I really think those kids must have filmed like 8 different endings. Just for secrecy sake. So I'm not sure the ending was always the plan, just one of the plans.
My problem is that they've spent years telling us why those two characters will not work together. And now we are supposed to believe they will? So was just a place holder until he got his true love? Or was just something to fall back on when true love was lost? It seemed to destroy so much character development for it to end this way. I'm not at all surprised that though.
And I'm not sure I believe that
. And could they have found a less flattering wedding dress? Eek.
Ted would have waited years to get married to the love of his life and mother of his children
Josh Radnor reacting to video tape of the kids was pretty horrible acting.
Oh, and why would
#31, a woman whose name Barney won't even tell his friends, let Barney near that child? I do not understand how he ever got any sort of custody.
If this show had ended at the umbrella scene, I would have forgiven the dreck that was the first half (just callbacks to previous episodes), and maybe forgiven the dreck that was the past 3 seasons, but it would have been a much better ending.
I loved this show for the first 4 years or so, and then it became something to watch because I always did, and then it became not even worth watching. So I guess I'm just glad it is over. But the finale has really ruined the first few seasons for me.