So last night's outstanding episode of How I Met Your Mother ended with a bit of a shocker.
Ted is going on and on about how doing what he did put him in place for something, something that would make it possible for him to meet the titular Mother, and he's saying it while carrying around the Mother's Yellow Umbrella. Obviously, Ted is about to Meet the Mother, right? Wrong.
It was Stella.
So, what does this mean? Is Stella the mother?
No, I really don't think that she is. If you ask me, the moment that Ted was selling us on was not the meeting of the Mother, but the moment that would prepare him to be ready to meet the Mother. He's finally going to get closure on his relationship with Stella, and anyway, I've long surmised that it is one of her friends that is actually the Mother. Stella was supposedly at the club the same night as Ted and the Mother, the Club where he got the Yellow Umbrella. Stella said that she was dragged there by some friends. I think that somehow, not only will Ted finally come to terms with his relationship with Stella, but something from that reconnection will lead him to the actual Mother.
I have to say though, I was not expecting to see Stella at the end of that episode.
Until Next Time, Marshall's charts were probably the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. In this circle is everyone who is breaking my heart. In this circle is everyone who is shaking my confidence daily. In the middle? Cecilia. Classic.