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How I Met Your Mother

Season 8 Episode 24

Something New?

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 13, 2013 on CBS
out of 10
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197 votes

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    As the multiple plotlines of "Something New" converged while Ted, Lily, Marshall, Barney and Robin all made their way to Farhampton for Barney and Robin's wedding, a pair of legsfashionably decked out in boots and belonging to a woman carrying…

  • Episode Summary

    As the gang prepares to head out to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.


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    • Good season finale!

      I liked the season finale. The question we've been waiting for to be answered for eight years finally has... sort of.

      So we saw the mother, but he (Ted) didn't meet her yet, which was slightly anticlimactic, although we are definitely nearing the moment.

      Loved how Lily said "you'll meet her and she'll wear cute boots that I'll boorrow whenever I want because we're the same size" and then she walks up with her boots and yellow umbrella headed for Farhampton!

      Such a great episode - hopefully Season 9 is worth the wait!moreless
    • Oh, how I love to watch this show!

      It's been a few weeks since the season finale aired and I still have not deleted it from my PVR. I find myself watching this episode over and over because it is by far the best episode of a show that started off so very under-rated! For eight years, we have come to love the characters of How I Met Your Mother, and I'm sensing the end is near (I predict 2 more seasons tops). For eight years we have been teased and punk'd over the identity of Ted Mosby's future Mother of his two very patient kids, whom have been sitting on a couch for the same length of time. When The Shins "Simple Song" starts to play, and we see everyone heading to Farhaptons, I get goosebumps! And, with great rewards, we finally get a first look at the furure Mrs Ted Mosby!! This show will be in my top 5 forever!!

      BTW, I think the actress playing the "Mother" is perfect!moreless
    • Like Something New and prospects for Season 9

      I submitted a much shorter review but after reading a few comments I felt compelled to contribute a bit more.

      Two factors keep cropping up time and again with these reviews the first is people complaining that the now revealed "Mother" is not Robin, large numbers of people claiming to be long standing fans of the show saying they expected it to be Robin, several problems here firstly Robin has revealed that she CAN'T have kids nor does she want them ergo she can't be the mother, secondly the narrator has repeatedly referred to her as "aunt" Robin and finally (if you've not been watching) she's been engaged to Barney for a while now and season 9 will start with their wedding all of which points to her definitely NOT being the mother.

      My second problem is people complaining about the actress playing "the mother" as being "plain" or "not famous enough", well I'm sorry but if you can't get over the fact that ... (insert overly referenced female actress here)... isn't in the role you want her to be in then frankly you shouldn't be watching a TV show that wasn't created by you, her lack of history is actually an advantage because she can come in and create a character without us comparing her to other roles, "the mother" needs to be a fresh face because she can't afford to be overshadowed by past performances.

      My other gripe here is that the woman cast as "the mother" IS pretty she's NOT plain, she's just pretty in a cute sort of way rather than being an absolute stunner and that fits the shows feel vastly more than if they'd cast someone overbearingly beautiful, she's a cute brunette, she's got damn fine legs, wears boots (very sexy), lovely eyes, I honestly don't see what people are complaining about.

      For the future, I really want season 9 to show some of the relationship develop between Ted and "the mother", I know the show's called "How I met your mother" so if they just show us the introduction it will technically be fulfilling it's commitment but I would personally feel a little short changed if I the meeting and nothing beyond that.moreless
    • disappointed

      If this is a mother I'm disappointed. If mother is not Robin, THE MOTHER should be prettier, cuter than Robin. Someone like Zooey Deschanel ... Nina Dobrev... someone really spacial, pretty... This girl is so ORDINARY. I have impression Ted is settling down with this girl, because it's time.. Even Stella and Zoey were better choice... or Barney's Nora.. she is real woman.. THIS IS BRUNETTE LILLY with ugly teeth !!!!!moreless
    • epic fail

      So the Mother dragged out for 8 season is "Brunette Lilly"? Great. *Facepalm *Slow Sarcastic Clapping.
    Cristin Milioti

    Cristin Milioti

    The Mother

    Guest Star

    Casey Wilson

    Casey Wilson


    Guest Star

    Keegan-Michael Key

    Keegan-Michael Key


    Guest Star

    David Henrie

    David Henrie


    Recurring Role

    Lyndsy Fonseca

    Lyndsy Fonseca


    Recurring Role

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