Everyone is finally going to meet The Mother. That’s right! The ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother will focus on the titular woman, revealed in the eighth season finale as actress Cristin Milioti.
A few details have surfaced about what is in store for HIMYM’s last hurrah. The season premiere will show The Mother meeting a major cast member, possibly Alyson Hannigan’s Lily. It will also deal with Robin and Barney’s wedding as well as Ted’s proposed intervention.
When we last saw him, Ted was on his way to stop his friends’ wedding but will he succeed? And either way how will he explain himself to his future wife?
We may get the answer to that last question in a flash-forward, something we are promised to see a lot of this season. One proposed flash-forward includes a vision of the happily ever after between The Mother and Ted. Anyone else think this will be in the series finale?
Though her character does not yet have a name, Milioti reveals that she and Ted are a perfect match. Milioti, who confessed to never having seen the show before, instantly connected with the cast. Her chemistry with Josh Radnor (Ted) was of course paramount but so was her ability to mesh with everyone else.
“She’s the cool kid,” Jason Segal (Marshall) said. “She’s from New Jersey, she’s real laid back, she fits right in.”
In a completely un-ironic way, hearing Rador talk about Milioti sounds very much like Ted telling his kids about their mother.
"In some ways it’s what they say about meeting your wife or your husband; everything else was a struggle, like dating, and then you meet that person and it’s effortless and easy. That’s what it felt like when she joined the show.”