Last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother was called “As Fast As She Can”, and just felt like a whole lot of filler. As expected, Stella is definitely not the mother, as she basically said that Tony is “the one” for her and begged Ted to get him back. So my question now is why did we have to go through the big tease in the last two episodes. Beginning with the yellow umbrella, the carefully constructed explanation of how Ted arrived at that corner at the same time as Stella, and then having Tony and Stella break up again. All for what?
– The Barney speeding ticket thing was pretty dumb. Not even one of his scenarios was funny, and he used the lamest lines to try to get out of them. Boring.
– Lily showed up! I never realized how important she was to the whole dynamic of the show until she sat out for a few eps. Good to have the whole gang back again!
– I so want that “Let’s Go to the Mall” ringtone! That was hands-down the best part of the episode for me. Yeah, I guess that doesn’t say much about what actually happened here….
– Since Future Ted made a big deal about running into Stella and Tony again, maybe the movie Tony writes will somehow connect to Ted meeting his eventual wife. The release date for the film said May of 2010, so like the goat at Ted’s 30th birthday party, it’s going to be something to look forward to all season long.