Ted makes a final attempt to win Robin's heart. Marshall and Lily's relationship is in jeopardy.

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Ted, feeling once again that Robin is the girl for him, decides to make one last ditch attempt to win her heart by performing a grand gesture. His plan entails waiting for her in her apartment, which he can only do by borrowing Lily's spare key. With one small glitch, Ted is able to pull off his grand gesture. Overwhelmed, Robin, doesn't know how to respond. Her answer - with Ted only accepting a "yes" or "no" with no in-between - takes into consideration a work issue. To help Robin make up her mind, Ted feels like he has to produce an act of God... with a little help from one of Barney's old girlfriends who would rather see Barney dead than help him. Meanwhile, Marshall finds out that Lily applied for a summer long art fellowship in San Francisco when he listens to a voice message left on their answering machine that offers her the position. As the two argue over what it means for their relationship and their upcoming wedding, neither has the heart to finish the argument for fear of ... Written by Huggo

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Joss Whedon connections: Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof from Angel (1999) played Penelope and Sandy Rivers in this episode. Denisof (Alyson Hannigan's husband and Buffy Co-star) also appeared in two other episodes as Sandy Rivers. See more »

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Penelope mentions having slept with Barney twice in the back of his car, but in "Arrivederci, Fiero" it is revealed that Barney doesn't own a car and in fact cannot even drive. However, Barney often lies to women and could easily have told her that some random car was actually his. They slept in the car; she never said that he drove it. See more »

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Penelope: Why the hell should I help you?
Barney: Come on, I know it didn't work out between us, but we did have a relationship.
Penelope: We had sex twice in your car and then you dumped me. How is that a relationship?
Barney: Twice!
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Features How I Met Your Mother: Pilot (2005) See more »

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Air on the G String
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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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What a season finale (NO SPOILERS!)
31 August 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This was an absolutely great season finale and besides "Game Night" (my favorite episode) and "The Pineapple incident" this is one of the greatest episodes of the first season.

Although Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) was great as usual, I really have to say that - in my opinion - Jason Segel (Marshall) was absolutely incredible. I mean, the cast is really strong compared to comedy series like "The New Adventures..." (I really don't like her) and "Out of Practice" and they grew together so fast that I found myself reminded of the good old friends era.

This show has very high potentials, strong characters, great actors, funny lines and a combines a fresh breeze and a great concept with the good old sitcom-style. A great mix with the opportunity of becoming a new phenomenon and definitely the best comedy series in the post-friends-era which first season ended with this marvelous episode.

Torben


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