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How I Met Your Mother - "The Locket"/"Coming Back" - 9/23/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by billypritchard, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I though E1 was better than E2. But rewatching E2 last night I realized I REALLY liked the scene of Ted and his future wife at the table in the restaurant a year later. We get to see some of the spark between them and it was definitely there. That bodes well for the season I think. Especially if we get more scenes like that.
     
  2. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    For the most part, I thought it was dreadful. I like the mother, very cute, and her and Lily scenes were decent. The whole Marshall plotline was purest unfunny crap, the sort of thing a drunken me would write after watching Trains, Planes and Automobiles. The cousins scene, and horrible flashback 200 years? Oy vey! Did Russians even call each other "comrade" back then - I thought that was a 20th century commie thing.

    I fear this is the shape of things to come if the whole season is "The Wedding" - a few chuckles but mostly lame filler. Paging Walder Frey!
     
  3. jehma

    jehma Active Member

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    Heh, and I disliked the cousins scene but though the table scene was great. :)
     
  4. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

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    You may be on to something here. Perhaps Barney's grasp of history may not be perfectly accurate. I'm beginning to suspect they didn't have electric guitars, even!
     
  5. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    Come to think of it...... :D
     
  6. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

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    Best chuckle of the morning.
     
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I believe he means that Ted has not historically been particularly discriminate. :)
     
  8. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    That's right. Tall or short, brunette or blonde, ditzy or serious, etc---Ted doesn't have a "type"...
     
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I just mean, that they same to have a lot in common. That wasn't always the case with the others. A lot of people date people who are not their type for whatever reason.
     
  10. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    That had me literally laughing out loud.


    As for the season, I'm betting the final scene will be the completion of the scene on the train platform - where they actually meet.

    I did like the flash-forward scene and I wondered if they were going to do some flash-back stuff to show all the close calls that Ted and the mother had. I would be disappointed if they didn't. I want them to tie the whole story together and show (at least some) of the close calls from her perspective to make the other seasons worth it.
     
  11. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    I would guess that is exactly what will happen. Some flash forwards to show Ted/Mother getting together, current day wedding shenanigans, and flash backs to near misses.
     
  12. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    My memory is bad. Wasn't it determined in one of the past seasons that the mother was part of the band at the wedding?

    And I know somewhere along the way it was said she took a class Ted was teaching.
     
  13. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    yes, and yes.

    We've also already been told/seen that the mother gets out of a cab at the train station after the wedding where Ted is also waiting for the train. Supposedly, that is where they actually "meet".

    There are also a lot of close calls involving yellow umbrellas.
     
  14. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    They kind of solved the whole show premise in the fact that it's supposed to be how Ted met her, so in the truest sense we should only see the mother in the last scene of the series.

    But there's no way they can do that, so this whole season he won't meet her, but we will see her interact with other characters, and we will see flash forwards of them together.

    Nicely done.

    -smak-
     
  15. jehma

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    He's filming a movie with Cameron Diaz right now. They were notified that they'll be filming on my daughter's campus on Monday. :)
     
  16. efilippi

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    I liked the first ep, the second not so much. I am anxiously awaiting developments with the ring bear, ring beaER that came up three times. The way these two actors deliver their lines so effortlessly (appearing) is really impressive.
     
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    For me, they've done this perfectly. I've always been complaining that it's time to meet the mother already, and I would have been fine if Ted and mom met and they show their romance during the last season. But, I get the whole thing about not meeting mom until the end and that makes sense. So WE get to meet mom, and the other characters get to meet mom, but not Ted until the last scene. But, we DO get glimpses of them together in these flash forwards. Wonderfully done.
     
  18. Waldorf

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    Speaking of which, this one cracked me up:

    “King Joffrey’s parents were brother and sister, and he was a fair and wise leader.”

    A call-back to how Barney identifies with the antagonist (ex: The Karate Kid) :)

    Oh, and not sure if it was mentioned or just obvious, but the photo Ted gives Robin is *the* photo from the opening credits.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    It seems I'm hearing a lot of Game of Thrones references in TV shows. I had to explain that one to my wife, who doesn't watch GoT.
     
  20. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    Game of Thrones related question having to do with what Barney said. Spoilering since it involves GoT content that hasn't been shown yet.
    Did Barney say "was" or "is"? Joffrey hasn't been killed yet on the TV show.
     

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