How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 24

Doppelgangers (24 May 2010)

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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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Don Frank: [Robin is stunned that Don accepted a lead anchor job in Chicago - which she turned down earlier] Put yourself in my shoes. Can you imagine what it's like to have the phone ring and it's your dream job on the other end?
Robin Scherbatsky: [Teary-eyed] Yes... I can. Good luck in Chicago, Don.
[leaves Don's apartment]
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Season 5 Finale
21 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the final episode of season five of "How I Met Your Mother" we have a few laughs in a classic episode

Plot In A Paragraph: Intent on letting the universe decide when they have a baby, Marshall and Lily are still waiting till they see Barney's doppelgänger before trying for a baby. They are delighted when they see Barney doppelgänger is a New York City taxi driver. Marshall rings Barney at work to confirm its not him, using a disguise to pull women and when he has a phone conversation with him, they decide to try for a baby. Meanwhile the gang trick Ted into dying is hair blond and Robin considers moving to Chicago for a great job opportunity.

The doppelgänger running joke has been a lot of fun, as was Ted dyeing his hair. Sadly this episode brought us back to the Ted and Robin romance (which this reviewer wish not a fan of) again, which may be played out over season 6.


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