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My legen — wait for it — dary prediction for the final scene of HIMYM

Since “How I Met Your Mother” is going for the record for longest MacGuffin in history, and because this season in particular has moved so, so painfully slow, and because I watched a lot of episodes on Netflix while home sick … I’ve developed an epic prediction for what the final scene of the show will entail.

Fans will recall the season 7 episode “No Pressure,” in which Ted declares his love for Robin
A-GAIN, and she shoots him down A-GAIN (seriously Ted, is she really that hot?).



“Wobiiiiiiiin! I wuv youuuuuu! Why don’t you wuv meeeeeeeeee?”
(I mockingly say this as if I didn’t bawl my eyes out during this episode.)


We also learn in that episode that Lily and Marshall have been placing “long-term bets” with each other. In one, Lily bets Marshall that Ted and Robin won’t end up together.

A series of flashbacks ensues — Ted getting engaged to Stella, Marshall and Lily driving to Ted and Stella’s wedding, Marshall and Lily at Ted and Stella’s wedding before Stella leaves Ted for Karate Guy — in which Lily asks Marshall to pay up, and Marshall always replies “not yet …”


Pay up

Not yet …


Fast-forward back to the current episode, which seemingly ends with Ted declaring once and for all that he’s “over Robin” (uh huh …). Lily asks Marshall to pay up, and he still replies “not yet …”

So, based on that, here’s my prediction for how the final scene will play out:

The scene will unfold at Ted and The Mother ‘s wedding reception, during which they will clearly be so head-over-heals in love with each other, leaving Ted to be all like “Robin WHO?”

It’ll cut to Marshall and Lily sitting at a table, and Lily will ask Marshall to pay up. Marshall will shrug and … hand over the 20 bucks. Finally.

BAM! Mind blown, right?!  Oh man, I’m tearing up just thinking about it!

And I swear, if this actually does happen, but Marshall still replies “not yet … ”


Seriously, I will. If this show ends with even the tiniest sliver of a chance that Ted still wants to end up with Robin, EVEN THOUGH HE’S FINALLY MET THE DAMN MOTHER AND SHE’S EVERYTHING HE EVER DREAMED OF, I will revolt. REVOLT.

I imagine many HIMYM fans also feel strongly about this. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, I hope you’re paying attention.

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