With one season left in its run on CBS, “How I Met Your Mother” finally revealed one of TV’s biggest mysteries…. Who exactly is the Mother?
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At the very end of the show’s eighth-season finale Monday night, producers finally spilled the beans when it was revealed that a character previously identified only as “woman with umbrella” (played by actress Cristin Milioti) was, in fact, the titular character of the show who eventually bears the children of Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor.
In the last shot of the finale, the woman carrying the yellow umbrella appears fully on-screen and buys a ticket to make her way to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) wedding.
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Milioti, a Broadway star and Tony-nominated actress, has starred in films such as “Sleepwalk with Me,” and is no stranger to TV. She has also been seen in TV series such as “The Sopranos,” “30 Rock” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Radnor’s character never shared a scene with Milioti and, contrary to speculation from the show’s fanbase, she has never appeared on the show before.
“How I Met Your Mother” airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS.
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