How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 13

Ten Sessions (24 Mar. 2008)

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As the search for Mrs. Right continues, Ted woos his dermatologist Stella -- but her receptionist, Abby, seems more interested in him.



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Ted visits a tattoo removal clinic to get his butterfly tattoo removed and he's attracted to his doctor, Stella. She warns him that he will have to go through ten one hour sessions and it it will be very painful. Ted understands and he wants to go out with her, but she can't, as long as Ted is her patient and it's a violation of AMA rules. In addition, she tells Ted up front when he suggests that they can go out when the sessions are over, the answer will be no. Ted is convinced that he can change that no into a yes after ten sessions. During these sessions, Ted tries to charm Stella, but it appears it's not working. One ploy he tries is to be very nice to Stella's receptionist, Abbey, but Stella still says no and Abbey is attracted to Ted. When session ten arrives, and the tattoo removal is complete, when Ted asks her once again, we find out why Stella can't go out on a date with him. Ted, upset that this isn't going to happen, finds a way so they can go out together. Written by goleafs84

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The lab coat worn by 'Stella Zinman' is owned by actress Sarah Chalke and was worn by her Scrubs (2001). She reveals in the commentary for this episode that the pocket protector she wears with her lab coat covers the patch that says "Dr. Elliot Reid", her character on Scrubs. See more »


Britney Spears appears to be wearing a wedding ring on her left hand in a couple of the shots that occur in the doctor's office. Her character is supposed to be single. In other scenes she's not wearing a ring on her left hand. See more »


Dr. Stella Zinman: Abby goes bowling with her church group every Wednesday night... and she really wanted to invite you, but she's too shy.
Ted Mosby: Abby is...?
Dr. Stella Zinman: My receptionist. You really made quite an impression on her with the coffee the other day. I mean, she has really not stopped talking about you.
Ted Mosby: Oh, Abby. I thought you said "Alan."
Dr. Stella Zinman: But you just said, "Abby is...?"
Ted Mosby: Right. Right, I thought I said "Alan."
Dr. Stella Zinman: Who's Alan?
Ted Mosby: Who's Abby?
Dr. Stella Zinman: My receptionist.
Ted Mosby: Exactly.
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Sarah Chalke Overlooked!!
5 April 2008 | by (Sacramento CA) – See all my reviews

Supreme episode; and not because of that totally non-memorable turn by whats-her-name. Its too bad that Sarah was overlooked; because she and Josh Radnor displayed a great chemistry in a totally believable story line. The date scene at the end was a supreme example of excellent writing; great direction; wonderful acting tight editing;and comic timing. It was Just totally believable and throughly well done; and worthy of multiple DVR replays! If Scrubs ever ends (and I don't want to see that happen) Sarah has a great continuing character to pick up and develop in this ever-improving comedy. Here's one hoping that Sarah is indeed the title "mother"! Advice to Britney: Keep your pants on; and stick to the gossip rags. Limited dance moves; minimal singing ability; even more limited and minimal singing ability; and limitless sub-teen appeal have no place in prime-time.

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