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Old January 28 2014, 01:38 PM   #361
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

Yeah, I was expecting Future Mom to be talking to the kids. That should have been the framing device.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:47 PM   #362
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Yeah, the way they did it just makes me worry that the mother is dead in the present. And I really don't want the show to end that way.

But I did really love the episode other than that.
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Old January 28 2014, 05:30 PM   #363
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Yeah, the way they did it just makes me worry that the mother is dead in the present.
Me too, although it adds a lot more emotion to the story if she is dead. Does anyone know if that ukelele (however it's spelled) is on one of the shelves behind the kids?
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Old January 28 2014, 06:10 PM   #364
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Didn't like the episode too much (especially for such a pivotal episode).

It felt far too rushed, kind of like trying to cram entire seasons of How i met your mother into 22 minutes and it showed. It was predictable including taking scenes from the show and showing her side.

It wasn't very original and it sure wasn't very funny.

Cristin Milioti is perfectly cast and very believable as the quirky part of the future Ted/Mother couple and i loved the scenes with her in the season so far but this episode fell flat apart from the very end when she was at her lowest point (the same as Ted) and beautifully sang La Vie en Rose.

I now have a very real fear that they will never really meet but for the very last scene of the show where Ted is sitting at the train station and she walks up.
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Old January 28 2014, 07:09 PM   #365
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Then they would have needed to hire an actress to play the voice of the older Mother.
Been saying this for years... Lori Loughlin.

Speaking of Full House connections, anyone seen the sneak peak at the Super Bowl commercial?

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Old January 29 2014, 12:09 AM   #366
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I agree that the episode was rushed and not very funny, but her story was mostly a tragedy, so it will be that much more magical when she meets Ted because she can finally be happy again and for the rest of her life.

They should have done it as a two parter. Lord knows there's been enough filler in the first half of the season.
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Old January 29 2014, 03:33 AM   #367
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I loved it. I did feel like plenty of story enough for a one hour episode, but at least it was good. I really liked the tragedy of her story and it just made you love her all the more. She has an amazing voice too.
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Old January 29 2014, 03:53 AM   #368
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I loved it also. Brilliantly interconnective with the rest of the series, and really sold home the legitimacy not only of Milioti's character but the gradual unfolding of her presence in the show and this season in particular. I defy anyone to watch that episode and not shed at least one tear.

I'm sad the show is ending and only has eight more episodes to go... but at this rate, I think we're in for a really great ride.

And while I agree - I think the big twist will be that the Mother is dead by the time Old Ted narrates the story, I really hope it won't be the ending button on the show.
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Old January 29 2014, 12:12 PM   #369
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I guess it's hard not to build up things at this point, so even though a few seasons ago, getting this much information in 30 minutes would have blown our minds, now it seems "too little, too late."

Despite that, what we did get was well done, though rushed. I wasn't a big fan of the plot device of the mother narrating and it always turning out to be her talking to someone, especially when it happened in Ted's Econ 3 class and she was telling all of that to a random person.

It was a nice way to touch upon those previous episodes and catch us up on the life of the Mother, though.
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Old January 29 2014, 07:43 PM   #370
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We barely learnt anything new. All that had happened before and will happen again.

But yes, she should have been talking to the kids.

But her voice is different, just like Ted's is, and they probably cast and used a different mother actor for the final scene 8 years ago.

Do we know who was cast as the mother's ankle 4 year ago?
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Old January 29 2014, 07:50 PM   #371
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http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mother

That lists a couple of names of "stunt actresses" to have played the mother prior to the season 8 reveal.
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Old January 29 2014, 07:58 PM   #372
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Yeah, the way they did it just makes me worry that the mother is dead in the present. And I really don't want the show to end that way.
The way the father and the kids have been reacting to this story (the kids, moreso, early on) is completely against the idea that the mom is dead.
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Old January 29 2014, 08:10 PM   #373
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If the Mother just died, then those kids are dead inside inappropriate.

Of course the last line could be... "And we're getting a divorce."
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Old January 29 2014, 08:33 PM   #374
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Old January 29 2014, 09:03 PM   #375
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So the real story is how he met his real love (Robin), then met the mother, had kids, and is now leaving her for Robin again? would add an awkward twist to the story, I suppose...
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