After the guys discover that Robin deliberately got Barney hooked up with an incompatible female writer, they find out that that they didn't realize that Robin hasn't been handling their breakup very well.

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In the aftermath of Robin and Barney's break-up, Robin isn't yet ready to date again, although her new co-anchor Don seems attracted to her and he seems to be a great guy, especially from Marshall's perspective. So when Don calls to ask Robin for a date, she is about to say no until someone intervenes on her behalf. Conversely, Barney has been back to his womanizing ways. However, the latest woman he meets named Anita has been a conundrum as she appears to want to sleep with him, but at the last minute she turns down his sexual advances. Telling the gang this story, Ted realizes that Anita is using a tactic in a new guidebook for single women in how to empower themselves on the dating scene. When Barney finds out that Anita is not only using the strategies in the book but is the book's author, Barney, on Ted's advice, comes up with a plan to circumvent Anita's strategy. Later, the gang minus Barney learn that Barney meeting Anita was not by accident, and learn the reason for the not ... Written by Huggo

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During her interview with Anita, Robin says "but um," the infamous phrase that Ted's students listen for in a drinking game. See more »

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Barney Stinson: [Barney visits Robin at the shooting range after Lily reveals to him Robin's post-breakup depression] Hey.
Robin Scherbatsky: [Sees Barney and takes off earplugs, still sad] What's up? Thought you were going on some big date.
Barney Stinson: Robin, I know you're upset.
Robin Scherbatsky: What? No, I have I've never been happier, and this Anita sounds lovely. I'm so glad that the two of you just randomly happened to find each other.
[angry tone]
Robin Scherbatsky: It just warms my frickin' heart
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Jennifer Lopez Is Great But All Hail Neil Patrick Harris
15 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out of the park as Barney Stinson. In fact, I'd go so far to say he has carried the show during its fifth season. He is certainly the stand out performer, and I don't say that lightly as I am a fan of both Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan (but they have been woefully under used this season) but as Barney would say its a "True Story"

Plot In A Paragraph: Following Robin and Barney's break-up, Robin isn't yet ready to date again, So when Don , her new co-anchor, calls to ask Robin for a date, she is about to say no until someone intervenes on her behalf. Meanwhile Barney has been back to his womanising ways. However, the latest woman he meets named Anita (guest star Jennifer Lopez) has him confused, as she seems to want to sleep with him, but at the last minute she turns down his sexual advances. Telling the gang this story, Ted realises that Anita is using a tactic in a new guidebook for single women in how to empower themselves on the dating scene. When Barney finds out that Anita is not only using the strategies in the book but is the book's author, he comes up with a plan to get around Anita's strategy. Later, the gang minus Barney learn that Barney meeting Anita was not by accident.

The Barney storyline is hilarious, with several laugh out loud moments and Jennifer Lopez is a good guest star, possibly my second favourite so far, behind only Britney Spears two episode stint as Amy (who'd have thought that)


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