The rumors are true, folks. While we have met the mother on “How I Met Your Mother,” the original plan — for Ted to meet the mother in the final episode — is still intact. According to CBS President Nina Tassler, the entire final season will take place during the 56 hours of Barney and Robin’s wedding weekend. But wait! There’s more:
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has now confirmed for TVLine that Season 9′s entire run will, in fact, span the wedding weekend and just the wedding weekend, as the comedy details “how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does.”
Great, so we’ll all be tired of the mother of Ted’s children before Ted even meets her. It sounds like the sitcom version of “24,” although I suppose there is some possibility of crazy-bananas awesomeness. I just worry how many times over the course of 56 hours, Robin or Barney will get cold feet, and how many times Ted confesses his love to Robin in the hours before the wedding.
It’s going to be a long year, and the biggest reason to watch — the mystery behind the mother’s identity — has already been solved. Those poor kids. They’ve known all along who the mother is. Imaging how impatient they must be for him to FINISH THE GODDAMN STORY ALREADY.