How I Met Your Mother: Season 7 (2011 - 2012)


Season 7
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Episodes

Air date: Sep 19, 2011

While Barney prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted reminisce about Punchy's wedding. And Robin considers telling Barney she has feelings for him.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2011

Marshall lands his dream job but worries that his past indiscretions will cost him the role. Meanwhile, Ted can't decide who to bring to the Architects Ball.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2011

Ted tries to make amends with an ex-girlfriend who he cheated on during their relationship. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily make a bet with Barney that could force him to wear Marshall's tie that has a duck pattern on it.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2011

Robin assaults a girl who is out to ruin Barney's relationship and is forced to begin court-mandated therapy sessions as punishment. Ted gets too involved in Lily's pregnancy.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2011

When Marshall witnesses his boss' soft approach in settling with a million-dollar company, he takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Ted takes his architecture class on a field trip.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2011

Ted surprises his friends by going on a date, without researching the woman on the internet beforehand. Lily and Marshall find out the sex of their baby.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2011

The gang realise that their partners bear some resemblance to their parents. Meanwhile, Barney and Nora's romantic evening is ruined by a string of disasters.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2011

Ted finally meets the mystery girl (played by Katie Holmes) who attracted his attention by wearing a 'slutty pumpkin' costume at a Halloween party 10 years previously. Meanwhile, Barney learns that he is part-Canadian and Lily's judgements, are hampered by her changing hormones.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2011

Barney's desperate to get rid of the ducky tie and even offers up a slap in exchange for being allowed to remove it. Later, the gang reminisce about Hurricane Irene.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2011

Robin and Barney feel guilty about their liaison. Their guilt is compounded when they go on a work cruise together with their partners. Barney tells Nora the truth. Kevin tells Robin that he loves her. Meanwhile, Ted, Marshall, and Lily attend Groovapalooza, a music festival featuring bands from the nineties.

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Tv Season Info

Series 7 of the sitcom opens with a flash-forward to Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding, but it's not revealed who his future bride will be. Back in 2011, Ted (Josh Radnor) continues his quest for love, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) realises that she still has feelings for Barney. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) and a pregnant Lily (Alyson Hannigan) prepare for the arrival of their firstborn child. Katie Holmes has a memorable guest appearance when Series 1's Slutty Pumpkin returns.

Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother Season 7

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

It might be one of the happiest shows on television, and I continue to be grateful for that.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Something tells me the twists upon twists, the dramatic reveals, the surface mystery connected to the flash-forward wedding and of course to the eternally-delayed titular mother, are not really meant to be enough for us. The trick will continue to unfold.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's sometimes difficult to watch a precious show walk with turtle-steps towards its finish line.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The brilliant minds behind How I Met Your Mother could have left us dangling for the summer in all sorts of ways, but after watching last night's hour long finale, I repeat: I can't complain.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

We return from a mixed bag of a season with a mixed bag of a premiere, and a slightly better second episode.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…

While the big twist presents as either shocking or predictable given your outlook, the writers still have plenty of time to write through this one, and the episode getting there was more than heartwarming enough to forgive it.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Season seven is an unfortunate step back, and you can't help but feel that time is running out on the series.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

There were laughs, there was momentum and there were many reasons given to stay tuned for the rest of the year to see how everything is going to turn out.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

"Mystery vs. History" wasn't the funniest episode of How I Met Your Mother so far this season, that's still "The Ducky Tie," but it could prove to be a major transition for the series.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 7

  • Jan 28, 2021
    ♦️ If only Mr. Crankie were still around to rate this pile of. . . ♦️
  • Dec 10, 2020
    An underrated season of season of the show. Things are beginning to wrap up, and with that the show begins to drastically change. Season 7 is really the last point in the show where things are normal, and it is just fun to watch. Simultaneously, you also feel the excitement of the mystery of the show still remaining. Things are not yet set in stone, and it lets you have fun imagining what may happen.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    DEFINITELY WATCH THIS SHOW! THIS LEGEN - wait for it..... DARY!!!!
  • Sep 11, 2018
    This show is so funny!
  • Nov 17, 2017
    HIMYM is great because it has great characters,good narrative and its laugh out loud..
  • Jun 30, 2017
    The Show's Seventh Season was emotional roller coaster full of twist and turns making it the greatest season of the show
  • Oct 16, 2015
    DAFUQ? Why? Ok, first the positive part: Barney had an interesting and tensioned lovelife, Lilymouse and Marshmallow are parents now, Robin is a star in the newsworld and she has a destroyed lovelife + she knows she will never have children and Ted.... Ted's lovelife did nothing until the last episode. My favorite story was the story between Robin + Kevin, innovate, creative, good actors and an amazingly high funfactor, when they combined the plot with Barney's story it was just one of the best TV-Storylines of all time. One really big contra point in it, no fun (except^^). It was just one big good story, except of Ted, who was boring and hilarious as fuck. And the season finale, was by far my biggest rage in the series this far. The spoilered the complete next season with every character. Marshall & Lily = are there for Marvin, Robin = will be with Barney, Barney & Quinn = ahh, such a cool story, tried to give more tension, with a cliffhanger, and then completly killing the 'tension'. Ted is working his list of ex-girlfriends again or what? Ahh, it just was annoying, 7/10, one big negative part and a bad, bad, bad ending, just killed it.
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Season 7 of HIMYM was doomed from the get-go when casting issues required script rewrites across the board. It doesn't help the fact either that everything happening throughout the season ultimately amounts to nothing. The season premiere means nothing, the following episodes mean nothing, heck...even the 150th episode means nothing. It's a whole season that can practically be skipped over...which is a shame, truly.
  • Jul 07, 2014
    Now the series is getting great!
  • Jun 21, 2014
    The jokes in this season become kind of corny, and the relationships are boring.

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