May 17th, 2011
02:56 PM ET
This season of "How I Met Your Mother" has certainly seen its ups and downs.
One of my least favorite story arcs, Ted's relationship with Zoey, came to an end on Monday night's season finale. Barney and Robin were successful in stopping Ted from getting back together with her (and considering that Jennifer Morrison has a new show on ABC, we knew how that was going to go, anyway).
Instead, Ted's flowers ended up going to a woman sitting at another table in the restaurant where Zoey was waiting for him. At that point, Older Ted said, "And kids, that's how I met your mother. Psych! It was just some chick."
A few seasons ago, that kind of joke was quite funny, and in fact they have done some variation on it a few times. But in season six? Not so much.
We know that the show has been signed on to continue for at least two more seasons, so we know that the "Mother" won't be known for a while now, and I'm happier not focusing on it. Okay, rant over.
While intervening in Ted's life, Barney and Robin seemed to consider getting back together, before Barney met up with his other ex, Nora (a story arc I wish had lasted longer).
This led back to the future wedding taking place at an unnamed time that we kept seeing all season, and the revelation that Barney is the groom. All that stuff about Punchy was a red herring, because, otherwise, wouldn't we just assume it was Barney by process of elimination?
So the question remains if he is marrying Nora or Robin.
Another story arc we've been looking forward to for a few years now is Marshall and Lily having a baby, and we're finally getting to that now, after Lily confused her morning sickness for food poisoning. I really enjoyed Marshall's freak out in front of a potential boss, played by "NewsRadio"/"Kids in the Hall" alum Dave Foley (but then, Dave Foley in anything is always a pleasant surprise).
So we're looking to the future on this show, which is all for the better. I liked the plotlines with Marshall and Barney's dads, and I'm glad to see that Barney and Robin are not necessarily done. Most of all, I'm glad to be done with Zoey.
At the same time, I hope that the twists on the show will be a bit more surprising, in "HIMYM" tradition, than they were last night.
All in all, I'm almost ready to sign up for Barney's philosophy of "New is always better." Bring on the newness next season!
What did you think of the finale? Did you like it (and Zoey) more than I did? Share your iReport or comment below.
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