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It Looks Like The Alternate "How I Met Your Mother" Ending Has Leaked Online

The series finale would have been — wait for it — legendary, if this had been the ending that actually aired. UPDATE: A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox declined to comment on its authenticity.

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Remember in the How I Met Your Mother finale, how Ted (Josh Radnor) *finally* met his soulmate, Tracy (Cristin Milioti), after nine years of searching?

It was adorable.

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But after only a milisecond of bliss, the show revealed future Tracy was dying. And just as soon as Ted found her, he lost her.

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And fans were furious!

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But it was quickly announced that an alternate ending would be on the HIMYM: Complete Series Box Set, available Sept. 23.

We love all #HIMYM fans and respect all opinions...so we want to share that Plan B with you on the Series Box set.

Craig Thomas@HimymCraig

We love all #HIMYM fans and respect all opinions...so we want to share that Plan B with you on the Series Box set.

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Well, it looks like that alternate ending has leaked online! (Though a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox declined to comment on its authenticity.)

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And here's how the finale could — and, quite frankly, should — have ended.

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Ted and Tracy still meet.

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And still get married.

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Then, in the most marvelous turn of events, Tracy doesn't die! Instead, future Ted (via Bob Saget's voiceover) recounts the string of events that led him to Tracy.

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Ted leaves the apartment so Marshall (Jason Segal) could propose to Lily (Alyson Hannigan), goes to the bar, meets Robin (Cobie Smulders)...

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Falls in love with Robin, breaks up with Robin...

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Goes on the rebound, gets a rebound tattoo, gets said tattoo removed...

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Meets Stella (Sarah Chalke), falls in love, gets engaged, gets left at the altar...

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Becomes a professor, teaches the wrong class...

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Dates the wrong girls...

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Lets Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin fall in love...

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Books the wedding band...

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Makes sure the wedding actually happens...

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Leaves a little early...

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And, finally, is "in the right place, at the right time, and summon[s] the guts to do the stupidest, most impossible thing in the world: Walk up to that girl standing under the yellow umbrella and start talking."

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"And that kids, is how I met your mother."

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Boom. Done. Perfection. Watch the alternate — but infinitely better — ending below.

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