Wow, what an episode.
As always, How I Met Your Mother spends an entire episode of misdirection and covering up secrets, and it saves the big moments for the final 5 minutes. But man, those 5 minutes were sure worth the wait.
What a brilliant scene it was -- yes, the one with Lilly and Ted up on that roof. Definitely one of the most heart-breaking and also uplifting scenes in this show's history. The chemistry between Alyson and Josh is just so amusing to watch, you feel like you're up there on that rooftop with them, watching them fight with their inner-selves.
It was beautiful for Lilly to say that she sometimes she wishes she wasn't a mom, therefore helping Ted admit that "Robin shouldn't be with Barney; she should be with me And then he just sits down.
Before that, the flashbacks to every time Ted has gotten "hurt" was also so beautifully-done. This show never fails to disappoint in how creative and original it can be sometimes. Thank you, writers, for such a wonderful show.