The Time Travelers – Season 8 Episode 20

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

 

Music

  • Dance Song (Derriere?)   (Marshall and Sparkles dance off)
  • For the Longest Time by Billy Joel amazon (future and Present Ted’s sing together)
  • Piano piece when Ted imagines meeting the Mother early is Swihart. I tell you this because I know you will ask. 😉

Sorry I’ve been away friends, too much life to discuss sometimes though. Still it’s nice to sit down, grab a beer and enjoy a laugh (and a cry) with Ted and friends. Since that moment I’ve rewatched this episod twice to really get a handle on what happened. The beging is a little out there with future Ted and Barney’s and seriously, how cool would that be to have your future self for advice? By the end of the episode you find out Ted was sitting there all alone and the whole thing had happened 5 years ago… which is a little confusing too. My guess is the dance off for drink title happened five years ago and this is NOT 5 years in the future which would really be screwing with the timeline which may be important since we are 45 Ted days away. Then you have Ted having an imaginary conversation with someone he doesn’t know existed. Overall a lot of symbology and then a laugh till they gut punch you moment.

I love the fact that the writers are slowly crossing theories and loose ends of the bucket list.  I was ecstatic when the theory about Barney’s sister being the mother got debunked (ref. The Carly Theory debunk  s08e14 “Ring Up”). I also know there are those of you that might have even considered coat check girl from Season 1 since he never saw her again … but it looks like he did (5 years ago) and never followed through.  I hope they keep it up, we might even se where that pineapple came from.

Finally, I’ve seen a lot of chatter about thinking the Mother is dead in the future …especially because of Ted’s gut misty eyed 45 day speech his imagines giving to the future Mrs. Mosby at the end. Is it possible? Sure and I can read into how some might read a lot into the details. I don’t buy it though. You should also keep in mind that this is coming from someone who still is pretty fond of the Tracy Theory. Things like that seem to make sense to me…and keep in mind what the writers have done so far this season (mentioned above)… with that said, the dead mother theory still seems like a stretch at this point. I’ve been wrong before though so what are your thoughts?

Legendary Lines

Barney: It’s gonna be Legen… wait 20 years for it…
20 year later Barney: Dairy.

Ted: Do I hurl?

Ted: No one is saying you need alcohol to have an exciting and memorable night… but in this case.

Marshall: Lily, I know I have the sexual karasima of a bad boy but I don’t have the manners of one.

Future Coat Check Girl: You’ve been dating for a long time Ted…has it ever gone any other way?

Robin: I’m Sparkles bitch!

Imaginary Barney: Look around Ted, you’re all alone.

“If He Could” Ted: In exactly 45 days, I will meet you. But I’m here now, I guess because, I want this extra 45 days.. With you.

 

Moments of Awesomeness

  • Minnesota Title Wave…by Marshall. wait I mean the Robin Scherbatsky
  • I loved 20 year from now Ted screwing with present day Ted about not being married yet.
  • coat check girl! Damn I love call backs.
  • Sparkles vs Big Fudge. And I love that Robin is finally embracing the Sparkles history.
  • 45 Days.
  • Sad ending…but seriously good stuff.

 

Re-Return:

Future & Present sing “For the Longest Time” in 6 part harmony.

 

Lingering Questions

  • I honestly wish I had a 20 hours from now me to get advice from. You?
  • Since Carl own’s the bar wouldn’t his last name be MacLaren?
  • I know 45 days isn’t literal…but does it mean we will see some magic before the end of Season 8?
  • What did you guys think?

 

Season 8 Starts Sept 24

Finally a Season 8 Premier date for How I Met Your Mother! CBS.com tells us that first new episode of Season 8 will premiere on Monday September 24th at 8/7c.

I know it’s a long way off but it’s getting here as fast as it can…( reference intended) No official word yet on whether or not Season 8 will be the final season. I knwo that fans have varying views of whether or not the show should end. I, like many of you, am torn… while I’d love to see the mother soon, I love the show so much I hate to see it go.  As Bay’s says (interview from Alan “why is he always so lucky and awesome…seriously” Sepinwall) “We don’t ever want to keep the show on longer than it needs to,” he added, “just like we don’t want to end it before it needs to end.”

It’s also good to see Craig Thomas finale answer to TV guide:

How far into the season can you break before you absolutely need to know if it’s the last season?
Thomas:
This is the most obvious answer of all time, but it will be better to know earlier. [Laughs] Right now, there’s so much to pick up on the finale that we’re full for the first batch [of the season]. We’re OK for now, but the sooner we know the better because we like to plants lots of seeds and payoffs. When it’s the last season, we want to announce it from the rooftop and say, “Hey, there are 24 more episodes left. They’re awesome and you gotta watch it!” If it’s the last season, you’ll know it’s a big momentous season from the first episode. There is a definite plan of how we want to begin the last season, as kind of a “gasp!” moment within that episode. So yeah, we need to figure it out pretty soon.

I know the fans want to see the end game in many aspects, but we all love the show and the laugh, and I’m sure the show loves keeping it’s crew family together and working on a great show for as long as possible. Currently, HIMYM is only renewed through Season 8 so many are thinking this is the last, however the hold off to say for sure leads many fans (like myself) to believe we might get a Season 9.

I’m often wrong though and pretty open about that as well. 😉 What do you think or hope for?