How We Met the Mother

The core cast of How I Met Your Mother

The core cast of How I Met Your Mother

Elias Kotsis, Managing Editor

A couple of years ago, my friends told me, “Hey Elias, go look up ‘Nothing Suits Me like a Suit’ on YouTube, you’ll love it!” I had no idea what they were talking about. Regardless of my confusion, I listened to their advice and searched it that night. My search request was answered with the hilarious Broadway-style singing of Neil Patrick Harris and other co-stars of the side-splitting sitcom, How I Met Your Mother.

That video clip was my first introduction to the series and since then, I’ve managed to catch myself up and watch six seasons worth of the show in the time it took one season to air on CBS. Because of my dedication and new found love, I was able to watch the past two seasons as they have been premiered and I have been impressed.

How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is a show that builds upon itself with every new episode, diving deeper into the tremendously detailed story of one man’s, Ted Moseby’s (Josh Radnor), journey of finding his wife. Along with this story, viewers also are told of his friends dilemmas. The marriage and new baby of Marshall and Lily Erikson (Jason Segal and Alyson Hannigan) and the upcoming marriage of Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky (Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders) are just as vital to the story as Radnor’s character.

This show is always written incredibly well, boasting witty, yet intelligent jokes and remarkable series of flashbacks. So when the time came for the ninth season’s finale, I was ready.

We saw the wife. We did it! After eight unbelievable seasons, fans were given a glimpse of who is seemingly Ted’s future wife. This girl-next-door looking former Broadway actress, Cristin Milioti, has an impressive resume that includes a Tony nomination for her leading role in the award-winning musical, Once. Despite ‘the one’ being very close, Ted tells Lily of his plans to leave NYC for Chicago after Barney and Robin’s wedding  to start a new life and hopefully find the love of his life. He also admits that he is trying to get away from the girl who already has his heart, Robin, and her fiancé, Barney.

Robin and Barney serve as the comedic relief in this story-driven episode. They go out to dinner and suddenly become enemies with a snobbish couple. Throughout the evening, they try to destroy this couple’s sickening relationship but somehow manage to bring the two closer together, and engaged.

Our already-married-couple, Lily and Marshall, are planning on travelling to Rome for a year for Lily’s new job as an art consultant. In the episode, the two are packing for the long trip. Marshall however, is offered a judgeship at the end of the episode. This part of the plot outline was introduced at the beginning of the season and was not touched upon again until this finale.

As the episode ends, Marshall has not yet told Lily of the job offer, Barney and Robin couldn’t be happier together, Ted is gloomy and is wallowing in self-pity as usual, and we hear the mother say just a few words, “Hi. One ticket to Farhampton please?” Such a short and simple scene seems the perfect introduction to the elusive figure everyone’s been waiting for and it certainly keeps us anxious to see more of her.

What did you think of the finale and the mother? Was it all you wanted it to be? Let us know in the comments!