If you haven’t been a loyal viewer of How I Met Your Mother since it premiered nine years ago on CBS, you couldn’t help but pick up episodes from time to time in syndication. Tonight we finally get to see how Ted (Josh Radnor) met his kids’ mother in a one-hour series finale.
Ted’s first meeting with the unseen mother of his two children will be a part of tonight’s show. It’s expected to follow the characters from 2013 to 2030, where the story began with future Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) talking to his kids.
This season has seen many changes you could not have predicted back in 2005, including the wedding of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders), and a second child for Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan). If you haven’t been watching the show in its current network run, don’t expect a big reveal of who “the Mother” is to come as a surprise for series regular watchers, as she had her own episode “How Your Mother Met Me” earlier this season and has appeared in 24 episodes since the eighth season. She will be played again tonight by actress Cristin Milioti. The big reveal tonight is the “How” of the title.
Considering that only sitcoms the likes of Friends, Murphy Brown, Two and a Half Men, The Jeffersons, Married With Children, Frasier, Cheers, Happy Days, and M*A*S*H had longer runs than How I Met Your Mother, the series is in pretty good company.
Get your last chance to catch up with the crew tonight on CBS at 7 p.m. Central.