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'How I Met Your Mother' Closes With Game-Changing Surprise (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 22nd 2011 12:00AM
'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Rebound Girl'It was all about the babies on this week's 'How I Met Your Mother' (Tue., 8PM ET on CBS). While Marshall and Lily were trying to decide where to move to raise theirs, Barney and Ted came up with the ridiculous idea of bro-parenting and adopting a baby of their own.

We absolutely loved the redesign of Marshall and Lily's apartment to be so tiny you couldn't even open the front door. It made us want to go back to last year's Thanksgiving episode so we could compare.

There was a lot of flexibility with reality this week, explained away each time by Future-Ted saying it was for the sake of the story. The changes, though, did make for a better story. How brilliant that 'HIMYM' has that built-in conceit to take these kinds of logic leaps whenever they want.

The storyline with Ted and Barney deciding to adopt together was just their way of dealing with their respective heartache, with Barney aching far worse. It looked as if he and Robin had barely talked since she chose Kevin over him. Neil Patrick Harris played a heartbroken Barney latching onto crazy to avoid facing his real emotions with a believable depth.

It made the closing moments even more poignant. No matter what he wanted to say to Robin in that moment about her decision, however, was absolutely shattered when she dropped a huge bombshell.

"I'm pregnant." Roll credits.

It certainly makes her crazy resistance to Marshall and Lily moving to Long Island make more sense. Her own life is about to go into an upheaval of crazy, and she's probably terrified for when that happens. Plus, there's the question of who the father is.

But with Marshall and Lily deciding to move the suburbs, Ted already having a place out there and Robin pregnant, is 'How I Met Your Mother' going to follow 'I Love Lucy' and move the action to the suburbs for the kids?

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do we have to watch a f---ing commercial between EVERY clip!!!!

November 22 2011 at 7:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

where does the story go from here?

November 22 2011 at 3:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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