A few minutes back, I watched the 20th episode of the final season of How I Met Your Mother, the cult American sitcom which has earned a huge following in the build up to the final episodes. I had always wanted to write a blog post on this TV series, but then I thought it would be better to write something after the series finale on 31st March, 2014. Well, I can not wait till that day. Not after the emotions I went through after watching the 20th episode.
The episode was titled “Daisy“. At first, I was wondering whether the name referred to some ex-girlfriend of Ted Mosby or some random chick of the awesome Barney Stinson. However, as the episode unfolded, the viewers were in for a surprise, which must have have brought tears in the eyes of many! Remember the episode in which Lily and Marshall had an argument over the “Lily wanting to go to Italy” and “Marshall becoming a judge” thing and in the end, Lily storming out of the room, only to call someone up and leave the Farhampton Inn in a car. At that point of time, I though it was Ranjit who was driving that black limo. I didn’t think much about what would happen next. It was Lily after all! One minute she would be erupting like a volcano and the next minute, she would be as genial and loving as possible. In another episode, Lily swore to Ted that she can keep a secret, which she always fails to do eventually. I thought for a change, she might actually keep Ted’s plans of moving to Chicago a secret from the other members of their gang. And if that was not enough deception for the viwers, recall how Lily had asked the bartender Linus to refill her with a glass of her favourite drink every time she finishes one. To tell the truth, it was quite hilarious to watch Linus pop out of nowhere to fulfill the duty Lily paid him for!
Folks, this episode lifted the veil of all the antics Lily had been doing so far in this series! I hate to dish out spoilers for the ones who haven’t watched this episode yet. I will skip the details of the episode. The emotions are better felt while watching the episode. Towards the end of the episode, the viewers confront an adorable scene in which Marshall comes to know that Lily is pregnant with their second child. She even jokingly mentions that it might be a baby girl. I felt a lump in my throat watching the cute couple soaked in the emotions of joy. In the end of the episode, the scene shifts to Rome. Marshall and Lily converse in a humorous Italian. And then, Lily’s father comes in with little Marvin and another baby. The scene closes with Marshall looking at the baby girl and calling her “Daisy”!
Seriously, Josh Radnor wasn’t wrong to admit that shooting the final episodes of Season 9 left him in tears. Me and my friends, who are die-hard HIMYM fans, have already planned to watch the epic finale together on 31st March. I guess we have to keep a good stock of tissues along with us. Just 2 more episodes left….