Let’s start off by jumping past the obvious if that’s even possible. I loved Robin & Barney tonight. They were so good together though I truly believe that NPH can pull off a more maniacal laugh…I mean Dr. Horrible. come on. Seriously, they looked in marital harmony tonight and that was good after last week’s breakdown in the park. Which leads us to Ted…
I know, I know… what the hell Ted, right? First off, did finishing the house seem to come out of somewhere? I digress, but when Ted says (this may be a paraphrase), “The locket is in the pencil box. This is awesome. It’s going to blow her mind!” I can directly see this leading to the bandage on Ted’s hand we saw in Farhampton. How will it happen? Will it have nothing to do with that? Also, will Ted go to Chicago? We already assume he doesn’t sell the house since he is tilling the story in it, but is it ever really that simple? We have to wait till next season, when we will also find out…
If Marshall will remain a judge for now or Lily will go to Rome… or both. I do like the ring of the Honorable Marshal Erikson. My gut says there will be an episode devoted to this next year and I would almost bet they find a way to do both…but HIMYM approaches some tough choices that aren’t always happy so if it’s one I would, say hello to the Honorable Marshal Erikson.
On to the event seemed to break twitter, or maybe the tweets were moving so fast that I couldn’t read them all. The actress is Cristin Milioti… we’ll be taking guess on her show name 😉 Shhort and to the point, that was such a cool moment. Shoes. Bass. Umbrella. “Ticket to Farhampton Please” and face. Great pick for the mother, I love it that she is not a name…and seems like the prefect mix of Lily & Robin. I’m saying this with only one line, many clues and several glimpses of her feet so that may be worth nothing.
My mind is still a buzz so I want to know what you think! Talk away!
- Simple Song by The Shins amazon– lots of action at the end and seeing the Mother buying a ticket.
Barney: You’re unappetizing to look at
Ted: It was pretty manly until I mentioned Ryan Gosling in the Notebook…
Robin: Hey Lily, help me put this locket in my butt…
Moments of Awesomeness
- Teddy West-chester is not a cool as Teddy Westside
- Casey Wilson (Krirsten) from the recently departed “Happy Endings”
- Love it that Robin used the way she & Ted broke up at an attack strategy.
- Legen…married… still waiting for it.
- Where’s the poop. Goog callback by Lily
- the moment we see (and I quote from the credits) “The Girls with the Yellow Umbrella”… I checked it’s not a sequel to “The Girls with the Dragon Tattoo”
- Are those boots the same shoe size as Lily?
- Any guesses on a name for the girl with the yellow umbrella? My money is on a T name but I’ve been told there is another theory about a C name.
- Judge Marshall or Rome bound?
- What do you expect from next season?
- What did you think tonight?
that was done so perfectly, cannot be faulted.
she was in 30 Rock Character was a little annoying but hot ! let’s see what they do with her!
Mark my words. Her name will be Tracy (or Tracey) May 13th 2013. The mother’s name will be Tracy.
if you were really himym’s #1 fan, you’d know that the creators have said repeatedly that they’re not doing something like that.
As usual in the last episodes, 99% of it is just bullshit to fill the time, and the last 10 seconds are kind of interesting. Just hoping HIMYM does not become the next LOST.
Did they really? Show us one article and I’ll squash the theory. 😉
I’ll go for an R name.
Honestly, I am still trying to compute tonight’s episode. It was a shocker, even though I knew we were going to finally meet her! She is beautiful! I am going to be really happy to see Ted get out of his hopelessness and finally be in love and happy again! Can’t wait for the next season!
Actually, I think the reveal was just a cheap way of getting away with a pretty mediocre episode in which nothing much happened.
Most people were expecting the wedding but that didn’t happen in this episode. Instead, we got some pointless rivalry between Swarkles and that bitchy couple. That, along with Marshall’s trip to Minnesota, seemed like just a way to buy time and avoid getting on with the plot.
Speaking of the plot, the cliffhangers that were set up seemed rather weak compared to those of previous seasons (with the exception of season 5’s; that was the worst). We already knew Marshall’s judgeship would be the final obstacle to Rome, and from the previous episode, we knew there would be some Ted-Robin issues cropping up. In other words, there was no surprise twist or cliffhanger that we would usually expect from himym. This time, everything was as expected. That’s why it was relatively lackluster.
But what about the mother, you say? Surely that was an unexpected surprise? Well… yes, but all they did was show a face. In other words, we still know nothing new about the mother apart from who her actress is. Which is nothing to complain about of course, since I’d expect that to be explored in season 9, but the point is that ‘the big reveal’ at the end really didn’t reveal much at all.
Overall, I still liked the episode because it’s himym. But it just feels that it could have gone better, or at least ended better. Anyway, I’m curious to see how season 9 will play out and how the writers intend to do it.
1.) Mediocre season finale, i agree.
2.) Is everyone convinced that this is really the mother? Could be a red herring…
3.) Will Season 9 be shown in “24 Style”? Every episode several hours of the wedding day? It kind of makes the impression when there was this line “56 hours before the wedding”. I think we will see the wedding a lot on screen next season, maybe the whole season. I hope this is not the case….Would love to be surprised by the end and i dont know how this can work now we “know” the mother.
I’m voting for an S name… Like Sara or Stacey… Something cute
The writers sure have a difficult job now with all the expectations for the mother. But they’ll find a way to make us like her 🙂
The reveal did gave me goosebumps and I thought it was so beautiful in a way to reveal her just like that, by saying her line and then.. we wait until next season to find out more about her and Ted I guess. I’m thrilled!
Imagine..all of the girls Ted have been dating.. This one will be special. After all these years.. I just love it!!
To me it didn’t feel like a finale, it felt more like the episode right before the finale that sets everything up. That aside I really loved the episode. I know people complain about Ted’s fixation on Robin but to me it rings very true. I’ve been in his shoes.
I love the casting of the mother. I had no idea who she is since I haven’t seen her other work. When she showed up on camera my first thought was that she was exactly who should be Mrs. Moesby. I just hope her name isn’t Tracy.
Correct me if I’m wrong, didn’t Ted say that he was going to meet the mother at the wedding, not on the way back home?!
As much as I also think the episode was a bit underwhelming, I think it can be a good set up for next season. Looking back, the previous season premieres of HIMYM weren’t really what I anticipated for and I was majorly let down. I’m really hoping that’s not the case for next season. I mean, just look what’s next. The next season has gotta start off on where we left off at, and that’s what we’ve all been waiting for, right?! Barney and Robin’s wedding, Ted meeting the mother, and whatever’s going to happen with Lily and Marshall. That all has to happen when the season starts, it has to!
As for revealing the mother, I’m more excited to see how Ted meets her rather than what she looks like. I’m looking forward to the set up and the metaphors explaining this inevitability. And remember the “No Tomorrow” episode in season 3? Remember the random brunette that Ted bumped into and made people think that she could have been the mother? Well I want to know if that was supposed to be the mother. No, that wasn’t Cristin Milioti, but it could be possible that was supposed to be the same character? I don’t know. All I know is that the season finale episode could still have run its course even if the mother wasn’t revealed.
I love-love-LOVED the way that went down. I thought it was
perfect, and worth every single frame of the last eight seasons. I don’t want
to read the theories or make any guesses; Carter and Bays have brought us this
far, and the fact that after eight seasons so many of us STILL care so much
just proves they’ve earned our trust, so I intend to just let the next season
come to me as they want to tell it. I work at DISH and watched HIMYM on the
way in to the office this morning, on the light rail. I use the DISH Anywhere app which lets me watch
live TV or recorded shows off my home receiver on my iPad, which is such a
fantastic way to actually enjoy my commute!
He said he meets her the day of the wedding, not necessarily at the wedding
it was such a great episode to end the season. I really like the way the mother is revealed : first the boots, then the umbrella and finally her face and voice. So bad that her picture was published on Facebook, Twitter… before I get a chance to see the season final. I really like her face, she seems really funny and mischievous.
It suits her
I don’t think so because I remembered that they mentioned the fact that they were wishing to show us how the relationship would start, their first dates, those kind of stuff. Moreover, it seems that Ted really meets her at the train station when he is leaving the wedding.
Thanks Danielsan… I was gonna say that but my Droid had a bad motivator. 😉
I’m for that. I think the two camps suggest a T name (Tracy) or a C name because of something in she & Cindy’s appartment that we saw a few seasons ago (something with a C&C on it)… I’m all for throwing it all out the window and having a new contender.
Like a Pirate?
“Our ninth season will tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever. We hope you like it.”
Sounds for me definetly more than one or two episodes, maybe “only” 5-6, maybe the whole season in 24 Style. We will see…
Show me please the quote that we will see the first dates etc. I highly doubt that Bays/Thomas have said sth like this. This is merely fan wishing…
The scene at the train station when Ted is leaving the wedding could take place at the end or in the middle of the next season. we don´t know. the only thing we know that ted is meeting her anytime…
so, i actually met the mother the night the show aired. i watched HIMYM at McGee’s and about 20 minutes after the reveal we spotted Cristin leaving the bar. she was amazing, so sweet!!! she took pictures and signed autographs. moments before, she was just an ordinary person at the bar. then in one moment, she was suddenly the person we waited 8 seasons to meet.
I can’t quote, it’s an article I read a year ago, they may have change their plans.
The mother’s name is Tracy for sure!!! A belly full of turkey, anyone? Does it ring some bells? Yes it does!!!
I’m voting for an C name. but chipu