It only took 8 years, but we finally met the mother. “How I met your Mother” is one of the best prime time shows on television, but after so long, most viewers were starting to contemplate whether we were ever going to meet Ted Mosby’s (Josh Radnor) soul mate.
Last May we finally met the woman with the yellow umbrella. After months of painfully waiting, the mother was finally given a real voice during the season 9 premiere Monday night.
Lilly, played by Alyson Hannigan, is the first to Cristin Milioti, who plays “the mother”, on a train, and her personality was instantly lovable. Militoti offered home made caramel cookies up to an emotional Lilly who was missing her husband and baby.
Later in the show, the plot flashed forward to Mosby and Milioti’s character having a drink together. Ted was reflecting on how happy he is to be with her now. Their interaction almost seemed too perfect.
After nine years of waiting, it felt as if there was no build up to the introduction of this woman; it was just wrapping up a severely long story line.
Bradley students voiced their thoughts on Ted’s future wife suddenly appearing in the story.
“She seems great,” senior special education major Antony said. “I’ve
been waiting so long to finally meet the mother, and suddenly the story is coming together.”
Other students seem to echo that sentiment. Senior interactive media major Alex Savas has followed the show from the beginning and has his own take on who Ted’s wife should be.
“I still have some twisted idea that it’s Robin,” Savas said. “I have a hard time making up my mind because I love Robin and Barney together a lot, but I’ve always wanted it to be Robin.”
Some other longtime fans agree with Savas, but one thing everyone can agree on is that the first episode was brilliantly written. The opening episode was hilarious and left viewers hanging.
With the meeting of Ted and his wife finally happening, this fall should be one of the most exciting seasons for “How I Met your Mother” yet.