Ever since last year’s season finale of How I Met Your Mother, fans of the long running sitcom have been clamoring to find out just whom Barney Stinston will marry. Back then we thought, is it possible, could Nora have changed Barney and now they’re going to get hitched? Or could it be someone we hadn’t met yet? Or better yet, could it be the obvious love of his life, Robin?
Well, during the seventh season finale, we were handsomely rewarded for our patience when we found out that…
YES! ROBIN IS BARNEY’S BRIDE!! Excuse us while we do a happy snoopy dance and jump and shout with glee!!
OK, OK, we’re done.
Wait, one more time! Ok, now we’re done!
Frankly, it would have been a major let down if Barney’s bride turned out to be anyone other than Robin. Although his relationship and proposal to Quinn (Becki Newton) was great and adorable (especially that magic trick), Barney and Robin belong together and there was really no other viable option to be his bride. We don’t yet know what happened to Quinn or how the pair got to this point but it appears Season 8 of HIMYM will shed some light on these tales.
While this was the biggest reveal of the night, learning of Barney’s bride wasn’t the only big bomb dropped during the one-hour season ender. We also saw Ted drive off into the sunset with his only ‘real chance at the one,’Victoria (Ashley Williams). After calling her at Robin’s insistence, his former girlfriend shows up at MacLaren’s in her wedding dress ready to ask him to run off with her. While at first, he seems to make the right decision to drive her back to her fiancÃ© at the church, moments later Ted keeps driving on past and takes her hand. While we know Victoria is not the mother as Ted meets his future wife on Barney’s big day, co-creator and executive producer Craig Thomas tells EW that this relationship with Victoria will be the closure Ted needs in order to be ready for meeting the mother. According to Thomas, she [Victoria] is ‘going to play a significant role’next season.
Last but not least, baby Ericksen also made his first appearance in the episode. Marvin ‘waitforit’Erickson has, as mentioned, the ‘coolest middle name of all time.’Seriously, can you just picture him saying his full name when he’s older, just as Barney does now? It will be legen-‘wait for it’-dary.
Marvin also gets his first outing to Maclaren’s, which really is kind of the perfect first outing for Lily and Marshall’s bundle of joy. How will the little guy change their lives? Well, to start things off, Ted is instructed to only come to the couple with problems of an ‘8 or higher” now. Other big changes are sure to be in the works for next year.
So tell us readers, what did you think about ‘The Magician’s Code?’Were you excited about Barney’s bride? What do you think happened to Quinn? What do you think about Ted and Victoria? How awesome is baby Ericksen? Let us know in the comments below!