How I Met Your Mother

Season 9 Episode 9

Platonish

36
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2013 on CBS
8.5
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In a flashback episode, the gang ponders the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle, while Ted gets a call from an old "friend". Meanwhile, Barney accepts a series of challenges from Lily and Robin.

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  • Platonish

    7.0
    The show's days of making you laugh consistently with the jokes are long gone, we had a plethora of bad ones here, but from a storyline point it was actually quite enjoyable. The "Challenge Accepted" idea was good, and seeing Barney finally learn responsibility was welcome, but a lot of these jokes were childish.



    And who wrote Bryan Cranston's comeback? Terrible dialogue.
  • best episode of season 9 so far!!

    8.0
    well, this one is clearly the best episode of the season. It mostly takes back to the past. I think this episode is what HIMYM is all about. Tbh 9th season has dissapointed me so far, but this episode has restored a little faith. Lets hope the coming episodes are great. And it was good to see "Bryan Cranston" back on the show even though his role sucked!!
  • Maybe it was great, but that show isn't doing it for me anymore

    6.5
    I mean, the Ted - Robin thing again, the come back of the challenge accepted (which is always nice but it's like they try to make an episode on everybothing that worked in the past... come up with some new things, damn it!), the mother looking more like a *** to me (kind of Ted, thinking to know everything on everybody and talking with that condescendant way, hiding the arrogant intention),...

    Just not doing it for me anymore.moreless
  • It's Going to Be Okay

    9.0
    That was actually ridiculously poignant for this show. I was a little hesitant with having an episode take place a majority in the past, but it was a welcome departure from the wedding weekend, stalled that timeline, gave us Marshall out of a car, put us in MacLaren's again. I felt a little cheated when we saw the mother and were told that was how Barney met her (which makes me feel like everyone buy Ted will have met her by the finale), but I got over it, because she's still being worked in rather seamlessly. Ted's telling the story (we think), so it would make sense that the key moments were left for the end. A good episode.moreless
  • Good way to go!!

    10
    I must confess that I was worried how Himym makers were gonna go about this season with so many restraints and constant speculations that the "Mother" won't get much of familiarity from the viewers which as a result would harm the reputation of the show. But the show runners have shown yet again why they are among the best.. Not only are they proving that The Mother is not an unknown entity to the group.. But they are showing that she is special to each one of their lives.. Hoping the finale goes the same way this episode went.. Kudos!!moreless

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