'How I Met Your Mother' Finale Recap: We Meet Her Only to Have Her Taken Away

How I Met Your Mother If you watched the season finale of How I Met Your Mother last night, you are probably left with a couple of key questions. If you didn't watch -- now would be a good time to stop reading! Spoilers ahead.

Why? Why have us watch days and days of one 24-hour period in Farhampton waiting for Barney and Robin to get married? We watched them freak out over their vows and express doubts and try to run away. And then after three years, they end up divorced anyway! Maybe that's real life? But I don't care about real life ... That's not why I watch TV. It's like when Marshall's dad died. Why? I'm not supposed to cry while watching a sitcom.

Sorry, I digress.

My big question really is why have the love of Ted's life die? We just met her -- and they were perfect for each other. So after years of watching, why, in one hour-long episode, did they cram in falling in love, getting pregnant, having two kids, oh -- and then they throw in that she gets sick -- he reads to her in a hospital room -- and she dies! Wha?? Really? If that was their end-game, they could have spread that out over a couple of episodes, right?

I mean -- I see why they did it. They did it because they think Robin and Ted are meant for each other. But honestly ... I never really thought Robin loved Ted. It always seemed very superficial on her end. She could never make up her mind. She doesn't really deserve Ted. But okay, it's nice that they have each other in the end ... I guess.

The parent in me did absolutely love Ted's kids in the second to last scene. They finally had a few more lines and were really sweet. I loved that they called him out on why he had been telling them how he met their mother. That it was really because he wanted permission to ask Robin out. I love that they encouraged him to call her -- saying it had been six years since their mom had passed. That they love Aunt Robin. So they wrap that up with a nice little bow.

And Barney finally does fall in love -- with his daughter.

And Marshal gets the career he wants, and he and Lily end up with three kids -- and finally say goodbye to the apartment.

Okay ... so maybe it ended in a way I am okay with. Everyone moves on. Life happens. I just wish we had more time to take it all in.

Were you happy with how they wrapped up the series?

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nonmember avatar Candace

Spoiler warning much??

lilmo... lilmoosesmom

They hinted to the mother dying before the finale. So I'm not sure why anyone was shocked. Also it wasn't surprising that Ted and Robin would end up together. The whole speech before the wedding gave that one away.

nonmember avatar Sam

I pretty much agree with everything you just said. I still don't know if I liked the ending, it was a lot to fit in one episode. I didn't thinks this last season was that good, seems like thy could have incorporated more of this story into the other episodes.

RMT1995 RMT1995

Candace, I said that a few days ago too, only to be told by someone on here that it's my own fault for going online before watching the show that got spoiled for me. So basically, you aren't allowed online unless you're completely caught up on dvr.

2baby... 2babymomma

I guess this is one of those shows you have to watch from the beginning of season 1 but I have no clue who's mother they are talking about and how all of these other people connect into how whoever it is meet her

Ashyb... Ashybaby13

Why would you read a finale recap and then be shocked by spoilers??? Hello naturally they are going to RECAP what happened on the finale ...

nonmember avatar Candace

@Ashybaby13 The article title and the picture give it away without reading the article.

nonmember avatar Kayla

Candace & RMT1995... she literally said at the end of the first paragraph "Spoilers Ahead." Don't read an article about a shows series finale if you don't want to hear any!

nonmember avatar Rach

Way to put spoilers in your title!

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