How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 23

Landmarks

4
Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 09, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Ted has to decide whether to openly declare the Arcadian to be a landmark, knowing one choice will further his career at the expense of his relationship with Zoe… and vice versa.

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  • Ted's Building

    8.5
    It all started with a building. Ted has always wanted to design a building to be in a city's skyline. He did it before for Tacoma. The place he wanted to do it the most was New York. When he finally has a chance it almost ends when he meets Zoey and eventually decides to join her in the protest the building (the Arcadian) where his building was to go up. This was yet another episode that were shown into the future (but not too far away). In this case it was a few days. Also like other times when this was done, it was entertaining. Robin was spot on what would happen between Ted and Zoey. I am glad she was right and it was a long time coming. I thought Zoey went a little bit over the line with Ted. It was a nice flashback though. I do wonder why Future Ted couldn't tell his kids what happened to the limestone, even though it was obvious what happened. I liked that the breakup happened in this episode and not the in the season finale.

    Other notes to mention about this episode were an awesome scene when Marshall hugged his former boss with Lilly, and Barney who came with him. I also liked the scene when Dream Barney tries to get Ted to change his mind. So the finale begins. You will love it.moreless
  • Ted versus Zoey

    7.0
    "Landmarks" is a good How I Met Your Mother episode. It wasn't anything special. As much as I enjoyed Ted and Zoey, I'm glad they broke up in this episode. They were started to get annoying, and it's better that they break up now before they get really annoying. I love how this episode was filmed with the flashbacks explaining why Ted makes his decision to tear down the Arcadian. I give this episode a 7/10.moreless
  • 623

    6.5
    Pretty predictable all things considered. I for one enjoyed the Ted & Zoey relationship contrary to popular opinion but we all already knew that it wasn't going too last, and we all knew that Zoey was not the mother.



    That is definitely why their relationship was doomed from the start, especially when the Arcadian hung in the balance. Most of the lines and jokes here were pretty ridiculous and contrived. Like the dream? Or Robin's "possible outcomes."



    The fact that they didn't reveal how they managed to destroy the Arcadian was a huge cop out and I felt like they could of used the time they had to explain why. If this is Zoey's last episode, it would also be a horrible sendoff of her character so hopefully we get some closer come next episode. So-so episode for me.moreless
  • Ohh goshh...real-reel...HIMYM is mocking me...dis episode is telling my story...and the most surprising part...it happened on the same day of the episode

    10
    I came home to see HIMYM from an emotional meeting with a girl. Zoey says I gotta take this cab. She also said I gotta take this cab. That line was spot on,"Its nice to get one last look to remember what you were tryin to save". I told my girl I love her but she's getting engaged in a couple of weeks. I knew about it. She knew about my feelings. We are great friends but some things don't work out. That line bout the one last look ripped me. Seriously, dripping. Couldn't sleep the whole night coz the flute music at the end during zoey's and ted's confrontation was playing through my mind. Been 6 seasons of HIMYM and it still speaks to me. Won't ever forget that girl and won't ever forget HIMYM.moreless
  • Spoiler - Ted decides to continue on with the GNB project, which spells the end of his short lived relationship with Zoe.

    5.0
    I was dissapointed with this episode on a lot of levels. As someone else mentioned, I liked Zoe, but I fault the writers for letting us know early on that she wasn't going to be the mother. It made watching her relationship with Ted somewhat pointless.



    Also, because from the very start, Ted supported destroying the Arcadian, it didn't make any sense that Zoe would suddenly be so hurt by his decision. Yes, he changed his mind for a few days but so what? Although, it is touching that she has a connection to the building, she herself said it was disgusting inside and should be torn down. I also found it very odd that Ted never really considers Barney's problems in making his decision. He saves the building for self interested reason of furthering his career, which he should do as he has yet to build a single building. However, Barney stuck his neck out for him and it really didn't seem to matter to him that he would be fired. Also, Ted would have faced serious legal consequences for breaching his contract with GNB and possibly costing them the million dollar building deal for his little speech.



    Final thoughts, why would the Landmark committee care what Ted thought about the building? As the GNB architect, he is biased so I fail to see how his opinion would really matter to them. The only really good part of this episode was the bit about the dog Tugboat.moreless
Peter MacKenzie

Peter MacKenzie

Mr. Horvath

Guest Star

Eijiro Ozaki

Eijiro Ozaki

Ninja

Guest Star

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

Jane

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Zoey Pierson

Recurring Role

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

Arthur Hobbs

Recurring Role

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