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How I Met Your Mother - OAD 5/13/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, May 13, 2013.

  1. May 14, 2013 #21 of 102
    milo99

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    i hope it's not a flash forward type of thing. i prefer the telling her back story, in particular how her and Ted's paths almost crossed.
     
  2. May 14, 2013 #22 of 102
    TonyD79

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    No. The woman who played her is playing the role of the mother.
     
  3. May 14, 2013 #23 of 102
    YCantAngieRead

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    Yeah, because I'm the first person to call an actor by their character name/characteristic.
     
  4. May 14, 2013 #24 of 102
    Mr. Soze

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    Marshall and his brother were very funny. All in all, not a bad episode.
    I just hope that the above link is being misinterpreted. :fingers crossed:
     
  5. May 14, 2013 #25 of 102
    loubob57

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    "You want me to grab your bag?"
     
  6. May 14, 2013 #26 of 102
    getbak

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    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Were people expecting the Mother to be revealed in this episode? If so, based on what? I had no expectations that we'd see the Mother in this episode. Given that they were obviously not going to show the wedding in this episode, I figured we'd have to wait until the first few episodes of next season to meet her.

    New topic: Near the end of the episode, the graphic on the screen said "Friday, 10 am, 56 hours before the wedding." It then showed everyone grabbing their suitcases and getting in cars/cabs. The wedding is just on Long Island. It's not like they're getting on a plane and travelling to the location. Why was everyone packing up and heading to the wedding over two days early? Is this normal?
     
  8. May 14, 2013 #28 of 102
    TAsunder

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    I went about 36 hours early to my brother's wedding site. The hotel was there and we had rehearsal dinner and the like.

    As to your first question, it was stated somewhere by someone who would know and posted in threads here a while ago. It was before the show was renewed I believe. Hope that's specific enough for you!
     
  9. May 14, 2013 #29 of 102
    DevdogAZ

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    Before the show was renewed for a ninth season, we all expected the end of this season to feature Robin and Barney's wedding and that's when Ted would meet the Mother. But when they extended the show, it seemed they gave themselves an out about whether we'd meet her at the end of this season. Since the renewal, I've never heard anything official or seen any promos saying to expect the Mother to be revealed, so that's why I was wondering why people were expecting it.

    Just read Sepinwall's article about what next season is supposed to be. One word: UGH!!!
     
  10. May 14, 2013 #30 of 102
    TAsunder

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    I could have sworn there was something more concrete than just assuming how it might work. When it was renewed, in particular, I thought there was an indication that we would meet the mother in the finale and then an uncertain subsequent season was to follow.
     
  11. May 14, 2013 #31 of 102
    getbak

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    According to the EW interview, she was brought in to do screen tests with Radnor, which wouldn't make any sense if they don't plan on having any Ted-Mother interaction until the finale.
     
  12. May 14, 2013 #32 of 102
    DevdogAZ

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    Sepinwall's article speculates on different ways they could structure season 9 so as to fulfill the statement, "Our ninth season will tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever," while still allowing for us to see interaction between Ted and the Mother. Here's hoping they do something like he suggested rather than just have the entire season take place over the course of 56 hours with Ted and the Mother never interacting until the train platform after the reception.
     
  13. May 14, 2013 #33 of 102
    Satchel

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    I wonder how much money the two actors who play Ted's kids in the first scene of every episode make each week. That's got to be the easiest gig on TV. They haven't said a word in 8 years...have they?
     
  14. May 14, 2013 #34 of 102
    GBL

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    Yeah, but you have to add 17 years to your calculation since the shots with Lyndsy Fonseca take place in 2030 not 2013, so it's really 19 and a half ;)
     
  15. May 14, 2013 #35 of 102
    TonyD79

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    Just sounded like you judged this character by that character rather than the actress.
     
  16. May 14, 2013 #36 of 102
    TonyD79

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    Yes. Dammit. I've been posting that I read that in a printed version of TV guide a long time ago. Well before the announcement that next year would be the last. It is all playing out exactly how that article said it would. But never mind. It is all made up on the spot. Sheesh.
     
  17. May 14, 2013 #37 of 102
    cmontyburns

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    Yes, it was pretty well-known yesterday. CBS, or Carter/Bays, or someone associated with the show -- obviously I can't remember the reference -- made a statement that we would get "the mother of all surprises" in this episode. Pretty obvious what that meant.

    ETA: Apparently the wording was "the mother of all secrets". Here's one place I saw it -- Robert Bianco's TV column at USA Today.
     
  18. May 14, 2013 #38 of 102
    cmontyburns

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    I don't know why you've gotten so wrapped up in a speculative article published long before anything seems to have been decided. Here's an excerpt from an interview with Carter and Bays published after the finale aired:

    Sure sounds to me like this was something they decided to do after they got a ninth season, or at least as part of convincing themselves they were up for doing one. i.e. not months and months ago. I mean, who knows, but if you read about the lengths they went to to keep this a secret, even if they were planning it for a while I find it hard to believe anyone would have known.
     
  19. May 14, 2013 #39 of 102
    Sparty99

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    After the episode that started speculating that the mother was dead (where they had the big "45 days from now" thing) I thought I read something that suggested that we wouldn't be getting to the mother until season 9. However, Alysson Hannigan hinted at this outcome in an interview sometime last week, as did the HIMYM Twitter feed. I think it really would have p*ssed some people off if we didn't get some sort of answer tonight (like, you know, worse than the last 7 season finales p*ssed people off).
     
  20. May 14, 2013 #40 of 102
    Sparty99

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    To a certain extent, they almost HAVE to do this at some point, even if it's just in one episode:

    Also, my guess is that he won't meet her for the first time on the train platform. It's possible that they meet at the wedding, have some fun, get into an argument, go their separate ways, and then meet again on the train platform when they make up and give it a go. I just can't fathom that they'd do "the longest wedding weekend ever" and not have the two interact at least a little bit before the train platform.
     

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