As you may have heard, the series finale of How I Met Your Mother aired on Monday, much to the chagrin of fans everywhere who had an almost universally ‘WTF’ reaction to how things ended. Not everyone hated the ending of the series and it’s not that the ending was particularly bad in nature, it just clashed with the past nine years of the show in the most violent of ways.
That’s why there was such a massive fan reaction and that’s why fan reaction was so bitter. That’s also why someone edited together what many fans are considering the true ending to the show, as this re-edited ending not only makes a lot more sense, but it’s completely satisfying.
Unlike the way the show ‘really’ ended, the mother is still alive, there is no reunion with Robin and that blue French Horn stays wherever the heck it was when Ted grabbed it in 2030.
There’s nothing about the future with the mother and there’s nothing about death, dying or even happiness. There’s just hopefulness for what lies ahead because after nine years of searching for her, Ted has finally met the mother of his children and is ready to take on anything.
This isn’t the way the show ended but it’s already being adopted as such and it’s hard not to see where fans are coming from.