charlie’s story where he’s covered in whipped cream waiting for his girlfriend.

This episode had a lot of great moments and it was nice seeing the gang sitting together, sharing stories, and having a good laugh, sometimes it’s simpler times like these that truly capture the essence of American sitcoms.

How I Met Your Father Season 2 has been a success so far and significantly better than the first season, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next!

How I Met Your Father Season 2


If you have been following How I Met Your Father Season 2, do let us know in the comments what you think about the season so far. If you haven’t been following it, what are you waiting for?

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