In our past reviews, you may argue that we often ranted about certain productions rather unfairly because, well it’s fun. In this case however our criticism is completely justified because the finale to the almost legendary show How I Met Your Mother was nothing short of a slap on the face to fans. Spoiler Alert, though you should be thanking us for trying to stop you from watching something that will crush nine years of intimacy one shares with the characters in a mere forty minutes, and to add insult to injury it will ruin nine whole years of curiosity as to who the mother really is.
We’re introduced to the mother earlier in the season her name is Tracy. Almost the entire ninth season in set at Robin and Barney’s wedding, which is over a period of one day, and the next twenty odd years take place in the last 2 episodes.
The finale as we pointed out was a complete disappointment and an unworthy ending for what was, for at least the first 4 seasons, the best sitcom since Friends. The final episode outraged several fans and there is an ongoing petition which already has 15,000 signatures, the petition is to rewrite and re-shoot the whole episode. Carter Bays ( the co creator of the show) has said that the 9th Season DVD collection will have an alternate ending. We were shocked and exited by this news because who knew people still buy DVDs in 2014? Here are the 3 reasons we didn’t like the finale:
1) Robin and Barney get divorced
This is the first major disappointment we get. Robin and Barney casually announce that they’re getting a divorce. Robin becomes extremely focused on her career after that point and gradually drifts away from the group. Barney finally gets a baby girl, but with a random girl he hooks up with at the bar.
2) Robin leaves the group
Robin realises that she made a huge mistake (not sure if it was not marrying Ted or divorcing Barney or both) and gradually cuts off contact with the group, she avoids them for several minutes in the episode which amounts to years in real time. She achieves fame, but loses all her friends.
3) Tracy dies
Ted’s adorable wife, who we all waited nine years to see dies after a few years of marriage very conveniently I might add. When a father tells his children about how he met their mother it’s sweet, but when he tells them in-depth about how he met their deceased mother it’s depressing, and the fact that he’s still in love with Robin after all these years make it even worse. The story ends with Ted’s children urging him to go meet Robin, which he does, taking that blue horn he stole from a restaurant years earlier.
In times like these it becomes necessary to act mature, by pretending the last episode never happened and forgetting about the whole thing.