How I Met Your Mother's Alternate Ending Paints Rosier Picture

Still crushed over How I Mother Your Mother‘s series finale?

An alternate conclusion to Ted’s tale — which was first teased as a DVD extra by co-creator Carter Bays following the divisive last episode — has surfaced on the interwebs.

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While reps have yet to confirm to TVLine that this is indeed the official alt ending, a new voiceover from Ted (as voiced by Bob Saget) strongly implies it is legit.

The video has since been taken down, but TVLine got a glimpse. So what’s different in this wrap-up? Ted’s VO on his wedding day is certainly more optimistic, even hinting at a bit of hope for Barney and Robin, and recaps pretty much his entire nine-year, “easy” run-up to meeting the future Mrs. Mosby. But it’s what’s not included that’s more important: Whereas the original ending found Tracy meeting an early demise and Ted eventually showing up at Robin’s apartment with the blue French horn, this one simply cuts off after Ted and Tracy’s train station meet-cute.

Press PLAY to watch Ted get his happy ending, then hit the comments with your thoughts.