Did you like last week's? Because it was basically the same technique.
I don't know why, but I hated the technique when they kept flashing to Robin and Lilly further in the future. On the other hand, I loved the way they did it for this episode. Maybe it just fit better with this story. The first go around, you're thinking that a lot of this stuff doesn't make sense (Captain pointing a harpoon at Ted, him mouthing he is going to kill him) then as the show progresses, everything makes way more sense. Like someone said earlier, that was one of the funnier episodes of the past few seasons.
My only problem was that Robin kissed the Captain, and Barney didn't even react to it. Not really a big thing, but it just stuck out to me.