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How I Met Your Mother: Season 9 (2013-2014)

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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2

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Season Info

The popular sitcom's ninth and final season transpires almost entirely during the wedding weekend of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). The series moves to Long Island as the happy couple and married friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Allyson Hannigan) and the ever-unlucky at love Ted (Josh Radnor) prep for the big event. The two-day gathering is rife with plenty of familial shenanigans and escapades as the soon-to-be-marrieds deal with problems that include Robin's

Genre: Comedy

Network: CBS

Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 2013

The Locket

HD. Rebroadcast. On their way to Long Island for their wedding weekend, Robin and Barney come across a startling family discovery.

2
Air date: Sep 30, 2013

Last Time in New York

HD. When Lily discovers Ted's list of things he wants to do in New York before he moves for Chicago, she becomes frustrated that she is the only person who knows about his plans.

4
Air date: Oct 7, 2013

The Broken Code

HD. While Barney works through his anger at Ted after finding out he still has feelings for Robin, Marshall Skypes in to act as a judge and help settle their dispute.

5
Air date: Oct 14, 2013

The Poker Game

HD. When Barney is forced to pick sides in a fight between Robin and his mother, Lily coaches him on how not to ruin his relationship. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall get into a dispute over wedding gifts and thank-you notes.

6
Air date: Oct 21, 2013

Knight Vision

When Ted finds himself with three prospects to be his date for the wedding weekend, he chooses poorly. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister, and Marshall learns more about his driving companion, Daphne.

7
Air date: Oct 28, 2013

No Questions Asked

HD. When Daphne sends a troubling text message to Lily, Marshall enlists the gang's help to remove the message while enforcing the "No Questions Asked" rule.

8
Air date: Nov 4, 2013

The Lighthouse

HD. When Robin and Loretta's conflict escalates, Barney is caught in the middle.

9
Air date: Nov 11, 2013

Platonish

In a flashback episode, the gang ponders the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle. Meanwhile, Barney accepts a series of challenges from Lily and Robin.

10
Air date: Nov 18, 2013

Mom and Dad

HD. When Barney's father arrives at the hotel, Barney devises a plan that makes Robin very nervous.

11
Air date: Nov 25, 2013

Bedtime Stories

HD. Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting three rhyming bedtime tales about his friends as they wind down their epic cross-country journey.

12
Air date: Dec 2, 2013

The Rehearsal Dinner

HD. Barney becomes fixated on having his rehearsal dinner at a laser tag arena, much to Robin's dismay. Meanwhile, Ted doesn't come through on a promise, which aggravates Lily.

13
Air date: Dec 16, 2013

Bass Player Wanted

HD. The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.

14
Air date: Jan 13, 2014

Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra

HD. In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of a Million Exploding Suns.

15
Air date: Jan 20, 2014

Unpause

HD. When Barney drinks too much, Ted and Robin take advantage of him and get him to reveal secrets he's been hiding for years.

16
Air date: Jan 27, 2014

How Your Mother Met Me

HD. On the 200th episode, The Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she's been up to for the past eight years.

17
Air date: Feb 3, 2014

Sunrise

While out looking for an inebriated Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships.

18
Air date: Feb 24, 2014

Rally

HD. When Barney suffers from the world's worst hangover the morning of his wedding, the gang tries to figure out the far-fetched ingredients to concoct the Stinson Hangover Fixer Elixir.

19
Air date: Mar 3, 2014

Vesuvius

HD. On the morning of the wedding, Lily and Robin have a fight and Barney freaks out about which suit to wear. Meanwhile, the gang watches a movie Ted has forbidden them to see.

20
Air date: Mar 10, 2014

Daisy

Marshall enlists Ted and Barney to help him figure out where Lily went when she left in the middle of their fight.

21
Air date: Mar 17, 2014

Gary Blauman

HD. When Gary Blauman shows up at the wedding, it sends the gang into a frenzy as they each recall an encounter with him.

22
Air date: Mar 24, 2014

The End of the Aisle

HD. With only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

23
Air date: Mar 31, 2014

Last Forever Part One

Part 1 of 2. In the series finale, Ted tells his children the conclusion to the tale of how he and their mother finally became a couple. Also, details of what the future held for Barney, Robin, Marshall and Lily are revealed.

24
Air date: Mar 31, 2014

Last Forever Part Two

Conclusion. In the series finale, Ted finishes telling his children the tale of how he and their mother finally became a couple. Also, details of what the future held for Barney, Robin, Marshall and Lily are revealed.

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In spite of a couple of lovely moments, the "HIMYM" finale was a terrible miscalculation.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal

The ultimate takeaway from the final season is that series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were at once too good and not good enough to tell the story they ultimately wanted to tell.

April 2, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club

Here's to hoping the final eight episodes will continue to make [the Mother] invaluable to the show's story. After all, she's the reason How I Met Your Mother is great again.

January 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Times

Monday night's "The Lighthouse" was a real beacon of hope for fans... because for the first time since the pilot, we saw The Mother and Ted together. And what's more, this shared moment was a super special one.

November 6, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop
The Loop

Nothing was over-the-top funny, but it was a perfect combination of laughter and sweet moments that really do make up for all of the lackluster episodes in the past few seasons.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

I loved the way the two future friends met. Ted's wife definitely would be someone who would ask if a fellow passenger was okay after seeing her distraught. I also liked how she tried to lighten the mood by joking about the cookies.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

Move over Zooey Deschanel, there's a new adorkable girl in town and her name is... well, we actually don't know her name just yet, but for the sake of avoiding confusion, we'll just call her the "Mother".

September 25, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

I'm hoping for some good character moments, some fun glimpses into the past and future, and a sense of the sweetness and humanity that the show had mostly lost in its later years. On that level, "The Locket" and "Coming Back" was an encouraging start.

September 24, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

Me? I'm confident. I'm a total story-structure geek, and that's one of the reasons I love this show.

September 24, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

It's to early to say if the rest of the season 9 episodes will be as good, but it's always great when a show can start off strong.

September 23, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 9

I love this series! But, Season 9 was all over the place. Some episodes were good and some were not. It all lead up to the finale. Which to me is one of the more disappointing finales I have ever seen.
April 4, 2014
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

It is really hard to like this season. It is in fact the worst season yet. The only episode I absolutely loved was the "How Your Mother Met Me" one. There were some good laughs and other good episodes but all we got were fillers for most of the season. I didn't exactly have a problem with the ending but just on how horrible it was done. The writers had an entire season to develop the events leading up to their ending and build their story instead of jumping year after year in a single season finale episode and make it feel so rushed. Each of the years deserved an episode, if they wanted me to care for these characters and accept this ending. In the end, it all felt rushed, simplistic and boring.
February 25, 2014
Raajay

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March 27, 2014
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