Another clue in the search for HIMYM's Mother
by Allison Waldman, posted May 7th 2008 1:23PM
One of the things that I love about How I Met Your Mother -- there, I said it, I love the show -- is the mystery surrounding who "mother" is and whether we've already seen her on the show or is she still to be introduced. It's not just the Lost fans that are watching scene by scene, shot by shot, frame by frame to uncover clues. Take this very cool observation by a blogger at Seat42f.com.
If you look at the picture, the green boxes, you'll notice that the framed handwritten letter/poem/writing in the background of Stella's home (left), is the same as the framed letter/poem/writing behind the kids in the opening of the show. According to the blogger -- who has HD and studied the scenes closely, it's definitely the same artifact.
The same artifact in two scenes, 22 years apart. The connection between the two is Ted. Now, the questions, conjecture begin: Why does Ted have the letter unless Stella's the mother? Well, if she is the mother, then it's in the 2030 scene because she's kept it all these years as a souvenir.
What if she's not the mother? Why would Ted have the framed letter/poem/writing then? Perhaps it was a gift from Stella and he's saved it all these years, a memento of happy times.
I have a problem with Stella being the mom, though. Would Dad really tell his kids about the first time he boffed mom? Would he reveal that she didn't have sex for five years? Of course, he may not be with mom in 2030, so I guess he could share that info with his kids, but it's still borderline creepy. Of course, some of the other stories he's shared with these teens -- what do you think, they're 14, 15 years old? -- has been kinda mature. "Hi, kids, let me tell you about the time I made love to two women at the same time. We called it the Tricycle."
So, what do you think? Is this the missing link or just another breadcrumb on a path that may or may not lead to mother? Please, comment and share your thoughts cause my head is starting to hurt.