This being a comedy, I think there will be a scene at the very end where Ted come out of the room where he was telling the story, and the mother is there waiting for him.
She'll say, "Well? How did it go?"
Ted responds, "Ok, I think."
"So, you told them ... ?"
"Uh ... CRAP!"
"So they don't know that I'm pregnant???"
"I guess I'll have to try again."
Please.. anything like this. This is a comedy show and not some existentialist drama about life and bad things that can happen.
As much as i'm not a fan of the past few seasons i want to end the show on a happy note. Giving Ted only a couple of years with the love of his life after he's gone through so much just feels wrong and is not edgy or even good storytelling in my book.
All this talk about the mother dying is really putting the brakes on the enjoyment i have for the very last few episodes.
I repeat myself.. it is a comedy show and it should end funny.