How I Met Your Mother has come to an end after nine years and nine seasons, but the finale with a twist has caused fans to have various reactions. Ted finally ends the story, but his children soon realize that it was never about The Mother, but about their father asking for their blessing to rekindle romance with Robin, whom he never forgot. The one-hour episode shows how Ted meets Tracy McConnell, falls in love, marries and ultimately becomes widower, while the rest of the gang passes through different situations before reaching maturity: children, marriage, divorce, second chances.
How I Met Your Mother’s finale came with an unexpected twist which brought Ted back to the beginning of the series, forever chasing true love, but this time with the blessing of his children, who sat down in the living room for nine seasons. The one-hour final episode entitled Last Forever aired Monday; it went through the legendary meeting between Ted and The Mother on the Farhampton train station after Robin and Barney got married and a fast-forwarded life of the new couple. How I Met Your Mother fans predicted that The Mother had died before Ted started the story, and it turns out that they were right. The mother of Ted’s two children got sick and died six years before he decided to tell the story of how he met Tracy McConnell. The couple got married after five years of relationship, but The Mother passed away.
“I have to love this woman as much as I can for as long as I can,” Ted said.
During the last episode of How I Met Your Mother, Ted is shown reading to Tracy in her hospital bed, but the children are not fooled by the nine-season-long story and understand that the main character in their father’s life is Robin. After the children give their blessing, Ted rushes to Robin’s apartment bearing the blue French horn in one hand and his heart in the other and, although years have passed and his greyish hair subtly announces that the action takes place in 2030, he is no different from the Ted who said “I love you” too soon.
Three years after Barney marries Robin, her work and constant travelling separate them and he goes back to being awesome. However, after completing a “perfect month,” which meant sleeping with a different woman on each day of the month, Number 31 gets pregnant and Barney finds out what true love is all about when he first meets his daughter, Ellie.
How I Met Your Mother’s finale did not come with a twist for Marshall and Lily, who welcome their third child and his dream of becoming a judge comes true.
Although the final episode caused fans to react differently, with some hoping for an April Fool’s Day joke and others happy their prediction regarding the death of The Mother came true, the one-hour finale caught the essence of Ted’s wish, namely to find the love of his life and settle down. How I Met Your Mother finale came with a twist which changed the focus from The Mother to Robin and determined the children to allow their father to recreate the grand gesture which dominated the first season.
By Gabriela Motroc