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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Jenkins"

Neil Patrick Harris makes his directing debut with this week's episode. Hey, it's something to get us through while we bemoan the fact that he was snubbed again at the Golden Globes. Sigh. There's trouble between Marshall and Lily as he finds himself attracted to a comely new lawyer at GNB. Meanwhile, Robin is thrilled (and more than a little smug) when she finds out that most of the students in Ted's class actually watch her morning news show. Of course, things aren't quite what they seem...

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Girls vs. Suits"

Hello, Mother fans! Welcome to the first episode of 2010...and the 100th episode of the series! (Can you believe it?) Barney faces a tough choice when a smoking hot bartender asks him to give up his suits, and Ted comes thisclose to meeting the titular Mother. This episode was chock-full of awesome, from guest stars to a big musical number to a surprise cameo. There's a lot to cover here, so let's get to it!

Future Ted tells us that you never know when you're about to meet someone important. This leads into the true story of how he met the kids' mother...'s roommate. Sigh. So close. But this story is entirely about the roommate, a cute Columbia student named Cindy (Rachel Bilson). Ted first encounters Cindy as she's trying to ward off a group of losers who are trying to get her to drink with them. As a faculty member, Ted deems it his duty to confiscate the alcohol — except for the pack of hard lemonade one meathead is sporting. Ted and Cindy share a drink in Ted's classroom, where Cindy reveals that a) she's a PhD student, and b) that she was in Ted's "wrong" classroom on his first day of teaching, and she thought he was a complete (but cute) idiot. Ted makes this work for himself by asking her if she ever dates cute idiots. Her response? "Almost exclusively." Go Ted!

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Last Cigarette Ever"

Hey readers, did you know that Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily and Barney are all smokers? Neither did I. Neither do Ted's kids — because he never told them. Or us. For four and a half seasons. But this week, we learn that they do all occasionally smoke and perpetually try to quit, but when one of them falls off the wagon, they all fall off the wagon. Meanwhile, Robin has issues with a new (and completely unprofessional) co-worker.

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "The Window"

In this week's episode, Ted valiantly tries to get a date with a girl who's been perpetually coupled for as long as he's known her — we're talking 12 years here. Meanwhile, Marshall has an existential crisis when he finds a letter he wrote to himself when he was 15, and Barney tries to prove that he can get laid even while wearing really terrible mid-'90s-style denim overalls.

Marshall enters Ted and Robin's apartment with a gigantic box full of stuff. Apparently, his mother sends him his old things every once in a while, as mothers do. It's mostly useless clutter, like He-Man's left arm or an old Mad Libs book. As Marshall starts digging through the box, Ted's phone rings. On the other end is an older woman, who gives Ted what sounds like a secret code phrase: "The window is open." Ted takes off running. Is anyone else as confused as I am?

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap"

We've got so much going on in this week's episode! First, Marshall bequeaths the fourth slap (!) to Ted and Robin. They're psyched about it...until it's time to decide who actually gets to do the slapping. Meanwhile, Lily has daddy issues and Marshall acts completely inappropriately, which leads to Lily's estranged father (Chris Elliott) to show up at their door on Thanksgiving Day. There's a lot to talk about here, so let's get to it!

First of all, my apologies for the lack of a recap last week. I was in sunny Florida all week and didn't get a chance to watch the episode until Saturday. (Which also meant that I missed all of the Internet craziness sparked by "Lorenzo von Matterhorn." Wikipedia, you're no fun anymore.) It was a great episode, though, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

Moving on to this week...

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "The Rough Patch"

This week, Barney and Robin's relationship hits a snag. He gains weight, she stops caring about her looks and they basically lose their awesomeness — both as individuals and as a couple. Concerned for their friends, Marshall, Ted and Lily devise a foolproof plan to break up the unhappy couple. But will it work?

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Bagpipes"

In this week's episode, super-couple Marshall and Lily face competition for Best Couple Ever...from Barney and Robin! Is it possible that Marshall and Lily may need to take lessons from the former commitment-phobes?

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Duel Citizenship"

This week, Robin has to decide whether or not to make the ultimate commitment. No, it doesn't involve her relationship with's all about making the leap and becoming an American citizen. But can the ultimate Canadian leave the Great White North behind? Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall find out if they can still do an old-fashioned road trip now that they're long out of college.

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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "The Sexless Innkeeper"

This week, Lily and Marshall experience relationship woes — not with each other, but with Robin and Barney, who are the latest couple in a string of potential double dates. Meanwhile, Ted tries to prove to Barney that the "college professor" look works on girls.
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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Robin 101"

In this week's episode, a clueless Barney taps into Ted's vast array of knowledge about all things Robin in order to be a better boyfriend. But how will Robin feel when she finds out about this arrangement?
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