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How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Recap and Review

Do You Think Robin and Barney Will Make It as a Real Couple?

The season premiere of How I Met Your Mother, "Definitions," made good on its promise (gleaned from my sneak peek) to show Robin and Barney as an actual couple. Alas, long-awaited relationships are rarely smooth sailing in sitcom land, and in this episode, Robin and Barney haven't yet established what they are, though the last scene was optimistic about their status. (Were you lost? Brush up with my season four quiz.)

Usually having a couple get together and be happy can be boring for TV shows, but it has worked for Jim and Pam on The Office. Meanwhile, on Gossip Girl, the writers felt the need as early as the premiere to spice things up for Chuck and Blair so people won't get bored watching them.

Do you think HIMYM's writers will give us what we want and let Robin and Barney be happy together? And even if you like them together, is a happy relationship what you want to see?

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