Can it be? Will the mother finally be revealed? That seems to be the obvious conclusion drawn from the above teaser for Monday night's How I Met Your Mother. We know that reveal is coming one way or the other and Season 9 is confirmed to be the last. It would make sense to drop that mother of a bomb on us at the Season 8 closer and then let us obsess over the reveal all summer, wouldn't it?
I suppose the "mother" reveal might be the only way to top the Karate Kid reunion staged in one of the recent episodes.
I've actually been a firm believer that How I Met Your Mother was always about so much more than how Ted met the mother of his kids. In fact, I always thought Ted's romantic exploits alway fell behind Marshall and Lily's relationship, Barney's hilarious shenanigans and Robin's roller coaster of a career. Alas, the series is titled "How I Met Your Mother" so we do sort of need to get to that reveal sooner or later. Unless the teaser is messing with us - or we're in for another shot of an umbrella (please. don't.) - we'll meet the mother on Monday night when the Season 8 finale "Something New" airs. And there's also that wedding to look forward to, not to mention two great guest stars.
Here's the official episode description:
“Something New” — As the gang prepares to head out to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family, on the eighth season cliffhanger finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, May 13 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Casey Wilson and Keegan-Michael Key guest star as a couple having dinner at the same restaurant as Barney and Robin.
Obnoxious couple you say? Enter the hilarious Casey Wilson and Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key!
"Couldja not? Thanks!"