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"How I Met Your Mother" A Change of Heart (2011)

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A Change of Heart (#6.18)

Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada
26 July 2015

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This episode is alright. It is not bad since it has some small jokes in it that make one laugh. At the same time I didn't really like both of the main stories.

First of all, I don't like to see Barney fall for a girl. Especially one like Nora. She is just boring. Relationship freak, going too fast in, inviting him to meet her parents. No this is not the kind of a woman Barney's heart should make a skip for. If there is one she should be like Robin, there is no other option.

The dog story was alright. But it could be funny on a short run, they just kept on going with it as it didn't seem they had too much time to fill.

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Favourite Episode Of The Season

Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom
29 January 2015

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson as How I Met Your Mother. With strong support from Alyson Hannigan he is both hilarious and touching, and in the last scene, heartbreakingly sad.

Plot In A Paragraph: Following on from Marshall's Dad dying of a heart attack, all the gang get their hearts checked. Barney is going on his second date with Nora. When Nora tells him up front that she is looking for a serious relationship, Barney tells her that he too is looking for a serious relationship. Does he mean it or is it all an act just to get her into bed? Barney himself may not even be sure, Lily is pretty sure she knows what he's really feeling for Nora. Meanwhile, Robin is thinking about getting a dog again.

Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney Stinson in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it. Nazanin Boniadi returns as Nora, which delighted me (even more than the fact that Zoe wasn't in this episode) as I really like her character. Sadly I think this may also be the last time we see her.

Favourite episode of the season.

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i think this is the worst episode of the series

Author: foxytree2 from United States
9 February 2015

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In this episode, Barney gets turned off (or maybe in a previous one, he did) about Nora telling him right away that she wanted a serious relationship. Then Barney proceeds to lie about wanting one too but not correct his lie because he really wants Robin? Who cares? It's hard to focus with this one. Right from the start, "A Change of Heart" was just awful and unfunny at the same time. Nothing about this episode brought anything valuable to the story of the show. Nora is a terribly boring character that SOMEHOW makes Barney boring when she is around him. The love interests that they bring in to combat Barney aren't fun at all. Quinn was basically the same thing as Nora, minus an English accent. At least when Barney went to a strip club and Robin got upset about it, Barney just basically ignored it. Any Nora/Barney plot is pointless, dull and meaningless because they bring you back to Robin/Barney, which is another pointless stale story arc. Barney lies about lying? That's a new one. Kidding. Snooze.

The plot is just aimless to say the least. The worst part of the episode is when Robin gets a boyfriend and they treat him as if he were a dog. Lame. This episode has everything that can be added to the scrapheap of bad HIMYM gags such as Lily's unfunny "Yousonofab*tch" line, the pot smoking/sandwich euphemism, and Lily's boring doctor with the accent. But the dog part had to be the worst idea in the history of the show. How can anyone even crack a smile at this? What were the writers thinking? How on earth did this idea get a green light?

1 out of 10. Maybe even 0 out of 10 because there was no payoff. Sometimes episodes are pointless and add nothing to the plot but at least are funny. "A Change of Heart" was neither of the two. Worst episode of the entire series. Even over "Burning Bee Keeper" and "Slappointment"

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