Originally Posted by Piobaire
Am I the only one that stopped watching HIMYM at the start of this season as it was so shitty and so dragged out? After the third or fourth epi of Marshall driving with that black chick, everyone else at that B&B? Could not stand it and have not watched it since.
Nah, that shit was terrible, but I figured I had already watched that much of it and wanted to stick it out. It improved after Marshall's movie filming was done and he was available to join the other actors, but it was absurd to spend an entire season dragging that out (especially if you are going to end up divorcing them in the same episode as the wedding...which I think made the very sentimental people angry).
The only bits really worthwhile to the story are:
- The episode set from the mother's perspective. Was entertaining and, the fact that she had previously dealt with the death of the love her life was some pretty massive foreshadowing. She also is propositioned by the "naked man" from the earlier seasons.
- The bits of flash forwards showing Ted and the mother in the future--this was the foreshadowing that led to the internet guessing that the mother was already dead at the time of the storytelling.
Also...I haven't seen anyone commenting on this:
Not only did we always know the mother wasn't Robin...we always knew her name was Tracy. In Season 1, a stripper (Heather Graham IIRC) introduces herself to Ted, says "I'm Amber....actually I'm Tracy" and you hear Bob Sagat narrate "And that's how I met your mother...just kidding"...the kids react strongly to this, which wouldn't happen if the mother's name weren't Tracy.
So I have basically been looking for a woman named Tracy the entire show. Every time a new woman shows up and her name isn't Tracy, she is 100% not the mother.