There wasn’t a dry eye on the couch after Monday night’s seventh-season finale of “How I Met Your Mother,” in which the identity of Barney’s bride was finally revealed, Marshall and Lily’s baby was born and given the mother of all baby names, and Ted’s “one that got away” made a surprise return.
The big reveals made for a satisfying send-off for the season:
~ Barney won the chance to give Marshall and Lily’s baby a middle name, which is … wait for it … Marvin Waitforit Eriksen!
~ Ted drives off into the sunset with … Victoria (Ashely Williams) aka “the one that got away” after she ditches her fiance on her wedding day!
~ And despite Barney proposing to Quinn (Becki Newton) in the flashback, in the final moments of the episode we flash to Barney’s wedding — a scene teased to viewers previously — as the camera slowly pans to a bride in her wedding gown … and it’s Robin!
“It had to be Robin,” showrunner Craig Thomas tells TV Guide. “There was just no other way … “We always knew it was gonna be Barney and Robin.”
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