How I Met Your Mother

Season 9 Episode 24

Last Forever Part Two

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2014 on CBS
5.3
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Conclusion. In the series finale, Ted finishes telling his children the tale of how he and their mother finally became a couple. Also, details of what the future held for Barney, Robin, Marshall and Lily are revealed.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Didn't hate it.

    8.0
    The end feels kinda like a crash landing. Or maybe that's just me being sad.
  • legal

    9.0
    Kkkikk
  • Horrible

    1.0
    thanks for making me waste hours hours on this lame tv show
  • I still can't believe that this episode happened!

    1.0
    One simple rule! If you spend close to 4 seasons showing us that barney and robin would be perfect and nearly 6-7 seasons why ted and robin would not work, it ought to stay that way!!!
  • Interesting Wife Revelation but a Disappointing Conclusion.

    1.0
    First of all, and my apologies that the following point isn't about this episode in particular but there will be a tie in, I'd like to explain the poor choice made of how they'd devoted half the final season to Barney and Robin's wedding, not to mention the past 4 seasons developing their relationship as meant to be, only to throw that all away by having them divorce a second later. Apparently the final say in that was Barney's which is all the more senseless. He's a lot of things with women, but honest is not one of them yet in his quest to write a vow he could keep he chose just one thing because he said nothing else matters; honesty. Clearly she was the one for him. True she didn't exactly have a strong reciprocation but hey she married him!



    Looking now at this episode, let me also say that as I got further into the final season I'd somehow gotten the feeling that the wife, Tracy was dead in the present while the story was being told. An interesting while sad revelation but not exactly believable because the only characters who were made up to look appropriately like they'd aged over ten years in their scenes nearest the present are Lily and Marshall. Just some grey hair on Ted and a shorter haircut on Robin didn't sell it to me.



    The worst part however was the implication that the entire story was actually about Ted and Robin. That's the hugest load of bullshit I've ever seen on TV. The kids claim Tracy was barely in the story but that's only true in the physical sense. On the contrary she was there throughout the entire series like when Ted walked into the wrong classroom and when he dated her roommate. There are also several even less direct hints that tell you the events you are watching are significant stepping stones to Tracy. He even makes a point of them by explaining how had he not gone a certain direction down the street or was influenced to make a certain choice "I never would have met your mother" .

    Her most significant presence in the story prior to her first appearance were the items in her apartment and the descriptions he was drawn to when he dated her roommate, come on! He fell for her right there some years before he'd even met her and they were connected on a profound level by the yellow umbrella.



    Then lets go back to Barney and Robin's wedding, it seems the absolute only purpose it ended up serving was that it was where Ted finally meets her!



    But no, they turn around and say he was supposed to be with Robin the whole time. That's fucked up!

    Though I'll admit that their on again, off again thing had way too much focus and Ted's feelings for her lasted way too long so I can see how the kids got lost but that doesn't convince me by a long shot that it makes sense as the point of the story. To achieve that they needed to either make Robin the mother or the show 'Why I Want to Give it Another Shot with Robin Since Your Mother Has been Dead for Six Years'.



    If killing off Tracy was designed to make that happen I'm gonna be even more pissed off. The Ted/Robin ending invalidates the entire series on it's own but to intentionally throw the wife, the title role of the show away for it!? As Vizzini from 'The Princess Bride' would say, Inconceivable!



    Another thing is that they didn't even properly conclude Barney's character. How about some little glimpses of him as a father? Who the hell was "number 31" and is she in the child's life? What's the arrangement there? Honestly I was hoping for a twist where Robin was "number 31" but when you are shown Ted running into her on the street with his daughter apparently WHILE or just BEFORE "Number 31" was in labor that became impossible. Overall that entire saga needed more development though Barney getting that love at first sight moment with his newborn daughter was freaking priceless!



    Overall it was a pretty disappointing conclusion to the series.moreless

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    • Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, and Cobie Smulders were the only cast members to appear in every episode.

    • Marshall announces that he will run for New York State Supreme Court, going from Judge Fudge to Supreme Fudge. This is incorrect since unlike California where the California Supreme Court is the highest state court, New York's Supreme Court is actually the trial-level courts, the lowest courts and therefore Marshall would already be a NY State Supreme Court judge/justice. The highest state court in New York is the New York Court of Appeals.

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