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Old December 25 2012, 04:30 PM   #331
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

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I was referring to the Voyager/Smallville methods of taking what everyone has been waiting for and fading to black just as it happens in the finale.

I'm not saying all shows don't pay-off. In fact, especially earlier in its run, HIMYM did a good job with paying off on previously mentioned things and/or call-backs (the goat, Halloween, interventions, etc.).
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Old January 15 2013, 04:28 AM   #332
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So Ted meets the Mother in four months! How are they going to sqeeze another season of the show in? The obvious choice would be to show the first year of their lives up til their wedding day, but I still have this feeling that Ted meeting the Mother won't happen until the last episode.

This was a really good episode. Lily was actually interesting for the first time since she and Marshall got married. It struck me that the entire show makes more sense as things proceed. Ted started the story of how he met the Mother by going all the way back to the day he met his first major love, the woman whom he would eventually have to give up and at whose wedding he would met his wife.
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Old January 15 2013, 04:54 AM   #333
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Hooray! They set it in stone! We HAVE to meet the Mother in THIS season finale! Therefore she has to be a regular character in the final season! Squee!
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Old January 15 2013, 05:37 AM   #334
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I was happy to see that the wedding is four months from now too. That really throws things. I hope that they use this and don't try to squeeze the next four months into the next season and a half.
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Old January 15 2013, 06:18 AM   #335
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Rachel Bilson!

And based on physically seeing Robin dance with her dad at the wedding, the odds of Robin and Barney not going through with it have diminished. Obviously, there is still the possibility of that curveball, but the odds are extremely lowered.

Maybe it was because of the engagement episode, but I was really hoping that the reason for Robin's dad being all weird was going to ultimately be another one of Barney's long con's. In the end, we would find out that Barney had already gotten her dad's permission, and it was an elaborate setup. But, the ending they decided to go with was much better: Robin getting the first ever apology from her father in her entire life, and it was because Barney was able to get him to do it for her.
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Old January 16 2013, 02:55 AM   #336
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Signs the show has gone on too long, I had no idea who Ted was talking to on the subway and thought, for a few minutes, that Ted meeting her and finding out she was a lesbian would happen between now and May. I know better now and vaguely remember Cindy and the reveal that she's a lesbian, but what used to be an aspect I liked about the show (the continuity) now runs the risk of making it harder to follow.
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Old January 16 2013, 03:42 AM   #337
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

Random thought:

Lyndsy Fonseca as the mother?
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Old January 16 2013, 04:17 AM   #338
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Random thought:

Lyndsy Fonseca as the mother?
That might be one of those things that works better on paper.
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Old January 16 2013, 04:55 AM   #339
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Hmm, well she is 26, and we know the Mother was in Ted's college class mishap a couple years ago...
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Old January 16 2013, 05:55 AM   #340
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That would be super creepy weird.
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Old January 16 2013, 06:02 AM   #341
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But that's why sex stops in marriages, when children start to look just like their parents and the parents notice.
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Old January 16 2013, 03:43 PM   #342
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If the continuity is a hinderance to understanding the show...

You're not a big enough fan.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:50 AM   #343
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You're probably right. If I could keep things straight with Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and even Lost, but not How I Met Your Mother, it probably is a sign I'm not a big fan of the show.

Like Friends, I'm really just coasting until the last episode, watching more out of obligation and habit than anything else.

Still, a few times, the show does remind me of it's previous greatness.
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Old January 17 2013, 02:35 AM   #344
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This weeks episode went a long way to reminding me of it's earlier better episodes. I'm still annoyed at the fact that they're going to ring another season out of this show. But if they do in fact reveal the mother this season and have a season of him getting to know her, wel I think that would be great and potentially redeem Season 9 in my eyes.
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Old January 17 2013, 04:12 AM   #345
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You're probably right. If I could keep things straight with Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and even Lost, but not How I Met Your Mother, it probably is a sign I'm not a big fan of the show.
In defense of the show, Rachel Bilson was a pretty important part of the show's continuity. First of all, she's a reputable actress (and not one of the dismissable ex-gfs we'd seen in the past). Second of all, it was a key reveal that the yellow umbrella was hers. Third of all, it was a key reveal that unknown to Ted at that point in his life, the future Mother was the roommate, and all the things in the room were hers, and in fact we see her ankle. That single episode answered YEARS worth of questions, while still keeping the big reveal a secret.

I can totally understand forgetting some minor plot points, but as far as major plot points go, this ranks right up there with finding out who the Final Five are or what's inside the hatch.
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