Monday, April 19, 2010

Review - How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 20 Home Wreckers

Does anyone really care how Ted bought the house? It's near the end of the fifth season and we've gotten a clue here and a clue there, but nothing direct. "Home Wreckers" was a Ted episode unrelated the Mother or any romantic endeavors, using Ted's mother's new romance as a catalyst for Ted to do something drastic. The episode did very little for the overall plot, so I was disappointed. Along with a lack of laughs, this was the second time in two weeks that I didn't care about.

Ted's ultimate goal has three parts: wife, house, and kids. After his mother gets married to the overly affectionate Clint, Ted runs off and buys possibly the most dilapidated house on the market. The inspector comes and finds too many problems, but Ted has already bought the house and there's not much else to do, but resell it or fix it up. Amid the various characters laughing at Ted or laughing at one another for different reasons, Ted's despair really comes through which is why the episode wasn't all that bad. Marshall stays at the house and encourages Ted not to give up his dream. The wall they had bashed earlier transforms into the wall the kids are sitting in front of. It's the same house!!

Can Ted please find the Mother? He is still the focus of the show and all the possible iterations have been done. Unless the house plays a role in finding the Mother--unlikely since old Ted would have brought it up--there's not much relevance to anything.

Score: 8.5/10
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