How I Met Your Mother has been on the air for so long that some fans are going a little off the wall as the show nears its conclusion later this month. After last week’s episode, some started speculating that the Mother had been dead and that’s why Ted was reminiscing about how he met her. But Cristin Milioti, who plays the Mother, dismissed that idea.
“That's insane,” the Wolf of Wall Street actress told The Hollywood Reporter Monday. “There are some crazy conspiracy theories, which really makes me love the fans more... That is so crazy.”
Of course, Milioti couldn’t really spill the beans about the ending, which she could only call “beautiful.” She said that creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have been planning the ending for years. “They know exactly what they want to do,” she added.
In the previous episode, the Mother told Ted that “life only moves forward,” since she feared he might be a man who only lives in his past. That sparked some concern from fans that the mother might be dead and the scene we were shown was after the Mother told Ted some horrible news.
That would certainly be one morbid way to end a show that’s had us laughing for nine years. Hopefully, it doesn’t end that way.
HIMYM airs tonight at 8 p.m. It’s the first of the show’s last four episodes.
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