How I Met Your Mother Season 6 Episode 4: Subway Wars S06E04


How I Met Your Mother season 6 episode 4 titled “Subway Wars” aired earlier tonight on CBS. The episode was written by Chris Harris and directed by Pamela Fryman. The entire premise of the episode was about how people deal with failure. All the characters had to deal with the loser in them. Although ‘Subway Wars’ had all the ingredients that made this show great, it failed a little bit. The installment will please fans and not much people outside of that box. It would be hard for an average viewer to connect to this plot and frankly the jokes.

Here is a preview of How I Met Your Mother season 6 episode 4:

Robin vows to convince the gang she is a “real” New Yorker, despite their teasing to the contrary, since she hails from Canada. When Woody Allen is spotted in a downtown restaurant, Robin rushes to see the quintessential New Yorker.

At the end of the episode Robin realized that in life, one has to grow up, although she needed the win to accomplish this. It was nice of Barney tackling Ted and giving her the much needed victory. This could mark a new beginning in their complicated relationship. Robin could also have a new love interest, we will have to wait to see how this develops.

Ted was not really present tonight, his storyline was weak to make matter worse. Truth be told the episode was the less interesting one since the new season started.

Marshall and Lily had to overcome their sentiment of failure, for not getting pregnant yet. On their way, they found each other and gave up on the competition. Watching Lily compete in something is always a winner, she has a wild side that’s pretty comical.

Barney was once again, the most creative character, coming up with the best plan to win the who thing. Him riding his driver was a priceless scene.

Overall this episode of How I Met Your Mother, left us with mixed feelings: it was nice to dig a little bit deeper in each character, but the group dynamic was lacking which is the main strength of the show. It is also hard to place “Subway Wars” in the grand scheme of things: what can we take from it that might be useful for later on.

Nonetheless, the Woody Allen influence was clever and Maury Povich popping left and right was also a good thing. On a side note, Microsoft products literally invaded our screen: it could have been worse.

What are your thoughts on the episode?

That’s all we have for now on How I Met Your Mother S06E04.

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