HIMYM Recaplet: Here We Go Again With That Theory -- Plus: Robin's [Spoiler] Arrives!

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 RecapAny other How I Met Your Mother fans have a nervous feeling in the pit of their stomach…?

The CBS comedy added fuel to the The Mother Is Dead Theory with Monday night’s episode, as Ted and his wife spent time away from the kids at the Farhampton Inn (yet again) in the year 2024.

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Let’s go back and review the ominous, dread-inducing evidence:

♦ Ted and The Mother spend most of the half-hour sharing old stories — sad nostalgia alert! — and even though they’re enjoying reliving the past, she admits that she’s concerned about her hubby. “I love your yarns,” she says. “I hope you never stop spinning them. You’re the love of my life, pooh bear. I just worry about you. I don’t want you to be the guy who lives in his stories. Life only moves forward.” Gulp.

♦ The gang realizes that after Robin and Barney’s wedding day, they don’t know when they’ll be together again. It’s a heavy moment that leaves them all speechless because when something is too intense, Future Ted begins, it’s best to “leave it unspoken and just enjoy each other’s company,” The Mother finishes as they exchange a meaningful glance.

♦ The surprise appearance of Robin’s mom (played by Tracey Ullman!) is not such a big shock to Mrs. Mosby. After all, “What mother is going to miss her daughter’s wedding?” she asks as Future Ted looks like he’s about to burst into tears. Poor Penny.

In this January TVLine poll, 42 percent theorized that the reason Ted told the kids this story when he did — and there is a reason — is because The Mother is dead or sick/in surgery. But that was a huge five weeks ago. So…

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  1. court says:

    even if the comment is about the mom doesn’t mean shell die. she could be sick and they think shes gunna die shortly, but ends up making a recovery or lasting longer than expected. it is t v after all where any miracle/tragedy can randomly occur. if she does die I think it makes teds whole long story even sweeter than it already was. itll be a cool ending no matter what, I just want to know whether or not marshall was attacked by a monkey or not in zoo or false

  2. Shannon wait for it... says:

    We have to take a few things into consideration when discussing shows like HIMYM.They didn’t start the show knowing that it would be such a hit and have 9 seasons! It’s difficult to keep every single detail consistent. Remember the episode in S02 where Barney is super upset when he finds out his brother,James, is getting married to Tom? Ted mentions how he didn’t care for the guy his sister married, “socks with sandals? Come on guy. But, I took him out,we celebrated.” However, a few seasons later when Ted’s sister comes for a visit/job hunt to NY,she wants Ted to co-sign a lease but she’s too irresponsible. She just had petty theft chargers like 6 mos. & the last time she was there she sold his couch and t.v & took off to NIN in Spain. Also, from Season 2, the episode where Ted moves into Robin’s place, Lily & Marshall realize that they need Ted in their lives. Marshall tells Lily that they both need to marry Ted and Lily tells him, “My dad won’t pay for that wedding”. Yet,a season or so later she says her dad was somewhat of a deadbeat who had his heads in the clouds and wasn’t very supportive.The point is, Ted’s mother could very possibly be dead before his wedding. Just because she said missing daughters wedding doesn’t mean anything.Just thinking about his mom and wedding at the same time could upset Ted because it reminds him that she wasn’t there. Or the fact that he cried could be that his mother passed before getting the chance to see her daughter get married. In summation, Just because the show mentioned something in previous seasons doesn’t mean they have to stick to it now. Like where’s Barneys half sister we’ve only heard of and seen in one episode where Ted bangs her. She hasn’t made another appearance. I’m impressed they actually showed Robins sister this season. We hadn’t heard from her since her first and only appearance in the S02 episode about her losing her virginity.

  3. denise says:

    if she is dead why the children don’t listen the story more carefully? i mean, if my mother was dead i would listen every word about her with heartily

  4. barbaritah says:

    I don’t think she’s dead. It’d be too rude for their kids to act so uninterested, and also it’d be rude because Ted is telling about all the girls he slept with before he met his now dead wife.

    I truly think that she goes through cancer or something like that, and they’re scared, but she survives.

  5. Bella says:

    The statement about a mother missing her daughter’s wedding day isn’t about Ted’s mother or Tracy’s mother. It’s about Tracy missing their daughter’s wedding because she was sick.

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