HIMYM 5×17 — “Of Course”: Since I’m a big Robin/Barney shipper, I really liked this episode. It provided the kind of closure to their relationship that we never got before, and finally addressed the issue of Barney being such an ass about his conquests with Robin sitting right there. There were lots of callbacks/moments of continuity too, which was a good thing. Sometimes I think the show goes too far in this department, but in this ep the “but, um” and Marshall making up stupid song bits were good.
I know a lot of people were not looking forward to JLo in this ep, but she has never particularly bothered me — not even during that horrid “Bennifer” pairing with Ben Affleck way back when. I thought she did a pretty good job here.
Robin needs a less violent hobby than shooting guns, something like collecting gold coins or knitting. She didn’t even seem particularly good with the gun during the shooting range scene. Did you see how much her hand was moving up and down every time she fired? What kind of target would she hit like that? Ugh, and I just hate the fact that Don is still in the picture. So the minute he puts on pants and acts like an adult he’s totally attractive to her? Whatever!