How I Met Your Mother: Come On (finale)
The episode starts with Ted letting Lily, Marshall and Barney know that he's going to give it one last try for Robin, and like I'm sure most of us were feeling at this point, they all conveyed their hesitation. It hasn't worked the past ten times, why would it suddenly work now? Mostly because Ted won't take no for an answer this time. After Robin shoots down his first attempt, he literally changes the world through sheer willpower and makes it rain. I've had my worries about Robin and Ted being together, but during the John Cusack homage with Ted standing under the window in the rain, it just felt right. We all know they won't be together forever, we all know it's not going to last, but for the first time in a long time, I can't wait to see the rest of their story, and now I have to wait. That's exactly what a season finale should do.
Can a couple really know who they are together without fighting? From personal experience, I'm going to say "no". Disagreement is as much a part of a relationship as happiness is. Lily's worries, concerns and hesitation toward her upcoming nuptials reached a deciding moment in their lives. I honestly didn't think they would break Marshall and Lily up, but I think it will work out for the best. Even though I've doubted it the past couple of episodes, thinking back over this year, Marshall and Lily really are perfect for each other, and I think Lily is going to remember that as well. We're going to have something to root for and hope for next year. The season opened with Marshall's proposal to Lily, and that kicked Ted's urge to find his dream girl into high gear, so it's going to be an interesting contrast and reversal between the two friends as Ted has to balance his newfound relationship with the needs of his best friend.
When the last scene took you from the heights of Ted's happiness to the depths of Marshall's sadness as he sat alone on the steps with Lily's ring, this show cemented it's greatness. I don't think there has been a show like this on the air for quite a while. "With it's great characters and healthy look at love and relationships today, I think this is going to speak volums to the generation it's supposed to. It's fast and furious yet tender and sweet, supplying "awwwws" and laughs. I can't wait to watch everything unfold and to be your guide throughout." That's from my review (complete with a spelling error) from the first episode all the way back in September, and it still holds true to this episode (by the way, read the reader comments). Thanks, for letting me be your guide.
Barneyisms of the Week:
That wasn't me, that was the universe.
Ted, you're forcing me to be the voice of reason and it's not a good look for me!
So much of your mom in you.
Ted this is funny. Still funny. Still fu- and now it's sad.
This is my last regular review for TV Squad (don't worry, you'll still be seeing me around), and I've had an absolute blast here. I personally could not ask for a better job. I'm almost positive at some point in my life some authoritative figure asked me if I thought I was going to be able to make a living from watching TV. Well, guess what? Like I said in the very beginning, life's short, if you have the blessing of actually knowing what your dreams are, go for them. Whether it's making a living by sitting on your ass, or finally talking to that special someone, there's only one way you can really know how they'll turnout, and as Ted showed us tonight, you don't have to take "no" for an answer. As you guys know, I like to take the stage and tell my own story in my reviews, so here's my season finale. Right now I'm writing this review at 3:30 in the morning waiting for my friends to welcome their first child into this world. The first page of another chapter. As for the girl that I've talked about from my own life from time to time on here, I've decided life's too short to wait. On with the show!