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It’s Now All But Confirmed That “How I Met Your Mother” Will End The Way You Feared

WARNING: Major spoilers (and tears) ahead!

1. For quite some time, there has been a popular How I Met Your Mother theory among fans that the Mother dies before 2030, and Ted has been telling his children these stories to help them remember her.

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4. The outcome was first foreshadowed in Season 8, Episode 20, when Ted showed up at the Mother’s door, explaining how they’re going to meet in 45 days, fall in love, get married, and have children.

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Because he wanted those extra 45 days with her.

5. Then, in Season 9, Episode 19, which aired March 3, Ted and the Mother are at the Farhampton Inn, the setting of all their memories. It’s 2024, 10 years after they first met, and they realize they’ve told each other all of their stories.

 

7. The Mother begins to drop little hints about Ted’s future and well-being.

 

8. And halfway through the episode, we realize there’s nothing left for Ted to say.

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9. Ted tells the Mother how much it pained him when the friends realized Barney and Robin’s wedding would be the last time they’re all together. But then, he’s overwhelmed by an even more painful thought: that he and the Mother might soon have their last moment together.

 

11. The story ends with Robin’s mom (Tracey Ullman!) surprisingly showing up just hours before her wedding. And it becomes clear that the Mother probably won’t be at Penny’s wedding.

 

12. The two of them take a moment, as tears fill up in their eyes.

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18. Grab a yellow umbrella to hide from all the tears pouring down.

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19. How I Met Your Mother airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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