How I Met Your Mother: Season 9, Episode 9

Platonish (11 Nov. 2013)

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After Robin finds out her mother isn't coming to the wedding, the group recalls a fateful night six months ago when Barney accepted the "challenge" of a lifetime, and Ted made a decision about his pursuit of Robin.

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Usually cold-hearted Robin is in tears over the news that her mother will not be attending the wedding. In trying to make Robin feel better, Ted, Barney and Lily each are brought back in their memory to a time six months earlier. Then, Lily noticed that the challenges that Barney always accepted in picking up women were those that he issued for himself. So Lily and Robin went on a quest to issue Barney challenges on picking up women that they believed he could not complete. This quest became an all night task. The one challenge that Barney felt like no challenge at all ended up being the most difficult not so much for the challenge itself, but for the advice he got in return. What Robin, Barney and Lily are and were unaware of is that at that same time, Marshall tried to convince Ted that, based on inside information, he should still try to pursue Robin, despite Ted vowing that their relationship was then purely platonic. Events, including a telephone call from Chicago, made Ted truly... Written by Huggo

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The Mother: Do you want to keep playing or do you wanna win?
Barney Stinson: I wanna win. What am I doing? In less than 20 minutes, Robin and I could be...
The Mother: Oh, no, no, no, no. It's gonna take a lot more than 20 minutes. This is gonna take everything you have got. It will take all your time, all your attention, all your resources. This is the big one, diaper man! You gotta do it right, can't be messing around and picking up girls in drug stores. You got work to do.
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Best of season 9 yet..
15 November 2013 | by (Kolkata, India) – See all my reviews

This episode reinstated the fact that HIMYM is a wonderful show. All the other 8 episodes episodes have been horrendous. They were not funny and only stretched the story. But THIS is where this is show in its final season gains foothold. This is the only episode, till now, where the mother had a substantial role and we get to know how she made Barney admit that he was still in love with Robin. And this episode, along with being nostalgic was also quite funny too. The writer's should move on with this writing because this is why we love HIMYM and adore the characters. This was the best yet and I hope that there's more to come..


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