'How I Met Your Mother': 'Sunrise' starts the journey to the finale

After hitting a season high point in the 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother," the show pivoted to a very different kind of story for episode 201. Different, yes, but Monday's (Feb. 3) episode "Sunrise" is still among the better episodes the show has put forth this season, and definitely in the top tier of ones that don't feature the Mother on screen. It managed a slew of guest appearances without overwhelming the primary characters' stories, brought Marshall to his senses about his dirty play in his fight with Lily and brought some closure -- at long, long last -- to Ted and Robin. What it really did, though, was signal that "How I Met Your Mother" is really, truly ready to start the run to its series finale. Ted and Robin's story may have ended with the rather obvious visual cue of Robin floating into the sky after Ted "lets go,"* but...



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