Marshall and Lily think they've spotted Barney's doppelganger, which means that they can start trying to have a baby, but it's really Barney in disguise. Meanwhile, Ted goes blonde and Robin considers taking an anchor job in Chicago.

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A couple of weeks after they make the vow to start a family if they see Barney's doppelgänger - the last of the five whose doppelgänger has not been seen - Lily and Marshall see that person in the form of a cabbie. They even telephone Barney to see if it isn't him in yet another scam to meet and sleep with women. They however decide not to tell anyone of their decision. When Marshall learns that the cabbie they saw really was Barney and not his doppelgänger, Marshall has by that time gotten into his mind that he really does want to start a family. As such, will he tell Lily the truth, she who seems to need that sign from the universe to embark on this important step in their lives? Meanwhile, Robin receives what she considers an offer for her dream job, that as a news anchor. The problem is that the job is in Chicago. Leaving her four friends would be difficult enough, but she isn't sure if she wants to leave Don, who she is finally meshing with both professionally and personally. She... Written by Huggo

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The title of this episode refers to the German word for look-alike. The word "Doppelgaenger" can be singular and plural in German. So "Doppelgangers" with a S at the end is grammatically wrong. See more »

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In this episode, Ted says that while working as a lifeguard, he had one senior citizen that drowned on his watch, how ever in an earlier episode, on his resume, it states that while working as a lifeguard, it says 'no fatalities'. See more »

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Narrator: Kids, up to this point in the story we had found doppelgangers - eerie but awesome lookalikes for four of the five of our little group. There was lesbian Robin. Mustache Marshall. Stripper Lily. And Mexican wrestler me. Yes, mine was the coolest. So we were all eager to find the fifth doppelganger, Barney's. Turns out it was more important to some of us than others.
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A fine ending for a disappointing season
15 May 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

In the final episode of season 5, we have Marshall and Lily deciding to get a baby since they stipulated earlier in this season that they will do so if they see the 5th doppelganger of the group, which is Barney. Besides that, Robin gets offered a job as a news anchor at an important station in Chicago, but can't decide what she should do because she is actually in love with her boyfriend and co-anchor Don at the moment. So, while this is definitely not a very special season finale with big things or cliffhangers happening, it does feature hilarious scenes. For example, the doppelgangers of Barney (yes, there are more than one) or Ted dyeing his hair blonde (for real!!!) and the hilarious jokes that the other group members have got for that. Most of the actors, with exception of Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris, are acting rather weakly in this episode and the screenplay isn't that good. However, it's a nice season finale with some important decisions being made and funny parts as well. I enjoyed this episode although I have to say that it's very reflecting on the whole season: nice to watch, but they can do it a lot better as we know it from the first season.


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