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Old March 10 2014, 10:21 PM   #481
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

I admit, I freaked out last Monday and Tuesday but the more I thought about it, the more I got to thinking they're playing with us. If you were a show runner and there was a persistent fan theory going around for some time, wouldn't you play with the audience just a bit?

I would.

Plus the last episode's title was "Vesuvius." There's really no good reason for this episode name. Why name it after a volcano? Wouldn't you say that the fans blew their tops after that one? It was the reaction they were going for.

I mean, what else? Ted didn't get mad about the movie. Robin didn't get upset like Lily wanted her to. Barney was freaking out a bit but he didn't explode. The entire gang took Ted's leaving really well. Future Ted's reaction was more of a whimper than a bang. People have made the argument that it's saying that it's a moment trapped in time like Pompeii. Okay, I can get behind that. Maybe. But again, going back to the second episode of the season. Ted showboating on the crossword. "Vesuvius! No, that doesn't fit." I really think this episode title is breaking the 4th wall because the creators KNEW putting this point in was going to make us blow our lids.

And it worked.
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Old March 11 2014, 03:08 AM   #482
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

"Daisy":

First half of the episode. Not that great, Ted drawing out the mystery was just getting stupid and annoying.

Second half of the episode: beautiful. totally fooled me. yet another wonderful touching ending.

I figured "Daisy" was going to be Mother's name. I think that's another case of the writers trying to fool us with our assumptions. I'm still hoping for a happy ending.

Random theory: Mother's Mother dies. Ted is crying because she didn't live to see their wedding. Ted knew her and really loved her. He's the more emotional one so he cried and she didn't.
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Old March 11 2014, 03:17 AM   #483
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What if the kids are dead?
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Old March 11 2014, 08:19 AM   #484
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IMDB says he's there, but they probably pencilled that in before season nine started.

It's probably 50/50, if Saget isn't in the episodes where the Mother and Ted are looking back on the past from shortly before she dies.
Bob Saget said recently in a Reedit AMA that he had recorded all of his lines for the season finale. So he's going to be around, and at least have a presence.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:49 PM   #485
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Another great theory I read this morning: The Mother is fine in 2030, but given the establishing that Lily and Marshall have a daughter named Daisy, perhaps Lily is the one who is ill/dies by 2030, (thereby fulfilling the whole "What mother doesn't want to see her daughter get married?" comment and Ted's reaction.)

I mean, if that's what ends up happening, it's not only brilliant lip service to the fan theory but also a way to take back that creative control by the writers.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:53 PM   #486
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Nobody has to die. I do not want to have buckets of man tears in 3 weeks.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:58 PM   #487
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I'm not saying anyone has to die. It's entirely possible nobody will die. But that doesn't take away from the thrill of the speculation in the lead-up to the finale.

And no, before anyone mangles my words, I'm not saying it's thrilling to wonder who will die. I'm saying when a long-running show comes to an end, especially one as intricate and planned-out as HIMYM, speculation is only natural and can be entertaining to those of us who have watched the show from the very beginning.
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Old March 11 2014, 09:08 PM   #488
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I'm not a huge fan of the show anymore (seasons 1 - 3 were really great, 4 was decent, 5 was OK, and it went off the rails from 6 - 8; season 9 is decent enough, I suppose), but it does amuse me that all the speculation about the finale has basically turned it into How I Met Schrödinger's Mother.
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Old March 11 2014, 09:36 PM   #489
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Or a parody of Python's parrot.
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Old March 12 2014, 01:30 AM   #490
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That was a great ending to Marshall and Lily's story. Very touching. I really liked how they started the Italian conversation with the line about "Bogarting the Funyuns." Great fake out. My wife had the pregnancy thing figured out literally within the first 30 seconds of the episode.
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Old March 12 2014, 03:56 AM   #491
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

I thought it might be pregnancy, especially when Ted's smoking theory went against the reveal about Lily's smoking from "Last Cigarette Ever".

At this point, based on all the lines and references people have been citing, it isn't hard to see the "The Mother will die" speculation is coming from. I'm looking forward to seeing this all come together.
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Old March 12 2014, 05:12 AM   #492
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That was a great ending to Marshall and Lily's story. Very touching. I really liked how they started the Italian conversation with the line about "Bogarting the Funyuns." Great fake out. My wife had the pregnancy thing figured out literally within the first 30 seconds of the episode.
My girlfriend figured out pregnancy instantly as well (the scene with Zabka at the gas station). I had already watched the episode, but I had to bite my tongue when she asked if she was right. Girlfriend is not spoiler-free.
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Old March 15 2014, 02:50 PM   #493
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Pictures from the finale. Spoilers, natch.

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Old March 15 2014, 02:59 PM   #494
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I've been watching the series on netflix.

Did you guys know that they actually made all the websites mentioned on the show?

like Barney's blog and tedmosbyisajerk.com?
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Old March 15 2014, 04:29 PM   #495
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Pictures from the finale. Spoilers, natch.


MUST... RESIST... PRESSING... SPOILER BUTTON!!!!!
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