Here’s Every Loose End That Was Finally Wrapped Up In The 200th Episode Of “How I Met Your Mother”

We finally have answers, people! All that’s left to learn is her name!

1. We already knew The Mother was at a St. Patrick’s Day party that Ted and Barney went to in 2008.

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2. In the 200th episode, we learn her side of things:

 

3. But The Mother left the party early, only to meet none other than The Naked Man.

 

4. Which is why Ted accidentally takes her umbrella!

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5. On Ted’s first day teaching (the wrong class) at Columbia, we knew she was in the auditorium.

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6. And now we know that’s how The Mother meets Ted’s ex-girlfriend Cindy. They sit next to each other!

 

7. And she’s there when Ted’s running to the right class.

 

8. That chance classroom seating is how The Mother ends up living in the same apartment as Cindy!

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9. Where we learn that Ted and The Mother are basically the same (dorky) person.

 

12. And, perhaps most importantly of all, we discover that she had heard of Barney and Ted’s fake bar called Puzzles!

 

14. And that she gets the name!

 

15. We also discover how she gets the yellow umbrella back!

 

Cindy, annoyed that Ted is only interested in her roommate’s stuff, makes him leave. He sees The Mother’s ankle on his way out the door and ends up accidentally returning her yellow umbrella when he leaves it behind.

16. A few years later, Ted bumps into Cindy and her wife.

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17. Which, it turns out, was something Cindy was already thinking about when she broke up with Ted.

 

18. We also knew that this was Louis, the last guy to date The Mother before Ted.

19. Turns out, they met after a concert she played at.

 

20. And their first date was the night Barney dared Ted to pick up a girl in a dress.

 

21. Louis even proposed to her, but she said no.

 

22. Then Ted and The Mother cross paths a few more times.

 

23. Before finally sitting on the same porch.

 

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