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How I Met Your Mother

Season 9 2013 - 2014
TV-PG

  • 2013-09-24T00:00:00Z on CBS
  • 25 mins
  • 8 hours, 27 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance

The ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother, an American sitcom created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013, with two episodes, and concluded on March 31, 2014. The show was renewed for the final season on December 21, 2012, after cast member Jason Segel changed his decision to leave the show after Season 8. Cristin Milioti, who was revealed as "The Mother" in the Season 8 finale, was promoted to a series regular, the only time How I Met Your Mother added a new regular cast member. Season 9 consists of 24 episodes, each running approximately 22 minutes in length.

Taking place immediately after where the previous season left off, Season 9 covers the events of a single weekend that lead up to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin's (Cobie Smulders) wedding. During the course of the weekend, "The Mother" (Milioti) is separately introduced to Robin, Barney, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), and Marshall (Jason Segel), before finally meeting Ted (Josh Radnor). The season also features frequent flashbacks and flashforwards in order to fully integrate The Mother's character with the rest of the cast. Thomas said in an interview that Season 9 is like "the Wild West – anything can happen".

24 episodes

9x01 The Locket

  • Season Premiere

    2013-09-24T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

On their way to Long Island for their wedding weekend, Robin and Barney come across a startling family discovery. Meanwhile, Marshall sees something online that changes the course of his journey east, while Lily confronts Ted about letting go of Robin.

9x02 Coming Back

  • 2013-09-24T00:00:00Z — 20 mins

When James reveals that he is getting divorced, Robin worries about how Barney will take the news. Meanwhile, Marshall races to find a way to get to New York in time for the wedding, and Ted deals with being alone at a romantic hotel.

9x03 Last Time in New York

  • 2013-10-01T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Lily discovers Ted’s list of things he wants to do in New York before he moves for Chicago, she becomes frustrated that she is the only person who knows about his plans. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney realize they have very little time together before their relatives arrive for their wedding.

9x04 The Broken Code

  • 2013-10-08T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

While Barney works through his anger at Ted after finding out he still has feelings for Robin, Marshall Skypes in to act as a judge and help settle their dispute. Meanwhile, Lily realizes she is Robin’s only girlfriend.

9x05 The Poker Game

  • 2013-10-15T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Barney is forced to pick sides in a fight between Robin and his mother, Lily coaches him on how not to ruin his relationship. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall get into a dispute over wedding gifts and thank-you notes.

9x06 Knight Vision

  • 2013-10-22T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Ted finds himself with three prospects to be his date for the wedding weekend, he chooses poorly. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister, and Marshall learns more about his driving companion, Daphne.

9x07 No Questions Asked

  • 2013-10-29T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Daphne sends a troubling text message to Lily, Marshall enlists the gang’s help to remove the message while enforcing the “No Questions Asked” rule.

9x08 The Lighthouse

  • 2013-11-05T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Robin and Loretta's conflict escalates, Barney is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Marshall and Daphne deal with a stowaway on their road trip, and Ted and Cassie try to enjoy a trip to a lighthouse.

9x09 Platonish

  • 2013-11-12T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

In a flashback episode, the gang ponders the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle. Meanwhile, Barney accepts a series of challenges from Lily and Robin.

9x10 Mom and Dad

  • 2013-11-19T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Barney’s father arrives at the hotel, Barney devises a plan that makes Robin very nervous. Meanwhile, Ted is convinced someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.

9x11 Bedtime Stories

  • 2013-11-26T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting three rhyming bedtime tales about his friends as they wind down their epic cross-country journey.

9x12 The Rehearsal Dinner

  • 2013-12-03T01:00:00Z — 20 mins

Barney is shooting to have the rehearsal dinner at a laser-tag venue, while Lily is upset when Ted fails to live up to a promise.

9x13 Bass Player Wanted

  • 2013-12-17T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.

In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns.

9x15 Unpause

  • 2014-01-21T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Barney drinks too much, Ted and Robin take advantage of him and get him to reveal secrets he’s been hiding for years. Meanwhile, Marshall does everything he can to avoid fighting with Lily.

9x16 How Your Mother Met Me

  • 2014-01-28T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

On the 200th episode, The Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she’s been up to for the past eight years.

9x17 Sunrise

  • 2014-02-04T01:00:00Z — 25 mins

Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships as they search for a drunken Barney on the day of the wedding. Lily and Marshall come to a resolution. Barney befriends two men who are eager to meet women.

9x18 Rally

  • 2014-02-25T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Barney suffers from the world’s worst hangover the morning of his wedding, the gang tries to figure out the far-fetched ingredients to concoct the Stinson Hangover Fixer Elixir.

9x19 Vesuvius

  • 2014-03-04T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

On the morning of the wedding, Lily and Robin have a fight and Barney freaks out about which suit to wear. Meanwhile, the gang watches a movie Ted has forbidden them to see.

9x20 Daisy

  • 2014-03-11T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

Marshall enlists Ted and Barney to help him figure out where Lily went when she left in the middle of their fight.

9x21 Gary Blauman

  • 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

Gary Blauman shows up at Barney and Robin's wedding, sending the gang into a frenzy about which table to seat him at. Through their debate, they realize each of them either hates or loves Gary. Meanwhile, in the year 2014, Ted and The Mother go out on their first date.

9x22 The End of the Aisle

  • 2014-03-25T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

With only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

9x23 Last Forever (1)

  • 2014-04-01T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

9x24 Last Forever (2)

  • 2014-04-01T00:00:00Z — 21 mins

Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

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