So did we meet the mother or not? HIMYM creator weighs in
by Kona Gallagher, posted May 5th 2009 7:30PM
This week's episode of How I Met Your Mother was huge. No, the episode didn't exactly end with, "and that's how I met your mother," but it was definitely leading up to that point. Ted had the yellow umbrella and threw around a lot of phrases like, "if it weren't for that, you kids may never have been born."
While the woman who tapped Ted on the shoulder wasn't revealed until the final moments of the episode, it doesn't necessarily mean that she's the mother. HIMYM executive producer Carter Bays recently spoke to Michael Ausiello about the surprise ending and what exactly it means for the last two episodes of the season.
Unsurprisingly, Bays wouldn't come out and say whether or not Stella is the mother, only saying instead that, "Everything will be made clear and it will move the ball forward," when speaking about the next two episodes. Next week is going to be important as well, since they're going to "reveal why Ted running into her again is such huge moment."
Frankly, as much as I enjoyed the episode, Stella's return was much ado about nothing. I sincerely doubt she's the mother, especially since, as Joel pointed out in his review, we already had the alternate reality of, "and that's how I met your mother," with two blond kids who were not Ted's actual future children.
More likely is Ted's running into Stella causes him to meet the mother, whether she's a friend of hers, or somebody whom he meets because of his contact with Stella in the next few episodes. I liked the Stella storyline, but a.) it's over, and b.) I'm of the opinion that the mother is someone we haven't yet met. While I doubt we'll get any real closure in the season finale, it's nice to see this story moving forward somewhat-- even if it is only at a snail's pace.
|Yes, obviously!||54 (5.2%)|
|Of course not. He didn't say the words!||994 (94.8%)|