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How I Met Your Mother S09E19: "Vesuvius"


As How I Met Your Mother enters its final handful of episodes, it comes as no surprise that the series is choosing to pile on the emotional drama that has truly made it a series worth investing in over the years. People say dying is easy and comedy is hard, but I would go one step further to say that successfully meshing comedy and drama into a 30-minute window for 22 to 24 episodes a season is even harder. And yet How I Met Your Mother has been doing it to varying degrees of success for the last nine years. The show has stumbled in its later years, sure, but I would never say the show's problems were the result of poorly done drama, but rather a combination of cheap, lazy jokes and poorly plotted seasons in the writers' room. It's a given that not every episode is going to be great. Not every episode can be as funny and entertaining as "Slap Bet," for instance. But the episodes that have explored the dramatic as well as the comedic are almost always the series' best.

Tonight's "Vesuvius" is probably one of the most emotional and dramatic episodes the series has done since Marshall's father died in "Bad News" or when we found out Robin couldn't have children in "Symphony of Illumination." And like those episodes, it wasn't until we'd nearly reached the end of the episode that the rug was pulled out from under us and the seriousness of the situation became apparent. It's long been suspected and theorized by fans of the series that Ted is telling his children the story of how he met their mother because she has died or will die in the near future. I've personally never put much thought in to why we're on this journey, choosing rather to enjoy the ride alongside the children. For all I knew or cared, they were going out to dinner and the Mother was taking an exceptionally long time getting ready.

It probably sounds odd, but the destination was never that important to me as a viewer. I knew we'd eventually meet the Mother, and I looked forward to that day, but my goal when watching How I Met Your Mother wasn't to find out the identity of the woman who would become Mrs. Teddy Westside, because I feared that once that day came, the show would be over. So my goal was to spend as much time experiencing life's most wacky adventures through these five friends. This means that rather than feeling some sort of validation or fear as I think many fans did when the theory was all but confirmed tonight, I just felt an overwhelming sense of sadness mixed with a hint of surprise. I was sad because a show that has made me laugh continuously over the years appeared to be based on a very sad, emotional time in Ted's life. I was surprised not because the series would go there, but because the series went there in "Vesuvius," an episode that was, for all intents and purposes, a setup episode in the present.

No one in their right mind believed that Robin's mother wouldn't come to her wedding. As the Mother said in the increasingly important flash-forward, what mother wouldn't be there on their daughter's wedding day? Unless, of course, something horrible happened and prevented her from attending. But we knew that wasn't why Robin's mother wasn't coming, so when she arrived in the form of Tracey Ullman near the end of the episode, it wasn't all that surprising. But that's okay, because it wasn't meant to be a surprise, it was meant to pull Robin out of her listlessness. She was the catalyst that would eventually lead to Robin's own special wedding day freakout, a moment that would show just how important this wedding actually is to her. We knew this was coming, and now we know what sets it off, which means we can finally, truly get on the train for the last few hours of How I Met Your Mother

The love story between Ted and the Mother is the reason we're here, and knowing Ted as we do, it kind of only makes sense that this long, meandering story has a greater purpose. There's a reason he's telling his children about all the women he's met and banged in his search for their Mother. It's not because he turned into a crass man in his older years, it's not because he's a bad father, it's because Ted is a romantic. And although all signs from the flash-forward at the Farhampton Inn in the year 2024—10 years after they meet and six years before Ted begins to tell the story—seem to point to a world entrenched in a great sadness, I want to point out that we purposefully don't have all the facts. I think it's suspicious that the series would dare reveal something like this with four episodes remaining. If that's truly where we're headed, then it's a sadder ending than I'd have liked, but would also like to point out as silly as it sounds, many believe that true love stories have no endings.

One of the most important things to remember when watching How I Met Your Mother is that it's a lesson in storytelling, in which time is not linear and the narrator is not always reliable. But it's also important to remember that this is a series of stories, snapshots of Ted's life leading up to and after his meeting the Mother. But Ted's life didn't begin or end when he met the Mother. He continued living his life, albeit a different chapter than the one he was leading prior to their meeting, but it was still his life. Ted's once harmless stories might eventually take on a new light as the years go on, but they are still the stories that define him. And even if we're heading to an ending in which the Mother is no longer living, Ted's life isn't going to stop anymore than ours will once the series signs off for good at the end of the month. 

The Mother had a point when she told Ted not to live only in his stories and to keep moving forward with his life, because when we dwell on the past, our lives have the tendency to stall. But there's also a good argument to be made for telling these stories. We tell them because they're important to us, and we want to remember them. We tell them because we want other people to know the love and joy they brought into our lives. We tell them because they are what define us. So while I think it's important to remember to live life and make new stories, I don't think we should ever forget the past either. And I have no intention of forgetting the journey that How I Met Your Mother has taken me on over the last nine years. Some of the stories were good. Some were bad. But all of them were worthwhile.


NOTES

- The Mother's comment about not living in stories keeps reminding me of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: "It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live." The Mother is basically plagiarizing Dumbledore, guys.

- It's entirely possible the Mother is fine and perhaps Ted is dying, or someone else like his mother has just passed away. We won't know until the end of the series. I also think it's possible we're getting yanked around, and the only reason Ted's telling his children this story is because the Mother is sick and tired of hearing it. 

- While Barney's plot seemed a bit silly on the surface, I think the metaphor worked very well. But um, CBS, would it have killed you to release photos that included the Mother this week? All the suits don't really scream, "OMG DEPRESSING."

- In addition to meeting Robin's mother this week, "Vesuvius" also saw the return of Lucy Hale as Robin's younger sister Katie. Barney also suited up for the last time. That's three items from my wish list for the rest of the season. I even got a bonus wish when they brought back Barney's Swarley nickname. That was something I'd hoped would happen because "Swarley" is a personal favorite of mine, but I didn't actually think it would happen, despite the abundance of callbacks to earlier seasons. It fit in well now that Marshall has his own nickname, Narshall.

- I don't really want to take sides, but Marshall was totally right. If Ted didn't want him to eat that cake, he really should have put a note on it. Cake is serious.

- I understand why Lily was freaking out that Robin wasn't freaking out, but the scrapbook was out of character for Lily, no? 

- We're all in agreement that the callback to The Wedding Bride is something we could have done without, right?

- "It’s got everything! Intrigue! Betrayal! Lamps!"



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AIRED ON 3/31/2014

Season 9 : Episode 24

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Yeeeah, the Mom's dead.

The catch, though? They will never outright say it.

That whole weirdly offhand remark about how when you're about to see big change and can't cope sometimes you just have to hang out and leave it unsaid? This episode is probably code for "yeah, we condone your cool theory, we're just not saying it".

The show will end with the meeting, that much is clear. While they could just pull out and show that the living room is in the middle of a funeral or something and just pull a Roseanne, it would feel callous and a bit of a jerk move.

Instead, they are dropping a pretty clear admission a few episodes before the finale, let the "deathers" have their cake and everybody else eat it too by ending the show on an uplifting note.

Gotta say, though, nice job on Josh Radnor and Cristin Milloti. It's hard to pull off quiet sadness so down low for the first few flashbacks, where you can sort of tell something is off but you're not sure what, and it's not easy to tune that "can't hold it in anymore" moment at the end, either. I've seen people have that in funerals and I was kind of shocked at how naturally Radnor played it. It was a completely different register than everything else on the show so far. Casting reel moment, maybe? Either way a gift to him and Milloti by the writers.
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I think the setting behind this episode is very simple. Ted and the mother have gone back to the place they first met, away from the kids, to spend some time together alone as it is likely to be their last opportunity. Some people's thoughts that she might already be dead, that she hasn't aged, and that the guy who works at the inn was wearing the same clothes and that therefore this is Ted living in his stories, or something like that, is all a bit of a stretch. Why can't it be the very simple situation above? For those that don't think this refers to the mother, and that it might mean Ted's mother or Robin possibly, there is another simple answer. The phrase used was "what mother would miss her daughter's wedding?". For a start, ted is not his mother's daughter, so it is not Ted's mother that it refers to. Robin cannot have children, that has been heavily emphasized, therefore she cannot have a daughter, so it does not refer to Robin. As far as we ever know, Lily only has a son, so no daughter their means it cannot refer to Lily either. Someone suggested it could be the mother's mother. But as the scene is set in 2024 (If I remember correctly), and I assume their wedding was at least 8 years before that, it must be a very sore point for it to bring Ted to tears that much later. A bit of a stretch. It must therefore be the daughter that we met way back in season one episode one: Ted's. THE mother is the one with the terminal illness. For those that feel that this was just false hope for the happiness everyone wishes Ted, and that the writers are being cruel and swaying away from the point of the series, I have to disagree with you. It is definitely a crying shame that the mother has a terminal illness, but Ted found the long awaited "the one", and from the little we have seen of her, and the screen time they have together, I already love her and think they are prefect together. So let's be happy that he had this for 10 whole years (although we wish it was longer) and has two children now. And maybe, after searching for 9 full years, and loving each other for 10, she has sadly passed away, so he has sat down his children, and told them 9 years worth of stories, storied he loves, with every last tiny detail, about how he met their mother, that all three have now sadly lost. :( It feels like a full circle, and while sad, is quite beautiful.
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It's sad, really sad, but the pointers towards this theory just keep increasing. In 'Vesuvius' There's another moment that supports that the mother is dead, early in the episode the mother states that she wishes that Ted doesn't only live inside his stories, it just sounds like they both know at that current year 2024 that the mother is terminally ill, and the ending supports this with the phrase 'what mother is going to miss her daughter's wedding', Ted's facial expression after that sentence is heartbreaking. Even the series sub title now refers it, 'love story in reverse', even though the love may not have died, but the story will end and death is an ending. I highly doubt this is the end that anyone who's followed the show wished for Ted, but even with all the jokes and puns it's still a story about life. A story that many people can relate to and find similarities in their own life. Maybe the point of revealing these bits of information about the ending before it ends is good and really something the writers are absolutely doing intentionally, dropping a bomb like that straight in the final 15 minutes of final episode is not really rewarding at all. They are easing in the ending for the watchers so they can be prepared. Even though the characters are fictional, we've grown with them and took them to be part of our lives. I know tears will be shed no matter what the ending, happy or not. 10 years of Friends taught me that already, the last 20 minutes is going to be intensive.

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I hadn't even thought about the possibility of the mother dying until I read this. I thought Ted's mother had died or something.
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If they end this series with his wife dying it will be the all-time worst finale for a sitcom.First and foremost this show is a comedy and to end a nine season story arc with the death of the "mother" would be a bummer of epic proportions.
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I think it's about Robin's mum that doesn't make her daughters wedding.

I think the real reason she couldn't make Barney and Robin's wedding was because she was too ill, but Robin didn't tell her friends that she just told them she couldn't get a flight (I think that was the reason, may be wrong?).

Then at the end of this episode her mum shows up, but maybe she dies before the actual wedding, which would fit in with Ted and the Mother talking about a mother missing her daughters wedding, particularly because they are at the Farhampton Inn at the time.

Bit of a long shot but it all fits?
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The only death that was really evident in this episode was that of fashion sense....that sweater...come on Ted.
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Maybe it's just a scare. Maybe they're waiting for test results that MAY say she has terminal cancer. We were only seeing into a small window in their marriage, Narrator Ted confirmed nothing.
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To leave it unspoken and just enjoy each other's company instead... oh man,,, -that was my favorite part of the episode, by the way, because I've felt that, that moment when you realize things are about to change completely, that you will be away from those you love...
So it seems that in that when Ted and the mother are back at Farthampton's there's some unspeakeable sadness... yet I don't understand how that relates to the story we've been hearing for 9 years to the kids. If she were dying, it would make more sense to me for Ted to tell their children all the wonderful things the did together, and not about his loneliness before her. Besides, how could they tell the story of how the mother met Ted if she were dying?
I don't know. I share Kaitlin's opinion, I'd like to enjoy the ride of the series great finale for as long as it is...
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Not sure why everyone assumes that Ted got weepy because future mother is dying. I took it as he got emotional because HIS mother missed his wedding. This would also explain why he is telling the kids about THEIR mother. He wants them to appreciate and love their mom the way he appreciated and loved his.

In any case, it is to be sincerely hoped that neither explanation is the reason as it would be a very dour ending to the series.


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Except that they specifically say "What mother would miss her daughter's wedding?" It also seems less believable to me that Ted would be getting openly weep about his mom missing his wedding after ten years had passed. I would think by then that, while still sad sometimes, he wouldn't break into tears at random happy moments.
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agree. I don't think the mother is dying... I think Ted's mother missed his wedding and that's why he cried.
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a long while back, when they showed the symphony of illumination, i had thought that maybe it would be robin that ended up dying. the whole speech about how she never did this, never did that, never was alone, and perhaps they were being bad-ass and edgy (which we'd later find out) by playing highway to hell at the end. now i could be completely mistaken, but i can't think of a flash forward where robin is made to seem much older than she does now. maybe robin had died by the time we see that crying scene, and just the general memory of her makes him periodically break down. but if that were the case, i guess the mother's reaction was a bit unsympathetic.......or, maybe it's a fake out, and it'll be revealed that they just watched the "steel magnolias" of that year.
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In response to Lily and the scrapbook - who remembers Lily with tiny baby things back before they had Marvin? Totally in-character for her. As for the 'either Ted or the mother is dead theory,' I've been trying to ignore it for a while, but I think it is going to be a thing. It does make sense and does give the series more meaning in the grand scheme of things. It would also give them a reason to start a new series if they felt the need to, since Ted would be without his 'one' again by the end. But there's still that bit that it isn't Josh narrating to the kids, so we'll see what that implies.
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I thought Ted was talking about HIS mother, but now that I think of it, Ted talks to his children as she is still alive..It wasn´t untill I come here to see the comments that I realise that maybe He is crying because his wife maybe can´t be in their daughter´s wedding...I don´t know, because is weird because the children don´t seem to be very interested in the story, and if it is about a passed mother I think they will be...
I agree with "Some of the stories were good. Some were bad. But all of them were worthwhile"
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Well, the mom's dying, awesome, thanks show. Now go outside and get some fresh air.

I laughed my ass off at "Susan Tupp". The rest was uneven but ok, although there was at least one too many of The Wedding Bride scenes.
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Great article!
My favorite part of the episode was when Ted and the Mother high-fived being an old married couple, after releasing they really had heard all of each other's stories. :)
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This episode is good most notably for the flashforward. Not sure what to think of the Mother but you would have to believe she's dying otherwise I don't see why Ted would react like that unless maybe his mother had passed and missed their wedding? It's probably due to the Mother being ill.

I realize it's a sitcom, but the wedding stuff is more and more ridiculous to me. The stuff with Robin's mom was nice as was the metaphor of Barney getting rid of all of his old suits as if they were old sexual conquests and finding the one suit and woman that he truly loves in Robin, but the season has been ridiculous with the wedding drama and people acting like no one would at a wedding.

Lily being so shrill to Robin on her wedding day is a prime example of how a maid of honor would never act to a bride on her wedding day. I've been re-watching the series from the beginning to coincide with the final season and its amazing how much this show has changed. Overall, it looks like it will be at least somewhat enjoyable leading up to the end with that classic HIMYM sadness thrown in as well.
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Random thought: Is the mother's name Tracy?

I just started my HIMYM rewatch starting with season 1, but I just watched the Thanksgiving episode "Betty Full of Turkey." At the end, a stripper came up to Ted and introduced herself as Amber, then gave her real name as Tracy, and Ted told the kids that's the true story of how he met their mother (of course he was joking). Anyway, I'm sure it was just a joke, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway.
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If the mother is dead why are the kids bored and groaning while Ted is telling the story? Wouldn't they be listening solemnly or intently if it were about their dead mother? Something doesn't fit
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My theory is that it's Teds mother that dies, because we know that Ted met the mother in the train station in the night of the weeding. So why would Ted be leaving the weeding alone? Maybe his mother died, and we was on the way to Cleveland... It is not the proper moment to met the love of your life, but I don't know...
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Way to crack our chests open, pull our hearts out and smash it repeatedly, HIMYM writers. Really, thank you so much for that.
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The scrapbook was NOT out of character for Lily because there's the episodes of her always wanting pictures if the gang at various events.
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I think you're right, we're getting yanked around again... maybe she does have cancer or something and they're unsure of the future, but it doesn't mean she's gone.
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If "the mother" died wouldn't it be sadistically weird to make a spin-off about "How I met your dad" ?

Anyhow, I believe a spin-off about "today's Ted" and his family (with a new set of actors playing the same but older characters) would have been more fun than another "How I met your..."
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I think that It may actually be Ted who is dying . I'm taking this from the little comment the mother made about not wanting Ted to only live thru his stories and the fact that its taken nine seasons to get to this point . I'm thinking he's found out he has a terminal illness and is trying to impart all his wisdom before he passes.
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Everyone relax and watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJAUglAyx-Y

The interviewer says, “Something goes horribly wrong during the wedding, can you tell us about that?” To which they answer, “Somebody dies.”

If The Mother died, it’s obviously not at the wedding, and they would not answer a question specifically about the wedding with a death that happened afterward.
So, somebody is going to die that weekend, and I’d put a lot of money on saying it’s Ted’s mom. In the flash-forward scene we saw, Ted’s sister is probably about to get married, The Mother makes that comment, it reopens the wound that his mother died, and he cries.

Even if that’s not the case, it’s not The Mother. Come on guys, you really think they’d give away the ending just like that?
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I think the priest was the death they were referring to.
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They were referring to the priest, (who died several episodes ago, the interview is from last summer)
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Hmmm, good point. I just don't buy into The Mother. I've read so many interviews where they cite Ted having a "happily ever after." That just wouldn't happen if The Mother died. Really, I think they just put in that little red herring to get people buzzing about the show.
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The Mother dying, I meant
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To all you who theorized that it's Ted's mom, you are wrong. Ted has talked about his mother to his kids, as if she is still alive. He couldn't have been talking about her.

Also, I am not convinced the "mother" is dead. I think it's a trick. We shall see.
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Maybe her mother died before their wedding and Ted is just more openly emotional than the mother.
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I meant to say the mother isn't dead. Sorry, typo.
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Before yesterday I never would have thought they were killing the mother off, but now it kind of makes sense. To me the kicker is Ted crying last night, but perhaps more importantly the line in Time Traveler's..."I'll love you from now until the end of my days. And beyond." Put into the context of Ted crying, that sounds a lot like something one would say to a person that he cared about that he (or "future him") knows isn't there anymore.

I think that Time Traveler's could well be the key to the entire series in a sense. But there are two other things that really stick out to me about that episode. First off, in the "alternate part" (where Ted makes that dramatic speech at the mother's door), Ted appears as the him that we all know - as opposed to as an older man. At the end of Time Traveler's however we realize that the entire episode is an "alternate reality" in a sense, as Ted's basically sitting in the bar thinking about his life. So is it not possible that in and of itself is a clue? Perhaps the mother dies, and now (in the year 2030) Ted himself is faced with the prospect of his own untimely death, and thus the whole series is him thinking back on his life.
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The mother dying does sound more likely.....If you remember back to the episode -The Time Travelers..."Future Ted tell his kids that it has been twenty years from that night, and if he could relive it he wouldn't go to Robots vs Wrestlers, but visit his old apartment and see his friends. But the first thing he would do is visit the mother at her apartment. He imagines himself rushing to her and telling her that they will meet 45 days from now and will fall in love, get married and have two kids. But he is here now because he wants the extra 45 days with her because he loves her and will love her till his death. Just then the mother's boyfriend comes and punches Ted in the face when he tells him that he loves his girlfriend and they will get married." It's where he says he wants the extra 45 days that makes me think the mom has passed away.....
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I think Ted's mother dies. If no other reason than if the Mother is dead, her kids seem to not really care - have you noticed how bored they look when Ted's talking?
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It would be great if the series was mature enough to let the mother die in the end, but I doubt that it will happen. It's a bigger probability that the showrunners have read about the theories and are playing around with them.
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We are forgeting that ted's histories all the seasons weren't about the mother, all this time, ted was using the mother as excuse to tell his kids the awesome histories about the gang, and now in this episode everybody thinks the mother should be dead, it not make sense, if this theory is right, ted had spend time with his kids talking about the beatiful moments with the mother and, how i meet your mother It would have been the first episode.
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I took the "Whose mother doesn't appear at their child's wedding" thing to literally mean that Ted's mom dies before their wedding, probably sometime in these next few episodes, giving Ted another reason to stay with his friends (and new girlfriend.) I also took the lines about living in the present to be more or less a joke about the show being an extended flashback. There could be something in the whole not talking about what's really going on thing, but it felt too vague to make me think it meant the mother dies.

I really liked this episode, it's great seeing Ted and the mother in the future, and this episode was a lot of that, and they do have genuinely great chemistry.
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i do not even watch this show and only seen some reviews here and there. But from what i am gathering this is going to be an epic ending that makes the entire series mesh or it is going to be foolish and cheesy and ruin the journey for many people. Stories are about the journey, but a journey must end right or the journey was a waste.
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Ok, I totally did not pick up on the "the Mother might be dead" thing until this review! I just thought his mother had died or something!
Either way, this was (in my opinion) an amazing episode.
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The pilot opens with:
Ted: "Kids, I'm going to tell you an incredible story, the story of how I met your mother"
Boy: "Are we being punished for something"
Ted: "No"
Girl: "Yeah, is this going to take awhile?"
Ted: "Yes"

Both kids looking totally bored and uninterested. I don't know...if the mother were dead I would think the kids would have reacted with a little more enthusiasm, maybe some emotion and some respect...maybe it's just me...
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That was nine or so years ago. The writers may not have even had any idea how Ted was going to meet her then. This idea she is, or will be, dead seems kind of a last minute one, which may seem inspired, but it's oddly depressing for this show, and I don't think well executed considering what a generally crap season this has been - Current episode included.


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The creators said they had the ending planned out since the show began did they not?
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wheres the unlike button please?
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I assumed that Ted's mother had died and therefore not been at their wedding...
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She's probably dying of an illness. Right before tonight's episode, she went in for a checkup with her doctor. Now she's awaiting test results, and if they come back positive she might not be around for very long. It also works with that line the Mother said, where right before a big change, all that you can do is sit in silence and enjoy each other's company.
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I just took a feel trip. Good ep.
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I don't think they'll end it on such tragic note.
And PS I had enough tragedy with the mother's backstory.

PPS Yay for bringing back the Captain next episode!
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After watching it again, I'm leaning more towards the mother dying. The way she told Ted about how she worried about him living in stories and how time only moves forward. She's worried he's not going to move on after she's gone...I'm crying..
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Whew, that was hard going.
#kantkope
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I too thought it was about Ted's mother.. but I really, really like the ambiguity of it. If it indeed was about The Mother, this sitcom is the saddest thing invented in history.
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Why do I read the review before I watch the episode.... whhhhyyyy? I feel like this show is too much like Dr Who, which also devastates me. "Time is not linear and the narrator is not always reliable." And quit killing off all the nice people!
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I just had a thought...What if the mother's name is Leia? That would explain why we haven't heard it yet, and also why the daughter's name is Penny instead of Leia.
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If this turns out to be an an epic tragic love story. I will slap someone, everyone. I don't need tragedy for the sake of a 'great' story, I want something of a happy ending.
In the last few minutes I want the Mother (GIVE HER A NAME ALREADY) to walk in on Ted and the kids and tell Ted to stop torturing them with his stories. She tells them that Lily, Marshall, Marvin, Barney and Robin (and any kids they might have) have arrived for dinner. And then it'll end.
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Yes, this should be the ending that we all deserve!
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I think we're all rooting for a happy ending... but for Ted that would still be any time he spend with The Mother, no matter how short. Ugh, it would still kill me though.
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I thought Ted was crying because his own mother had died since he's got a sister who's single. Now I'm super sad with this new theory.
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Yeah me too. I thought either his mother died or " the mothers' " mother died before their wedding. This theory about "the mother" dying is completely new to me, but now that I think about it I wouldn't be surprised if it did happen.
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I loved The Wedding Bride reference and was happy to see that Jed Moseley was wearing red cowboy boots.

If you go back and watch the episode "The Time Travelers," pay attention to Future Ted's impassioned speech to The Mother. He said he'd do anything to have 45 more days with her. Not something you'd say to somebody that you grow old with. She's definitely going to die, I think.

The series began with Ted falling in love with Robin. I don't know what's going to happen to Barney in the future, but I think 2030 Ted and Robin will end up together.
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Wow! Hats off to you for calling it!
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Well before I read about the dying mother's theory I never thought of it. Now I see it everywhere, especially in this episode!!!! Darn!
It's true when they say "what you don't know doesn't hurt you."
I know that it's their show and they can do whatever they want but that would be cruel. For Ted & for us!
Anyway soon we will know or not.
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It was a mediocre and boring episode until that little hint that the Mother may be dead after all.I was one of those that were totally sure the Mother can't be dead but now it's a viable possibility.
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I am seriously loving season 9! it's like the writers finally made up for those seasons who weren't that good.
This episode was amazing, it continued the good story line and it made me realize that HIMYM is almost finished!!! :( :( :(
I really loved how Barney was trying to find the perfect suit and how he thought that he would get to be ''that'' part of the wedding that normally the bride would be. I loved how lily forced robin and the group to stop the clock and realize that that might be the last time all of them were together. I loved that Marshall freaked out about his role in the wedding bride.lol. even though I didn't liked the episode titled the wedding bride in season 5.
I loved the beginning of the episode with ted and the mother and how they know every story of each other :) they truly seem a perfect fit! although the scene where the mother said that she knew robin's mom would show up made me skeptical alittle bit, I think there might be something bad.
Oh and I was so happy that we got to see robins sister again and finally robins mom!
I just love it that it this season we get to see pretty much all the important characters that have been in the show. So now I am just excited to see how the show will turn out and end. I can't wait but at the same time I want to dread out march 31th because by april 1st HIMYM will be history. ♥ ♥
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I refuse to believe the theory that the Mother is dying...

I am definitely not going to be pleased if this phrase "Kids let me tell you how I banged all these girls and loved your aunt for like 10 years before meeting your now dead mother. God rest her soul" could be applied for this show.

Okay... I will believe it if the show does end in her dying but seriously. Not cool. The show is called 'How I Met Your Mother', not 'How I Found Out that your mother, my true love, was diagnosed with brain cancer and died'
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Spoiler alert man! How I found out that your *****, my true **** was ****** with brain ***** and *****! There best show title evva! in other words, where's "how I met your father?"
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