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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale

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We bid adieu to our favorite sitcom comedy last night! After nine years, fans finally got some answers on the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. But not everyone was pleased with how their favorite sitcom ended. Actually, the outrage by fans almost crashed the internett!!



SPOILER ALERT: We know that the mother is Ted’s wife, Tracy. The two met on a rainy train platform after Barney and Robin’s wedding, where Tracy played in the band. Well,  what we didn’t know is that the whole story Bob Saget was narrating as Ted in 2030, was really Ted explaining to his kids how he met their mother, whose been dead for six years. Some fans speculated that she had passed from earlier foreshadowing in the show, but let that all sink in!

Shortly after their long-engagement, marriage and kids,  Tracy died leaving behind Ted with his two kids. As he’s been guiding them through the story of how he met their mom, he also wanted their blessing to go date Aunt Robin, who he’s been in love with the whole time. The kids admit that while this was initially a story of how he met their mother, it’s also of how he fell in love with Robin. “C’mon dad, it’s been six years since mom died. I think its time,” the kids tell him!

Like many of their TV-couple’s before them (Ross and Rachel for example) Robin and Ted top the list for most on-again-off-again moments finally resulting in their happy ending. Truthfully, I always believed these two would be together in the end, but not like this. I hoped Robin would be the mother!!!!! In a way, I guess she now is. Ted’s journey of finding love has been and interesting one, proving that sometimes, finding your one true love comes with many bumps and hurdles along the way. Ted– six years a widower, with grey hair— rushed to Robin’s window with the blue French horn he stole in episode one to impress her. The show came full circle.

We find out that Robin and Barney’s marriage fell apart because of Robin’s huge success as a TV anchor. Barney finally met the love of his life— his baby– a result of a one night stand following the divorce.  Marshall becomes a judge in the Supreme Court and the two have their third child.


The reaction to the finale was filled with utter disappointment. Others  applauded the creators, Craig Bays and Craig Thomas for writing a realistic ending. Really, the tweets from upset fans are probably the greatest part of this whole finale. I mean, just look up #HIMYMfinale and you’ll read some of the funniest things in the world. There’s literally mobs forming and people praying that this was just an April Fool’s joke.

But alas, it wasn’t. The creators are sticking by their finale, tweeting many thanks to those who continued to watch and be part of the journey for 9 seasons– no matter what they thought of the finale. The actors are also personally satisfied with the ending.

Interestingly enough, the children (played by Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie) filmed the scenes where they were sitting on the couch talking to their father in 2005 in order to keep the children looking the same age throughout!

“We shot this last little section nine years ago. It was so long ago, I don’t really remember what I said,” Fonseca told People magazine.

Can you believe it? They knew how the show would play out this whole time!!!

What did you think? Are you satisfied with the ending of HIMYM or completely disgusted with the direction the storyline took??? But most importantly, will you miss your friends- Barney, Ted, Robin, Marshall and Lily? I know I will. And I’ll be the first to admit, I did shed a couple of tears. Alright, I cried uncontrollably!

And lastly… are you excited for the spin-off, How I Met Your Dad? After the negative feedback this finale got I’m not sure too many people are. Plus there’s always the possibility that the writers might ruin a good thing with a failed spinoff. But than again, there was also much doubt for this show after Friends, and look where we are now!

Share your favorite HIMYM moments with us!!!

 

Photo: CBS/How I Met Your Mother 


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Is Kim Cattrall in ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3?

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Emily in Paris is Your New Fall TV Obsession

As fans eagerly await the upcoming third season of Emily in Paris, rumors are swirling that Kim Cattrall may be joining the cast in some capacity.

And those rumors only gained more traction when Samantha Jones herself walked the red carpet at the chic Parisian premiere of Emily in Paris Season 3.  She even documented the appearance on Instagram

However, the starlet remained tight-lipped about her involvement, which means that it could have either been a subtle confirmation of a possible appearance or she’s just a fan of the show and there to support creator Darren Star, who also created Sex and the City and Younger.

There’s no doubt that Cattrall would be an incredible addition to Emily in Paris, which follows the adventures of an American marketing executive who moves abroad to work at the Paris office. 

The cast, led by Lily Collins as the titular character, featurs a strong female cast, including Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie and Grey’s Anatomy star Kate Walsh as Madeline Wheeler. 

Cattrall previously turned down a chance at appearing in the Sex and the City spinoff, And Just Like That, with the HBO drama explaining her character’s absence with a move across the pond to London.

And London is just a short car, train, or plane ride from Paris. While nothing has been confirmed officially, I could absolutely see Cattrall appearing in Emily in Paris, or even bringing Samantha to the fabulous world of Emily Cooper. With all of the comparisons between the two shows, and fans calling Emily in Paris the modern-day SATC, it’s almost like the cameo is just waiting to write itself. 


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Brian Tee’s ‘Chicago Med’ Exit Explained

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Brian Tee's 'Chicago Med' Exit Explained

NBC is teeing up Brian Tee’s final Chicago Med episode. 

The actor will depart the series on the Dec 7 episode, which will also feature his wedding to longtime love and fiancee, April (Yaya DaCosta).

Now, we’re getting some more insight as to how Ethan Choi will be written off. 

CHICAGO MED — “This Could Be The Start of Something New” Episode 809 — Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

Co-showrunner Andrew Schneider explained that after the wedding, Ethan and April will start a “mobile clinic so that together they can take first-rate medical care to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.”

We absolutely love this idea as it stays true to his character, and it falls in line with April’s professional aspirations.

Schneider emphasized that the couple will be staying in the Windy City despite leaving Gaffney, which means that there is a chance for both Tee and DaCosta to return for a guest appearance in the near future if they choose. Tee has already been announced as a director of the upcoming 16th episode.

In the previous episode, Choi’s co-workers at the hospital were all surprised to get an invitation to the wedding considering the couple was broken up for quite some time. And while it may seem abrupt and haste, Choi told Charles that losing his father put a lot of things in perspective for him, and he’s finally ready to be the man that April always knew he could be. 

We can’t wait to see their beautiful wedding pan out on the fall finale of Chicago Med!

When and Why Is Brian Tee Leaving ‘Chicago Med’?


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When Does ‘Firefly Lane’ Season 2 Part 2 Come Out?

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When Does 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Come Out?

The wait is almost over! 

FireFly Lane Season 2 Part 1 debuted on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m ET and 2 a.m. CT) on the streaming service, and while that may be very late in the night, the good thing is you’ll have all weekend to catch up with Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke). Read our review of Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 right here!

It was revealed that Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2, the final six episodes of the series, will arrive on June 8, 2023. The date was revealed in the credits of Part 1. 

 

Why Is Kate Mad at Tully at the End of Firefly Lane Season 1?

The biggest question on everyone’s mind is why is Kate so mad at Tully. At the end of the first season, it’s revealed that Kate’s father, Bud, died, but when her best friend Tully arrives at the church, Kate tells her that she has “some nerve showing up here.” Season 2 Part 1 will hopefully answer what led to the rift between Kate and Tully in 2004/2005.

 

How Many Episodes in Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1?

The season will have a total of nine episodes. 

Part 2 of the season will grace screens in June 2023 with episodes 10 through 16—also the final six episodes. 

 

Who Died on Firefly Lane Season 1?

Bud, Kate’s father, passed away in the first season. Kate and Tully are at his funeral when it’s revealed that they are not on speaking terms anymore despite a decades-long friendship.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Cast

The key cast of the upcoming second season includes:

  • Katherine Heigl – Tully Hart
  • Sarah Chalke – Kate Mularkey
  • Ali Skovbye – ’70s Tully Hart
  • Roan Curtis – ’70s Kate Mularkey
  • Ben Lawson – Johnny Ryan
  • Beau Garrett – Cloud/Dorothy Hart
  • Yael Yurman – Marah
  • India de Beaufort – Charlotte/Charlie
  • Greg Germann – Benedict Binswagner
  • Jolene Purdy – Justine Jordan
  • Ignacio Serricchio – Danny Diaz

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Synopsis

What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty-year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever?” We’ll learn the answer this season — but first — Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from — including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz. She just might have met her match — that is, if they can stop arguing for five minutes. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together as Cloud goes to jail for dealing drugs and Tully goes to live with her grandmother, far away from Firefly Lane. As the girls face the tumult of high school apart, they know the one thing they really need is each other.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Trailer

 


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