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How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episodes

24 Episodes 2012 - 2013

The sitcom's eighth season finds Ted (Josh Radnor) still struggling with his romantic life as he gives things another try with Victoria (Ashley Williams) and, later, a challenging woman named Jeanette (Abby Elliott). Meanwhile, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) makes one last epic play for Robin (Cobie Smulders), and they get engaged. Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) adjust to life as new parents, and Lily pursues a new career opportunity as an art consultant. The big story, though, is still Ted's journey as he moves closer to the show's endgame, in which he will finally meet his future wife. In fact, viewers get their first glimpse of the mother (played by Cristin Milioti) at the tail end of the season.

Episode 1

Farhampton

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 30 mins

The sitcom rings in Season 8 with wedding bells for the impending nuptials of Barney and Robin, but concerns that one or both of them will get cold feet cloud the happy time. Meanwhile, all the matrimonial jitters trigger Ted's memories of Victoria's wedding day and how he insisted that she leave her fiancé a note after deciding to leave him at the altar.

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Episode 2

The Pre-Nup

Mon, Oct 1, 2012 30 mins

Barney's extensive and comprehensive prenup leads the guys to put forth their own relationship principles, which their significant others do not find agreeable. Meanwhile, an incensed Quinn responds with her own prenup.

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Episode 3

Nannies

Mon, Oct 8, 2012 30 mins

Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny for Marvin and learn that it is due to an elaborate scheme Barney invented to meet women. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted argue over who is in a more serious relationship.

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Episode 4

Who Wants to Be a Godparent

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 30 mins

Unable to decide which of their friends would make the best godparents to Marvin, Lily and Marshall put them all to a test.

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Episode 5

The Autumn of Break-Ups

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 30 mins

With a rash of relationships on rocky ground, Ted and Victoria find themselves at a romantic crossroads, while Robin thinks Barney's screwy when he decides to employ a dog as his wingman.

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Episode 6

Splitsville

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 30 mins

Robin has a problem pulling the trigger on breaking up with Nick, so Barney steps in to help out, while new parents Lily and Marshall look for a way to schedule some private time for themselves.

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Episode 7

The Stamp Tramp

Mon, Nov 19, 2012 30 mins

Marshall recommends an old law-school friend for a position at the firm, but the job interview doesn't quite work out, and Marshall needs to square things with the boss. Meanwhile, Robin helps Barney get back into the swing of things on the gentlemen's-club circuit.

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Episode 8

Twelve Horny Women

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 30 mins

In the most important case of his career, Marshall is pitted against his old friend Brad. Meanwhile, the gang recall youthful entanglements with the law and debate over who was the most notorious teenage delinquent.

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Episode 9

Lobster Crawl

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 30 mins

A determined Robin contemplates one last fling with Barney and devises a scheme to entice him into an assignation. Meanwhile, Ted steps in as Marvin's nanny, and Marshall and Lily realise there's a definite motive behind the move.

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Episode 10

The Over-Correction

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 30 mins

Barney's developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives, while Marshall's widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.

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Episode 11

The Final Page, Part One

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building; and Marshall and Lily bump into an oddball acquaintance from university.

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Episode 12

The Final Page, Part Two

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 30 mins

Conclusion. Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.

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Episode 13

Band or DJ?

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 30 mins

Despite having already popped the question, Robin insists that Barney seek her father's permission before the couple can announce their engagement. Meanwhile, a conflicted Ted throws himself into the planning of the their wedding.

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Episode 14

Ring Up

Mon, Jan 21, 2013 30 mins

Barney believes it would be in Ted's best interest to continue dating his much younger, much more uninhibited girlfriend, despite having very little in common with her. Meanwhile, Robin adjusts to the powerful dynamic of wearing an engagement ring.

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Episode 15

P.S. I Love You

Mon, Feb 4, 2013 30 mins

Barney discovers a lost episode of a behind-the-music show that features Canadian teen singing sensation Robin Sparkles, and includes a new video and another intriguing revelation from her past. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily suspect that Ted's new girlfriend is a stalker.

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Episode 16

Bad Crazy

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 30 mins

Ted is gun-shy about breaking up with his wacky new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Robin finally breaks down and holds baby Marvin, and finds herself becoming incredibly attached to the little guy.

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Episode 17

The Ashtray

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 30 mins

Ted gets a weird and surprising call from the Captain, which launches the gang into a series of recollections about the last perplexing encounter they had with him.

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Episode 18

Weekend at Barney's

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 30 mins

Barney's legendary relationship playbook, which Robin thought was destroyed, rears its head when Ted and Jeanette break up and Barney decides to use his chick manual to help Ted find a new girlfriend.

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Episode 19

The Fortress

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 30 mins

Robin would like Barney to sell his bachelor pad so they can get a place of their own, but he is somewhat reluctant and goes to great lengths to sabotage any potential sale. Meanwhile, Lily's art-consultant position with the Captain impacts her relationship her husband.

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Episode 20

The Time Travelers

Mon, Mar 25, 2013 30 mins

Futuristic doppelgängers of Barney and Ted try to persuade them to attend a Robots vs. Wrestlers competition. Meanwhile, Marshall and Robin engage in a dance-off.

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Episode 21

Romeward Bound

Mon, Apr 15, 2013 30 mins

Lily must decide if she's willing to ship out to Rome to be the Captain's art consultant.

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Episode 22

The Bro Mitzvah

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 30 mins

Barney's bachelor party has the gang pulling out all the stops in an effort to make it legendary.

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Episode 23

Something Old

Mon, May 6, 2013 30 mins

Years ago in Central Park, Robin buried a "something old" for her wedding, but now she can't locate it. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask Ted to help them pack for Italy; and Barney spends some bonding time with Robin Sr.

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Episode 24

Something New

Mon, May 13, 2013 30 mins

The Season 8 finale is set just before Robin and Barney's wedding, with Ted taking Lily to see the house he's been fixing up, and Robin and Barney settling in for a treasured night of relaxation that is rudely interrupted by an obnoxious couple. Meanwhile, Marshall and the baby take a last-minute trip to see his family in Minnesota.

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