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Old March 5 2014, 12:25 PM   #451
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

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Have we seen Robin in the future (beyond last week's glimpse a year or so ahead)?
Yep, in this episode.
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Old March 5 2014, 01:00 PM   #452
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

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Oh, yeah! Thanks. There goes my theory.

Does anyone have a link to a timeline of the past 2014 glimpses we've seen on HIMYM?
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Old March 5 2014, 01:36 PM   #453
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I would love to see that as well. There weren't to many before this season, but now there are lots.
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Old March 5 2014, 04:35 PM   #454
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Oooh, what if the *daughter* is critically ill in 2024?

Or maybe they have another child, and she dies around that time period? Miscarriage?

Okay, incredibly unlikely, horribly depressing, and doesn't really fit too well. But hey, people have already guessed the deaths/illnesses of everyone else by now.
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Old March 5 2014, 05:06 PM   #455
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

Why. Does. Anyone. Have. To. Die?

But hey, people have already guessed the deaths/illnesses of everyone else by now.
If I make a list of all character names and say they die or get sick, I will eventually get one right.
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Old March 5 2014, 05:10 PM   #456
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No-one has to die. I'm just adding to the discussion because the subtext of the latest episode can imply a death easily.

And taking someone's flippant comment seriously is kinda weird

Edited to clarify - I know it's been an infuriating theory throughout the series, in the face of lots of arguments, but the scene at the Inn seemed designed to elicit speculation over a sad ending, so people are going to respond.
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Old March 5 2014, 05:13 PM   #457
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

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It's a possibility that it's Robin who died, unless I'm missing a flash-forward somewhere showing her to be alive in the future past 2024. The mother could have taken Ted to the site where they met to remind him that his knowing Robin lead to them meeting, as a way of coping with the news of Robin's death (or life-threatening illness). That would explain the story he's telling the kids in 2030 (maybe right after she died or remembering her on the anniversary of her death). That would explain why the series began with how he met Robin, since it was at her wedding that Ted met their mother.
As far as seeing Robin in 2024, 2027, and 2030 holding babies, those might not be true future events. Especially since Mike Tyson is definitely not becoming a Senator.

We do know that Robin at some point lives in Morocco and Greece; she has already lived in Japan and Russia, and she lived in Argentina after breaking up with Ted (apparently, she goes back with Barney later).
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Old March 5 2014, 05:43 PM   #458
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

Here's a non-death theory on the tears in that scene for those who hate the death theory: allergies. It's just a coincidence that their eyes welled up during a seemingly significant piece of dialogue

If someone takes this seriously like my last post, I will probably go slightly mad.
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Old March 5 2014, 11:40 PM   #459
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I refuse to believe they'll pull a Roseanne and have Ted reveal in the final moments that he tells his kids the story how he met their mother after she has passed away.. that would be a total bummer and while the show is long past its glory days it doesn't deserve that.

Personally i believe Ted's own mother won't see his wedding because she died.. these things happen (btw.. Josh Radnor pulled this off in a brilliant way).

While i love all the future scenes with the Mother i now believe we'll never see those first steps of them meeting, being attracted to each other and going out to their first date. I'd really love to see the very beginning of their love and the first landmarks happen in a relationship but that time has passed and the producers went another way.

I just hope they don't feel the need to be clever and end the show on a sad note.
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Old March 6 2014, 01:57 AM   #460
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We do know that when Mother gave Ted her number he called her right away. So I'm picturing the show ending with Ted meeting Mother at the train station, they instantly have this magical attraction to each other, Mother gives him her number and he calls her right there in front of her.
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Old March 6 2014, 04:17 AM   #461
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Why. Does. Anyone. Have. To. Die?

But hey, people have already guessed the deaths/illnesses of everyone else by now.
If I make a list of all character names and say they die or get sick, I will eventually get one right.
Everyone? So my theory that the Slutty Pumpkin, who we find out in the finale is the real mother of Ted's daughter, dies along with Scooter, who she is eloping with, and Ranjit, who was driving them to Vegas, isn't original?
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Old March 7 2014, 03:29 AM   #462
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

I've always viewed HIMYM with a tragic undertone; I would expect it to end in a similar manner or else it would seem a different flavor of show.

I've seen some mention that the producers are using the Cheers finale as inspiration for their own ending; and it makes me wonder if HIMYM will also come full circle. The ongoing thread has been Ted and Robin since day one; and the two characters even had a deal that they would end up with each other if they were still alone at a certain age.

What if the mother is dead in the future; but Barney is dead too. It could lead to closure of the Ted / Robin relationship as they end up together after all (but perhaps more as partners than lovers). The audience (which includes Ted's kids) has been invested in Ted and Robin; and so far the build up to Ted's last profession of love has been rather anti-climatic. Having Ted and Robin end up together in the end could be the gentle positive note following tragedy that I've come to expect from the show.

Consider this - has this long story Ted told his kids not really been about the mother at all? Is Ted instead tackling the difficult task of explaining to his kids why he's about to marry Robin?
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Old March 7 2014, 03:53 AM   #463
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The finale is a group shuffle to the tissue box, but then they walk into the street and are all hit by a bus in front of McLaren's patrons.
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Old March 7 2014, 05:15 AM   #464
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How am I going to keep from crying like a little girl in front of my wife and kids during the finale? And that's for a normal ending, let alone one in which the Mother dies.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:46 PM   #465
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Would be kinda an odd final season if we spent the entire season dealing with Robin's wedding, only to skip ahead at the end with 'oh, well the groom (and my friend) eventually died, so now I'm gonna marry her instead. Sorry for wasting your time with that other wedding story'
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