How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Review “The Final Page, Parts One and Two”

I know that technically there was a whole 45 minutes or so of material that came before the last 15 minutes of this week’s two-episode mid-season finale of How I Met Your Mother, but when things fall into place as perfectly as they did tonight, it’s hard to focus on any of the other stuff. So, allow me tostart at the end of "The Final Page" and gush for a moment about what might have been one of the best sitcom proposals in recent memory.

Ever since Barney first started hanging around Patrice, I had my suspicions that he was up to no good. I was relieved to find out exactly what Barney’s plan was this time and that Patrice was in on it from the start. "The Robin," the very last play in Barney’s Playbook could accurately be described as the play to end all plays. Sixteen steps of patient planning and plotting to get Robin to realize what Barney had known all along and what she had been denying for so long – that she had always been in love with Barney. Read More...


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