How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 10

The Window (7 Dec. 2009)

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Maggie a girl next door Ted has wanted to date for years has suddenly broken up with her latest boyfriend, giving him and many other guys a chance to score with her.



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Episode cast overview:
Maggie Wilks (as Joanna Garcia)
Alec Medlock ...
Barbara Perry ...


Ted has always thought that Maggie Wilks, a woman he and Marshall and Lily knew in college, is the perfect woman. He's wanted to date her ever since she moved to New York, but she's always been in a relationship. Even between relationships, it's been a matter of hours before she was with another man in a long term relationship. So when Ted finds out, with the help of Maggie's cooperative neighbor, that Maggie is once again single, Ted rushes over to her apartment before another man swoops in. He gets there in time. As Ted forgot that he has a class to teach for the time that he and Maggie are supposed to go on their first date, he asks Marshall and Lily to keep her away from any men until he returns. That plan goes slightly awry when Marshall, reading through an old letter he found that he wrote to his 30 year old self when he was 15, hits a sudden and early mid-life crisis, to which he and by association Lily have to attend. They leave Maggie in Robin's care. When Robin has to attend... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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The narrator - Ted's older self in 2030 - doesn't make any comments during this episode until about 2/3 of the way. This includes the usual opening voice-over, "Kids..." See more »


Ted Mosby: [Ted receives a call] Hello?
Mrs. Douglas: Hello? Ted Mosby?
Ted Mosby: Yes?
Mrs. Douglas: The window is open.
Ted Mosby: [pause] What?
Mrs. Douglas: The Window... is open!
Ted Mosby: [hangs up and looks to Marshall] The window is open.
Marshall Eriksen: What are you waiting for?
Ted Mosby: I... I...
Marshall Eriksen: Run, Ted! RUN!
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