Well it looks plausible that Barney and the stripper will soon break up. Of course it is also plausible that she will quit being a stripper for Barney and she will be revealed as the wife. If Robin doesn't end up with Barney, where else can her character go? That seems like the only path for her from here. Whoever the wife turns out to be, it all comes down to the one hour season finale. The next two weeks can't go by fast enough.