College Lecture Hall: Ted has written "Professor Mosby" on the black board and he turns to face his students. He points to a sketch of the Empire State building and Saget!Ted says, "But more importantly, I wouldn't have met your mother, because, as you know, she was in that class." The camera zooms out to show us the room is full. "Of course, that story is only just beginning." Awwww.
Some people in the forums are all like gross, Ted hits on a student! Whereas, when we were watching together at home, my husband was like, "Sooooooo, Ted snags a student, huh?" I swear I'm not married to Barney. I'm also reserving judgment until I see how it plays out. The show doesn't typically leave Ted in sleaze town, so I trust them with this story. [Yeah, haven't you people heard of adults continuing education? Taking time off before college? Hell, maybe she's just auditing the damn thing for kicks. - Z] I can't make up my mind whether I want the series to end with the reveal of the mother, or if I want to get to know her for a while and then learn she's the mother. I'd mostly prefer the latter, but... I'm afraid I won't like her, and that that will somehow taint the show for me. But right now? I'm just sated. Barney and Robin's leap was handled, in my opinion, particularly well. Ted just seems like a college professor. The boy is talky-meat. I can't wait for next season. I guess it's getting here as fast as it can. Take care, and I'll see you in the fall.
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