S07E23, S07E24 – The Magician’s Code
“His name is Marvin Wait For It…”
These past 7 years we’ve been on a journey, one hell of a journey really, that makes me life look absolutely miserable, yet I can’t help but feel that Ted’s kids sitting on that sofa are feeling slightly bored.
That’s not to say that I’m bored of the show, far from it, but I feel as if it lost its scope. We were promised from day 1 that we’d be told the story of how Ted met his wife (actually, what if it turns out that he divorced his wife, she’d still technically be the mother! but I digress… ) but it seems like we’ve been told the story of how Ted slept with every woman in New York (I mean really, all those partners over the years? Would you really tell your children all of that? and even with his best friend’s wife!), and how he ruined another man’s chance at happiness but stealing his bride on her wedding day (Ted haven’t you learnt your lesson, really?!) and lots of other technically insignificant details.
What I mean though, is that this season’s been less about Ted and more about his friends. And I can’t recall every episode of the season but he’s pretty much spent it all whining about the one and not doing much about it.
And honestly Ted, you’re getting to your mid-thirties, I’d stop being picky and settle if I were you.
But again, I’ll stop.
So we’re promised that Ted’s going to meet his wife at Barney’s wedding, does that mean that the story will end when the wedding episode(s) air, or will they carry on? That’s something I’ve always wondered.
Also, did anyone feel that the whole Barney-Robin wedding clip is being stretched out a bit too much? We’re basically told about this wedding at the end of season 6 and here we are, a year later, and we’re (almost) none the wiser!
But back to the finale at hand, I actually loved it! Especially the clips in the first episode especially this one:
and not to mention Ted’s ridiculous labour e-mail, http://lilysinlabor.com!
Also, just did some maths and I’ve calculated that Ted has to meet the mother within the next year, at most the next two, because those kids aren’t going and it’s 2030, which is only 18 years away!
But that’s it from me, anything you’d like to add… or trash my own thoughts if you must!
Song for the episode: Don’t You (Forget About Me)
…Eriksen” – Lily Eriksen