I can’t believe that was the last season premiere of How I Met Your Mother ever. I can’t believe that this whole season is taking place of a weekend. A WEEKEND! Yeah I wasn’t to thrilled about that either. I can’t believe that they are still trying to deal with this whole Ted in love with Robin idiocy. I can’t believe that we FINALLY met the mother and you know what? She’s kinda wonderful. But most of all, I can’t believe that we got a scene with Ted and the Mother. That really made this premiere special.
I have to say, I love the Mother. I mean REALLY love her. Cristin Milioti’s performance was downright perfect. From her scenes with Lily (and the fact that they both use the phrase ‘sumbitch’) to that beautiful last scene with Ted, I knew instantly that she was the right choice. I instantly felt like she could easily fit in with our lovable gang and not feel like an odd man out. She’s charming, beautiful, and just as awkward as the rest of them. And you know what else I loved? The mother’s confidence. This is a lady who is pretty sure about herself and we’ve only seen her for two episodes. I can’t wait to see the rest of her meetings with Robin, Barney, Marshall, probably even James, and finally that moment when she meets Ted. Adding the mother to the series this season was a smart move and I am glad the Bayes and Thomas decided do it!
The rest of the episode was typical HIMYM silliness. Marshall is stuck on a road trip with Sheri Shephard, which I think might actually be pretty great, Barney and Robin are going to have many many hiccups before the walk down that isle-including Ted. I really wish they would just move on from that story line. I really don’t care about Ted and Robin anymore, especially now that we’ve met the Mother. Can they please get rid of that storyline quick? That would be awesome.
So if my calculations are right we have about 53 hours and 30 minutes (and 22 episodes) until Ted meets the mother. It’s going to be a lonnnnng weekend. But I think they are going to make this work. I hope we get to see an episode where the mother gets to narrate. And I hope that we maybe get to see Rachel Bilson’s character back as well. Also…now that we know that Ted went to Los Angelos, does this mean we are going to see the return of Stella? That would be interesting. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!