How I Met Your Mother: 5 Ways The Final Season Was A Letdown

It Broke Records For The Worst Episodes

Four of the show’s worst episodes ever belong to season 9. This is how “Bedtime Stories” and “Slapsgiving 3: Slappapointment in Slapmarra” and its cultural appropriation looked when they were first written.

Certain Storylines Were Rushed

The majority of season 9 revolved around Robin and Barney’s wedding weekend. So it was disappointing to see them fight and divorce one episode (three years) later. Even though Barney and Robin belonged together, it’s not their divorce that was the worst.

Barney’s Character Arc Was Butchered

Barney’s character arc is a redemption story. First, he transformed from a codependent hippie to the insecure and manipulative womanizer the audience met in season 1. The show then saw him change into a man who finally learned to take responsibility for his actions and even faced his childhood trauma.

The Story Was Never About How Ted Met Tracy

The show’s title is How I Met Your Mother, but it should have been How I Convinced You To Date Aunt Robin. It turned out that Ted decided to tell his kids the story of how he met Tracy to get their approval to move on with his life and ask Robin out.

Ted And Robin Ending Up Together

Ted finished telling the story of how he met his children’s mother three minutes before the show ended for good. In those short three minutes, Ted realizes he (still) has a crush on Robin. And decides to visit her, bringing the iconic blue French horn with him.

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