"How I Met Your Mother" Season 9, Episode 18 airs Feb. 24 on its home network, CBS. This begins the final six weeks of the show. The 1-hr finale airs on March 31. Here are ten (10) of the best things that HIMYM fans expect to see from this week up to the comedy series finale week.
REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Actor Neil Patrick Harris holds his Emmy awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Special Class Programs at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles August 21, 2010.
Cristin Milioti's mother character is still unnamed. It is one of the many remaining "mysteries" of the CBS comedy series. Still, many fans appreciate that How I Met Your Mother Season 9 has shown a lot about the mother - including a tragic story in her past relationships. The mother's (maiden) name is among the Top 3 "Best Things to Expect" of some HIMYM fans. Here are ten others:
Robin Sparkles, one more time. Will Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) pull a Sparkles on her wedding night? Earlier spoilers revealed there's a chance that Robin Sparkles could have her own finale, too.
Barney's meltdown. That Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) will have a meltdown over his wedding tie has been shown in flash forwards of previous episodes. Fans could hardly wait to see the whole story.
Robin's meltdown. Robin will be struck with wedding jitters, too. She'd call for Ted and admit she's freaking out. How would Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) calm her down?
Ted Mosby's first line to the future Mrs Mosby. In the nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother, Ted has never been the smooth and suave lady magnet. But some things might change when he's with "the one."
The pineapple story. In How I Met Your Mother Season 1, Episode 10 ("The Pineapple Incident"), Ted suffered a nasty hangover that he wound up bringing home a girl he's just met. He told his kids he and the gang never found out how he also somehow brought home a pineapple. But now HIMYM showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are saying they may have changed their mind about revealing the tropical fruit's Trudy-linked story.
How did the mother meet Robin? A lot of HIMYM fans couldn't wait for this special scene. As of Episode 17, Cristin Milioti's mother has not yet met Robin and Ted.
Who is the Love Solutions date whom Ted had stood up in HIMYM Season 1? Shecould be the mother, herself!
The ringbear! In the promo video for How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Episode 18, Robin makes an attempt at discouraging Barney from bringing a "ring bear" instead of a ringbearer to their wedding. But avid viewers may have already heard of the bear, making its way to Farhampton!
A flash forward to see the gang's lives in 2030. Lily has a dream porch, in which she imagines the gang together in their old age. It would be delightful for the show's avid fans to see this.
Does the mother die? HIMYM showrunners Bays and Thomas said on Reddit that they couldn't confirm or deny this, but they do appreciate the fans' speculations. It must be noted, however, that Cobie Smulders felt the How I Met Your Mother series finale would be very emotional.
Watch: How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Episode 18, 'Rally' (CBS Promo on YouTube)
How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Episode 18 is the first of the final six episodes of the show. All six episodes are airing Mondays without interruptions on CBS. The HIMYM series finale is called, "Last Forever." Who do you think says the last line of the series? (Another much-anticipated moment.)
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris holds his Emmy awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Special Class Programs at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles August 21, 2010.