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The season 8 finale of How I Met Your Mother ended with one of the biggest reveals in television history, The Mother. However, the show had three main stories running before we got to the reveal, and unfortunately the characters were split up from each other for the entirety of the show, but worked well to create a nice foundation for the final season.
After last week’s solid episode featuring new plot developments — Lily and Marshall moving to Rome and Ted and Barney’s heated confrontation — I was really disappointed with this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother in terms of its contribution to the overall plot, which failed to show the repercussions of the decision previously made by these characters.
This episode has to be my favorite of the season; it had many throwbacks to past HIMYM stories and provided an amazing story for Ted.
Although I have to admit that I wasn’t entirely sure it was going to be as good has it was from the beginning of the episode, with all the time travelers and whole Marshall vs.