‘How I Met Your Mother’ Season Finale Recap

Last Forever Part One


OK, so alot of you fans are probably pissed off and alot of you are happy with the shows ending wrapped in a nice neat bow.  Now, before I go off on my classic long winded tirades, I just have to point out that if you are a semi fan or a full blown fan of the show, YOU HAD TO SEE THAT COMING!  No??  First off, in the very first episode, Ted sits his kids down to talk about how he met their mother.  Clue #1:  Shes dead already.  Many many fans have been wildly speculating that shes been dead the whole time.  Only to find out 9 years later that she is in fact DEAD.  Span the entire series, (I refuse to go into season and episode detail) you see Ted constantly having run-ins with Robin.  We ALL knew Ted was in love with Robin.  They date, they break up, they date, they break up…. blah blah blah.  Robin ends up marrying Barney, despite  knowing full well that Ted is the man for her.  BUT I DIGRESS.  I for one, understand the people that were pissed off.  Too much happened in the last episode and wasn’t properly fleshed out.  They should have taken the entire season to flesh out ‘The Mother’.  We saw random glimpses of her and then she dies.  Which I also understand is annoying in and of itself.  What is a very tragic life event OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN PORTRAYED, was swept under the rug.  So lets discuss a few things:

1.) Robin and Barney get divorced:  After three years of a ‘successful marriage’ the two divorce after Robin finds out that work is more important to her.  *Shocking* Robin and her damn job always get in the way of relationships.  Daddy issues much? Which leads me to my next point

2.) Barney becomes a DADDY!?:  After 9 years, an engagement to a stripper, a marriage to Robin and countless hook-ups including the 31 broads in 31 days.  The 31st broad holds the golden ticket and has a baby girl.  Now, im shocked that this didn’t happen earlier! How many women can you possibly bang and not knock up ONE.  Maybe the writers felt the need to end his era, but the Barney we knew has now morphed into a dad who instead of trying to bang the young girls at the bar, is scolding them for being out at the bar.  Weird.


3.) Teddy gets married FINALLY:  God, after the 9 years of broads we have endured with Barney, Ted finally meets the mother and weds.  Thus producing the two kids we see in the beginning of the show.  Looking awfully depressed listening to their father ramble on about the elusive way he met their mother.  Can you imagine being stuck on a couch for 9 whole years listening to your dad aka Bob Sagets voice tell you about how he met your mother? I’d blow my brains out.  BTW, Poor Bob Saget, he ALWAYS ends up the widow stuck with the kids in his television shows.  You people should have seen this coming when his voice piped in on the very first episode (IS THAT BOB SAGET?! OH THE MOTHER IS SOOOO ALREADY DEAD… AINT YOU SEEN FULL HOUSE?! HAVE MERCY!)


4.) Teddys wifey Tracy is dead:  Again we’ve already known this, since like day one.  Well, anyone who thought about it should have known it from day one.  Of course the love of Teds life has to die.  OF COURSE.  Thus, him telling his children the story so that they knew just how much he loved their mother.”This is a story about how you are totally in love with Aunt Robin and you are thinking of asking her out,” his daughter says.  After losing their mother six years ago, the children in turn tell Teddy boy that its OKAY to go after Aunt Robin.  *Cue the Violins.. or should I say Blue French Horn*  The final scene shows Ted showing up to Robins house, with the blue french horn, her head out the window smiling.




SO…there you have it folks.  Love it or leave it.


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