Apparently, the show really was "How I Met Your Step-Mother" as Ted and Tracy's girl and boy argued. The endless story was not about the mother but about the step-mother.
And they had a point. Yet this is not how we wanted to show to end. All that emotional pain Ted suffered to find the woman of his dreams only to watch her die while the kids were still kids. And then he gets together with his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife of his best friend. Huh.
Well, this makes sense of the Ted falls back in love with Robin forty five times over the course of the series.
The frustrating thing is that this last episode had so many good things:
- Barney's love of his new kid.
- That Tracy and Lily made endless jokes about Barney's chasing.
- The chemistry of Tracy not just with Ted but with the group.
- The meet cute at the train station. Yes, the show should have ended with that.
- The white whale costume.
But I cannot say it best---for that we have twitter:
How I Met Your Wow Most of That Last Season Was Pointless.
— Emmett Macfarlane (@EmmMacfarlane) April 1, 2014
This literally makes no sense. Show finales are way better when they leave a little mystery. #HIMYM
— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) April 1, 2014
I said once that when #HIMYM was good, it's a very entertaining show. When it was bad, it's the biggest waste of talent on TV. What a waste.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) April 1, 2014
I think Titanic had a happier ending. #HIMYM
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) April 1, 2014
Okay, you heard the the HIMYM spoiler here first: there is no Mother, BECAUSE TED MOSBY IS THE FINAL CYLON.The winner:
— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) April 1, 2014
Remember girls - if you focus on your career and end up alone, just wait long enough and your widower ex-bf might take you back! #HIMYMand now I wait Sepinwall's review with this hint:
— EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) April 1, 2014
Sneak preview of the HIMYM review I am about to start writing: pic.twitter.com/XjT98zUGFB
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) April 1, 2014