How I Met Your Mother 200th Episode First Look: The Mother's Story Revealed!

The Mother takes center stage in Monday’s 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8/7c), and we’ve got your first look at the familiar scenes — and roommate! — the CBS sitcom will revisit, albeit from a different angle.

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The milestone half-hour tells the story of what the titular mama was up to in the eight years before she met Ted. As such, viewers will once again glimpse that night Ted visited Cindy (returning guest star Rachel Bilson, Hart of Dixie) and got his first peek at the mom, not to mention the bachelor’s fateful first day teaching in the wrong classroom. But this time, it’s all told from The Mother’s point of view.

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“Our 100th episode was very much a celebration of the cast – not that the cast doesn’t deserve celebrating even more after 200 episodes – but this is a different kind of story,” says executive producer Carter Bays. “It’s about the tale. It felt like a different kind of 200th episode, but it felt like the right one to do in terms of the greater story of the show.”

Flip through the slideshow to get a different view of HIMYM‘s past.