Now, I have to admit, you had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I was PISSED when Barney and Robin said they got a divorce. I yelled out a big NO!!!! I was skeptical, and I had no idea what was going to happen. I knew it had to end happy, but the route it was going, with the impending "the Mother dies" theory to be determined, I was worried. Barney has a child with a random girl? I was surprised it didn't happen ages ago, but I'm happy it has made him a better person.
I'm happy that both Lily and Marshall were able to fulfill their dreams and continue to be the best married couple in the world. They have always been the rock that held the gang together (albeit Robin for a while).
And speaking of Robin... what a ride she's been on. Finally, she's a famous news reporter! After her time at Metro News 1 with horrible (yet hilarious) news stories, she has finally gotten what she deserves. Althgough she missed out on a lot, I'm happy she was there for Ted's wedding.
And now, speaking of Ted. Wow....I really don't know what to say. First and foremost, Cristin Milioti, you were the PERFECT mother. Absolutely perfect. You and Josh had amazing chemistry, and fit so well together. Your character, Tracy McConnell, fit with Ted like two puzzle pieces. That is why, along with the many moments we've seen before and after your presence, made the reveal even more devastating. I was already crying, but when Ted says she gets sick, and we see the two of them in the hospital, I just broke down. I felt so much for this couple, even though I just met the mother. My heart broke in two in that scene. Then, it went back to the train station, as we finally find out how Ted met the mother (as well as her name), and I was sobbing. At this point, my living room was flooded with my tears. Ted then appeared on screen, grey-haired, and behind a desk, saying, "And that is how I met your mother." Shot changes, and we see Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie, in the scene they had filmed that fateful day, many years ago. The ending that had been determined before the first season even aired. I was sobbing and laughing, and sobbing, and laughing, and...well, you get the point. When Ted decides not to call Robin, and do something else, I just knew. BLUE. FRENCH. HORN. And there Ted was, standing underneath Robin's window, with the blue french horn.
Many may feel cheated, but although I was a fan of Barney and Robin, I was always a true believer of Ted and Robin. And I am glad, that although I was happy Swarley got married, and mad when they got divorced, that it was Robin who ended up with Ted. They have always been there for each other, and had such amazing chemistry (which is all thanks to the wonderful Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor!). So, HIMYM cast, creators, writers, and crew, I will say it right here. I loved that ending. I loved it.
So far, this hasn't exactly been directed towards all of you. I intend to make it so right about......wait for it....unless your lactose in tolerant, because the next word is.......DARY! Wait what? No..that's not the right word. Let me surpress my Barneyness...ok, all set now. NOW! That's the word!
To Jason and Alyson,
Seeing the interview on The Talk (which also had me in tears) showed me how much you have influenced each other. You are the best partners EVER. Both of you have an innate humor and chemistry that I love. Marshmallow and Lilypad will go down as one of the best couples ever!
You are LEGENDARY! Barney is a historic character, and I will miss his awesomeness and tendency to exaggerate. You played him so magnificently. He has been through such a journey, and only you could have gotten him there. Well done.
Robin has always been my favorite character, and YOU are the main reason why. You played Robin geniusly, with balanced humor, seriousness, and complexity. I am glad to have been introduced to you via HIMYM. Robin and her jean jacket will always be number one for me.
My sir, you are amazing. For nine seasons, you have lead this show like no other, and have given us the best story of a lifetime (even though it took so long, jeesh). You ARE Ted. You gave us all hope that we will all find our one true love out there in the world. You taught us that family, friendship, and love, are the most important things one can have. THAT is what makes a person happy. Thank you Josh for bringing this character to life.
In closing, I want to thank everyone who had a part in making this show. You are in inspiration to me, and to all the HIMYM fans out there in the world. You all made a show that we thoroughly enjoyed watching, from beginning to end. Although I am sad about it ending, right now, I am feeling a sense of peace. I, of course, initially sobbed like a baby in those closing minutes, but now, my tears have dried, and all I can do is smile. Because this show was about happiness, and gosh darn, does it make me happy. So thank you Cristin, Jason, Alyson, Neil, Cobie, Josh, and the many guest stars for making me happy, and for including me in your journey. Thank you Craig and Carter for creating a show that will go down in history as one of the best sitcoms, and best television shows, EVER. I will miss you, but I will cherish you in my heart forever.
P.S., I love you. <3