Barney and Robin’s “relationship” becomes complicated. They do not want to define it, but they want the privileges that come with it. Lily makes them “talk it out,” while they are locked up in the room. So they officially become a couple. They are so much a couple that they begin to care less of what they look like. So much so that Barney grows fat, and Robin looks like a bag lady. Finally they call it off.
Ted’s first day of class didn’t go too well – at least for the Econs students. When he finally realized his mistake, he dashed off to his architectural class, ala Indiana Jones. Little did he know, that the woman of his dreams, is really roomates with the girl he’s about to hit on, and from his first Econs class. She throws him out of the apartment when she realizes that he’s really more of a match to her “perfect” roomate who she hates. Ted never gets to meet her.
Marshall is coerced to a strip club by Barney. Barney thinks Marshall has gone soft, and lost his man card when he married Lily. Marshall thinks that Lily would get mad and hurt if she knew that he was in a strip club, but Barney thinks that Robin would be totally supportive. There they see stripper Lily.
They bring the girls back to the strip club. Lily is only too excited to see stripper Lily, while Robin is the total opposite to what Barney presumes her reaction would be.
Season 5 premiers on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 8PM on CBS.
How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom, set in New York city, that premiered on Sept. 2005 on CBS. The year is 2030, and the protagonist, Ted Mosby, is reminiscing with his children about the time when he met their mother. Marshall Eriksen, a lawyer, is Ted’s best friend. So is self-proclaimed best friend of Ted’s and womanizer, Barney Stinson. Lily Aldrin, a kindergarten teacher, is Marshall’s long-time girlfriend who later becomes his wife. Robin Scherbatsky, a Canadian and a news reporter is a “friend” of the group.
The season begins in 2005 with Ted living with his best friends Marshall, a law student and Lily, a teacher. Ted meets Robin, through Barney’s game of, “Have you met Ted?” But it is soon revealed that Robin is not the intended “mom.” And so begins their off-again on-again relationship.
The season ends when Lily wonders if she’s missing artistic opportunities because of her relationship with Marshall. She takes up an art fellowship in San Francisco, leaving Marshall holding an engagement ring.
Ted and Robin are officially a couple. Marshall tries a life without Lily only to realize that she is the only one for him, and ditto for her too. When Lily finally returns to NYC, they are engaged and soon enough, married.
Barney’s childhood has always been cloaked in secrecy – or not. Since young, he was told by his mother, that his father is Bob Barker, yes, The Price is Right-Bob Barker. What’s even more amazing is that he has a black brother, which he doesn’t find odd at all.
At the end of the season, Barney finds out before Marshall and Lily’s wedding that Ted and Robin are no longer together. Their was one very hilarious episode where Marshall showed up to the wedding with a fedora because half his head was shaved. Upon learning of Ted and Robin’s breakup, Barney dishes his usual phrase, “This will be, Legen… wait for it… dary!”
Robin returns from Argentina and both Ted and Robin adjust to life as just a friend.
After marriage, Marshall and Lily decide to move out, only to find out that Lily has an addiction to buying when she has no means of paying for it, thus leaving her credit score in shambles. They finally find their dream apartment, only to be disappointed by the bad location and the even worse construction.
Ted meets Stella, a dermatologist, a mother and a divorcée. Thus begins another round of maybes and what ifs. During this time, Barney sleeps with Robin and angers Ted. In their disagreement, Ted vows to break their friendship. In a bid to win back their friendship, both Ted and Barney get into an accident. At the end of the episode, Ted proposes to Stella. Besides the Ted-Stella development, it seems over on Barney’s side, he is showing a little interest in Robin.
A yellow umbrella plays a vital role in how the “mother” was met.
Even though Stella accepted Ted’s proposal, she jilted him when her ex-husband, Tony, gets back together with her. Ted eventually comes to peace with them.
Barney continues to fight with his feelings for Robin. His new company is Goliath National Bank (GNB) and he hires Marshall for counsel and lands a design contract for Ted’s architectural firm.
Robin takes a job in Japan, but returns when she realizes it’s worse than the one in NY and for Ted’s wedding. Robin moves in with Ted since the apartment is now vacant. To avoid spats over each other’s bad habits, Ted and Robin sleep together frequently. This riles Barney up and eventually Ted knows about Barney’s feelings towards Robin.
Ted is laid off from GNB, establishing his own company in the process. One day, he meets Tony and Stella. Upon seeing him moping around, Tony offers Ted a job as an architecture professor – which Ted turns down immediately.
At the end of the season, Robin finally finds out that Barney loves her and maybe she could also love him too? Ted takes up Tony offer of professorship and maybe meets the mother of his children.