The series finale of the hit CBS series How I Met Your Mother featured a pretty brutal twist that not only killed off a character but brought two back together in the most unsatisfying of ways. But while the series ended on a confusing not for fans, there is hope still that things can be salvaged.
According to Deadline, the DVD release of How I Met Your Mother‘s final season will include an alternate ending that series creators Carter Bay and Craig Thomas almost went with.
I have learned that the controversial sequence was not the only conclusion the HIMYM writers considered. I hear creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas also contemplated an alternate ending, which will be included in HIMYM‘s upcoming DVD set. I hear the alternate ending does not involve additional footage but rather a different editing of the episode. HIMYMproducers and studio 20th Century Fox TV would not comment on any specifics of the alternate closing, but a source described it as a “happy ending.”
This sounds a lot like the much more satisfying ending that is floating around the internet thanks to a fan who spliced it together. Maybe this almost-ending for How I Met Your Mother is close to it or maybe it’s not. We’ll find out in good time though and fans may end up adopting it as the true ending to the series.