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Old January 29 2014, 09:55 PM   #376
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

More accurately, the real story is how he met Robin who goes on to be married to Ted's friend Barney, and Ted is the best man at that wedding, and how letting go of Robin prepares him to meet the Mother.

In hindsight (I doubt that Bays and Thomas knew the specific details of the endgame in the beginning) the show would have been better off starting from Ted meeting Barney. But it still makes sense starting it from meeting Robin.
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Old January 29 2014, 10:40 PM   #377
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The misdirect "And that's how I met Aunt Robin" still brings a smile to my face.

"Robin" was on Hollywood Gamenight last night, with her husband.

I've never really been attracted to Cobie, but Maria Hill was quite the game changer.
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Old January 29 2014, 11:34 PM   #378
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Yeah, "And that's the story of how I met...your Aunt Robin" is still one of my favorite moments from the show and it's really what kept me intrigued enough to keep watching those first few episodes.

I thought this was a beautiful episode. It makes me wish we weren't only getting one season with the Mother in it. Cristin Milioti has just been amazing. I do think this could have very easily been told as a two-part story, though.
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Old January 29 2014, 11:49 PM   #379
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Yeah, "And that's the story of how I met...your Aunt Robin" is still one of my favorite moments from the show and it's really what kept me intrigued enough to keep watching those first few episodes.

I thought this was a beautiful episode. It makes me wish we weren't only getting one season with the Mother in it. Cristin Milioti has just been amazing. I do think this could have very easily been told as a two-part story, though.
My wife and I were talking about that last night as we watched the episode. We always watch the show a day or two later on the DVR. She has been fantastic, we wish she was introduced much earlier. A two parter would have been the better way to go.
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Old January 30 2014, 12:20 AM   #380
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A full season with the mother is more than I could have asked for. And I think it's enough. Seeing too much of her any earlier might have taken away a lot of of the mystery and anticipation that the show was built on.

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The misdirect "And that's how I met Aunt Robin" still brings a smile to my face.
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Yeah, "And that's the story of how I met...your Aunt Robin" is still one of my favorite moments from the show...
Mine too.
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Old January 30 2014, 12:45 AM   #381
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A full season with the mother is more than I could have asked for. And I think it's enough. Seeing too much of her any earlier might have taken away a lot of of the mystery and anticipation that the show was built on.

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The misdirect "And that's how I met Aunt Robin" still brings a smile to my face.
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Yeah, "And that's the story of how I met...your Aunt Robin" is still one of my favorite moments from the show...
Mine too.
The good thing is that, as it turns out, it makes absolute sense to begin the story with how he met Aunt Robin (and his on and off crush on her), because it's the wedding of Aunt Robin where he finally meets the mother.
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Old January 30 2014, 01:06 AM   #382
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The good thing is that, as it turns out, it makes absolute sense to begin the story with how he met Aunt Robin (and his on and off crush on her), because it's the wedding of Aunt Robin where he finally meets the mother.
Gee, it's almost like I just said that.
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Old January 30 2014, 12:44 PM   #383
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And several other people, and the narrator himself, so not like you discovered cold fusion there
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Old February 4 2014, 01:26 PM   #384
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That was an oddly serious episode last night with very few jokes. But I'm very relieved to see the Marshall/Lilly fight ended so quickly. I was really afraid they were going to draw that out for the whole season. Also great to see Stella and Victoria and crazy girl again.

Nit pick: this season is taking place in real time. How the hell did Drunk Barney and his two new bros get all the way back to Manhattan to meet with Tim Gunn and get all the way back to Farhampton in the space of this single episode?????
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Old February 4 2014, 01:29 PM   #385
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Helicopter.

No Lily 2006, Marshall, Lily 2013 threesome?

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Old February 4 2014, 04:03 PM   #386
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That episode reminded me of Harold & Kumar.
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Old February 4 2014, 05:27 PM   #387
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Little heavy on emotion vice laughs, but thought this was a really strong episode, liked it.
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Old February 4 2014, 05:45 PM   #388
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Nit pick: this season is taking place in real time. How the hell did Drunk Barney and his two new bros get all the way back to Manhattan to meet with Tim Gunn and get all the way back to Farhampton in the space of this single episode?????
They're not exactly real time, this one appears to last from midnight-ish (whenever Barney leaves the hotel room) until sunrise, so about 4-6 hours.

Also, I think the implication is that Barney's tailor is always available nearby, much like Ranjit. Also, future Ted is an unreliable narrator.
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Old February 4 2014, 10:51 PM   #389
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They are playing around with the timeline a bit. For all we know Barney left his hotel room the exact same time that Lily stormed off and Ted was out on the balcony listening to The Mother play her song.

Arrested Development Season 4 played around with time in a similar (albeit more elaborate) way by having all of it's episodes more or less take place around the same time.
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Was that party really in Manhattan? Tim Gunn was at the poker game, so maybe he was still there and had a shop nearby.
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