How I Met Your Mother

Season 5 Episode 24


Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 24, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Lily and Marshall seem to keep seeing Barney's doppelgänger, their agreed upon sign to try to get pregnant. Robin gets an offer for an anchor position in Chicago and is torn between accepting it or staying in New York with Don.

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  • A fine ending for a disappointing season

    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 doppelgnger 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 doppelgngers 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.moreless
  • The end of season 5

    How do you end a season? Sometimes it's done by something big being done or having a cliff hanger making look forward to the next season. This episode didn't do that. Lilly and Marshall make a decison that they are not going to have a baby until they see the fifth doppelgnger. I think they did it because of how long they been friends with Ted and maybe deep down inside they are not ready to have a baby yet. It's probably more of the first one. My biggest complaint about this episode was that you didn't get to see the fifth doppelgnger. It would've been a nice way to end the episode. However I did like Barney's new of trying to hook up with chicks. I also really like that you get to see his senstive side that he wants Marshall and Lilly to have a baby.

    Robin's realtionship with Don are going until a job offer comes along. For the first time she struggles with the decision in deciding a career or love. When her choice is love, she gets burned by Don who takes the same job. I thought it was a little cold of him. I did like that how all of her friends especially Ted tried to help her. The jokes on Ted as a blonde were pretty amusing. I was really glad when Robin and Ted were on the couch and didn't kiss. It's even better when, no not yet. That's a little ways down the road.

    As with the start to this season, this wasn't the best episode. This would've been better if it was not the finale. However all things come to an end and new things start. You will see that in the first episode in season 6. But like I said that's a little ways down the road.moreless
  • When did Barney learn to drive?

    I liked this episode alot ...but I was wondering when Barney learned to drive a cab because last I knew he was terrified of driving...I guess it makes sense because Braney is just that awesome that he can magically overcome his fears, earn t drive and get a license offscreen without any of us knowing.
  • Lily thinks she's found Barney's doppelganger.

    "Doppelgangers" is a great episode, but disappointing series finale. I love the idea of Lily and Marshall trying to have a baby once they find the last doppelganger. I love how they finally see Barney's doppelganger. The only thing I didn't like was how confusing this episode was. That's the problem with season 5, they make some episodes too confusing where characters can't make up their mind about something, and it just becomes annoying. I'm just happy that Lily and Marshall decide to have a baby at the end of this episode. Don's a jerk for taking the job Robin was offer. I give this episode a 7/10.moreless
  • Probably not the best season so far...

    HIMYM used to be funny. Now, not so much. I found season 5 very weak. Things started to go downhill last year but this year has been even worse.

    It was sometimes hard to find a reason to smile. 6 years later, Friends still make me laugh! What a contrast!

    I think the writers are trying so much to delay the moment when Ted meets the mother that they are short of funny stories to tell.

    Even Barney and Robin who used to be my favourites tend to get on my nerves sometimes. I'll admit, there have been some nice moments but not enough to make up for an overall terrible season.

    I seriously hope that things will improve next year. Otherwise I don't know if I'll stick for long...moreless
Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey


Guest Star

Bette Rae

Bette Rae


Guest Star

Mina Kim

Mina Kim

Korean Woman

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca


Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • On Barney's map of the world there is no check over Argentina meaning he has never had sex with a girl from there, however during "Something Blue" he says he hooked up with an Argentinian exchange student.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Barney: You guys bangin'?
      Marshall: Aah! Why are you in our bedroom? (Robin comes in) Ah! Why are you in our bedroom? (Blonde Ted comes in Aah! Why is Ellen Degeneres in our bedroom?
      Ted: First of all, I'm getting tons of compliments. Second, (To Robin) tell them.
      Robin: He's not getting tons of compliments.
      Ted: No, the other thing.
      Robin: He got a manicure.

    • Ted: Over time, we all become our own doppelgängers. You know? These completely different people who just happen to look like us.

    • Don: 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: Yes, I can. Good luck in Chicago, Don.

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