I can’t believe it. Seriously, I’m still in shock. How I Met Your Mother has finally showed the mother’s face! After eight long years of waiting, I finally know what she looks like.
I spent most of the night wondering if they were ever going to reveal her. All signs pointed to yes (the promos, the tweets from the cast, etc.), but at twenty minutes in we weren’t even close to the wedding yet. And I’ll admit, I was displeased. I’d actually given up hope until I saw the brown boots in the train station, and then her back, and then finally her face! We even heard her speak. It was a magical night.
Though, I must admit there’s still a part of me that thinks this might all be a hoax. Like what if she’s just holding the umbrella for a friend? That’s the kind of stuff they do on this show all the time, and I’m a little suspicious that this might be one of those instances. I’m hoping I’m wrong because I don’t know how much longer I can handle poor, sad Ted. Plus, I think it’s great that they didn’t go with some big name actress and instead chose the adorable Cristin Milioti (sexy baby, anyone?).
What I don’t understand is how the two of them are going to get together. Like isn’t Ted supposed to be moving to Chicago? The Ted of earlier seasons would have ditched those plans immediately upon meeting the girl of his dreams, but lately Ted’s been pretty jaded. Also he’s still in love with Robin, which just pisses me off. Is he suddenly going to fall out of love with Robin when he meets the mother? God, I hope so.
I also have to put it out there that I did not love this episode (except for the last scene, duh). Nothing really seemed to happen. Okay, wait, except for Marshall being chosen to become a judge. That was pretty significant and it definitely throws a wrench in his plans to move to Italy with Lily. I’m excited to see how that turns out. As far as Barney and Robin are concerned, I think this episode was supposed to show how good the two of them can be together. They’re definitely funny, but I was expecting the wedding to happen last night. So I was annoyed when all they did was have dinner and play a prank on that annoying couple from the restaurant.
I guess the good news is I’m really excited for the next season of HIMYM. In the past couple of years, that hasn’t been the case. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to wait quite some time for a new episode and it’s going to be hard. Here’s to hoping I make it through.