This is what makes the question interesting to me. So, who do you think is the Reacher/Settler in Barney and Robin's couple? Ted went on to explain that one person reaches for someone out of their league and the other person settles for someone below theirs. After she leaves, Ted complains about how boring the show is and asks why would his students know her. So, who do you think is the Reacher/Settler in Barney and Robin's couple? That night, Ted joins his class for the game. Pro,Rio. Annoyed by the truth, Robin decides to repeat the phrase "but um" excessively, making those playing the game drink much more than usual. After Robin brags about her wide viewership, Ted explains the reason. I have never settled for anything in my life and I would never settle for something as important as my relationship. But then he realized they thought he was the reacher. It originally aired on January 18, 2010. Every relationship has a reacher and a settler. To prove that he can date more attractive women, Marshall plans to show Lily how Jenkins flirts with him. Marshall balked at this, saying he didn't settle for Lily. Meanwhile, Ted finds out Robin is a drinking game for his architecture students. They both do; Robin, after all, is the one who said of herself "I'm such a mess". Robin: Every relationship has a reacher and a settler. If Barney didn't have his charm and money, and Robin didn't have her telegenic talent, they'd both be completely dysfunctional. Remember that Reacher and Settler Theory from season 5 (Jenkins)? Donna Bowman of The A.V. I mean he's a womanizer and all. When Marshall finds out he's the "reacher" in his relationship with Lily and not the "settler," he considers pursuing a sexy and cool female coworker. Directed by Neil Patrick Harris. 1 decade ago. I'm basing this on an episode of one of my favorite TV shows (HIMYM) in which the married couple on the show was debating who was the reacher and who was the settler in the relationship. With Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris. At the college bar, one of Ted's students compliments Robin for her work. Remember that Reacher and Settler Theory from season 5 (Jenkins)? Every relationship has what “How I Met Your Mother” has dubbed a settler and a reacher. The episode is directed by starring actor and first-time director Neil Patrick Harris Because Marshall neglected to mention Jenkins's gender, Ted pictures Jenkins as a goofy fat man, and is therefore taken by surprise when Barney announces his intention to sleep with "Jenkins". Well, it's not ubelievable, it's just hard to decide because both characters are portrayed as extremely attractive and independant. However, she is not jealous or upset that he neglected to tell her Jenkins' gender. He finally gets the resolution when Jenkins arrives and turns out to be a woman. Yeah, Barney's all into Robin, though I find him way more attractive when he's really emotional. Robin explained, "Every good relationship has a reacher and a settler." Marshall begs Ted not to tell Lily, since he is afraid that she would be jealous when she finds out Jenkins' real gender, since some of the things that Jenkins had done was crazy (peeing out of a cab window, taking off her shirt as she dances on the table, etc). She plans to apologize to Lily, which Marshall eagerly urges her to do to prove to Lily that Jenkins really did kiss him. The next day, Lily unexpectedly shows up at Marshall's workplace, and finds out that Jenkins is a woman. ... How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 13 Quotes, HIMYM … Doesn't mean the settler isn't unhappy or bored, it just means the reacher is the partner who puts in slightly more effort to make things work. During the next day's class, Robin interrupts again, startling the hungover Ted and his students by shouting into a megaphone. 2 2. BettyBoo. Marshall later asks Lily to classify herself and she says that she is a "settler", upsetting him even more. , For the character this episode was named after, see, Jenkins (How I Met Your Mother character), "Neil Patrick Harris Directs Episode of 'How I Met Your Mother' Airing 1/18", "How I Met Your Mother Recap: No Neil Patrick Harris, No Problem", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jenkins_(How_I_Met_Your_Mother)&oldid=972765519, How I Met Your Mother (season 5) episodes, Wikipedia introduction cleanup from May 2014, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from May 2014, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 August 2020, at 18:08. This is especially unusual for the show, as Pamela Fryman directed the majority of the episodes before this. Every couple has a Reacher (someone who goes for a person who is more attractive that he/she is) and a Settler (someone who settles for a person below his/her level of beauty). Ted and Marshall walk into a college bar, and Ted is worried about meeting his students there. I want to fly! The episode hit a season high with 10.52 million viewers and high overall ratings. The episode hit a season high with 10.52 million viewers and high overall ratings. Every couple has a Reacher (someone who goes for a person who is more attractive that he/she is) and a Settler (someone who settles for a person below his/her level of beauty). Neil Patrick Harris made his directorial debut with the episode. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. , Brian Zoromski of IGN gave the episode 8.5 out of 10. Future Ted mentions that Marshall never tried to make Lily jealous again. And besides based on looks, Robin is the most attractive main character on the show. Lily calmly listens to Jenkins' apology, then proceeds to beat her up. as unbelievable as it would sound I think its Barney is the reacher. Club rated the episode with a grade B+. Harris summarized the experience describing it as [sic] "Equal parts overwhelm, education, and exhilaration.  Of the previous 100 episodes, 94 were directed by Fryman, 5 were directed by Rob Greenberg and 1 was directed by Michael Shea, making Harris only the fourth different person to direct an episode of the show. ... Can you explain what a "reacher" and "settler" are? I really like this interpretation as it brings balance to their relationship which we are more used to see as only a product of passion. Jenkins later apologizes to Marshall, saying she was drunk from a late-night drinking game. It originally aired on January 18, 2010. , TV Fanatic praised the role of Jenkins by Amanda Peet, while Amos Barshad of Vulture.com praised its humor. "Jenkins" is the 13th episode of the fifth season of the CBS situation comedy How I Met Your Mother and 101st episode overall. At his workplace, Jenkins kisses Marshall on impulse. " Harris' role is smaller in this episode due to directorial duties. Discussion of, pictures from, and anything else How I Met Your Mother related. I don't think either one is the settler. Ted and Barney test the game the next night, watching Robin's show, and get smashed. Ted and Robin theorize that in every relationship, one person is a "reacher", and one is a "settler", who settles for the less attractive partner. I don't think there could be a good or bad answer, just different opinions. Press J to jump to the feed. Barney has plenty he needs to work on from a psychological standpoint. Source(s): Loved that HIMYM episode by the way.... 1 0. Marshall goes to the bar often to maintain his skeeball high score. I think that in this case, the rule just doesn't apply. And who loves who more doesn't really play into it I think- it's just who is the more desirable partner. Marshall tells him that Jenkins, a particularly quirky co-worker who has been the subject of a number of funny office stories that Marshall has told the group about, will be joining them. So, which of you is the settler and the reacher? I hope they'll explore more of this emotional equilibrium this season. I mean, just look at the man doing that dance at Punchy's wedding. The next day, she interrupts Ted's class to announce that she is the show's host. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 2 0. Marshall at first is offended and says that he did not "settle for Lily", but is upset when he realizes that Ted and Robin define him as a reacher. The class explains to Ted that Robin is so hesitant when she does interviews that her constant interjections of "but um" are the basis for a drinking game, that game that Jenkins was playing, leading to her being drunk and sharing the kiss with Marshall.