Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)
What if the mother is like Howard's Mother, Wilson, Maris, etc. where we hear, but never fully see her? Now that'd be a real kick in the teeth, as well.
"When I reach for the edge of the universe, I do it knowing that along some paths of cosmic discovery, there are times when, at least for now, one must be content to love the questions themselves." --Neil deGrasse Tyson