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Last Forever Review- I am going to get maimed for this (Spoilers)
I’ve been afraid to express my opinion over vocal majorities, but I cannot sit quietly while Ted’s name stands under The Scrappy. I for one like the finale, and there are lots of people who do, they just aren’t as loud as those who hate it for some reasons I see and some that I think are highly exaggerated.

The Mother is a baby machine and Ted is a horrible person for moving on after six years of mourning her death? I think the finale established pretty well that having Tracy die was the last thing Ted would’ve liked to happen. In fact, after Ted told the story and his kids came to the conclusion that it was just an attempt to get their permission for asking out their Aunt Robin, it took some convincing before even he accepted it. With his response of “What, I just call her?” it seems to me like he hadn’t given it much thought, and his decision to approach her with the smurf penis was obviously made on the spot.

Also, Robin gets sentimental about letting Ted go for a very brief period of time and that’s it. I never really got the impression that she regretted every life decision she ever made that led them to not being together. And Barney falling in love with his daughter is absolutely hated from what I’ve seen on the internet. Why!? Yeah, so Robin couldn’t provide him with a kid, but that doesn’t mean Barney didn’t genuinely feel for her! And did people want him to fucking throw the baby on the ground!? Anything besides what I saw happen with Barney in the heartwarming scene with his daughter would’ve derailed his character even further, which people were already complaining about to begin with, so accept that Barney's true love is his daughter. Robin had nothing to do with his kid, so drop it!

As for Lily, she hardly had any loose ends to tie up. They got home from Rome, she gets pregnant, and obviously that’s portraying women in a weak way. That part is definitely stretching it.

Look, obviously they didn't nail this finale. The entire ninth season takes place at Robin and Barney’s wedding and their divorce is undermined. But people hate the sinking of their ship so much that I believe a majority of the finale hate is just looking for things about it to loath besides the divorce. Yes, I would’ve preferred if Tracy stayed alive too, but don't blow everything out of proportion with the Unfortunate Implications.

Honestly, I really liked the finale. One of the aspects I found most grating this season was all the bumps Barney & Robin kept having when we all knew they were going to get married. So when I found out they got divorced, I suddenly realized that rather than being forced conflict to pad out the episode, their sub-plots were really about showing why these two just don't really work together. That's actually genius, as now all those sub-plots suddenly have a lot more meaning. As for the stuff with Barney's kid, I'm actually happy with it, as I was cringing seeing Barney go back to being the playboy after two seasons worth of character development. While Robin was the closest Barney may ever come to a real romantic relationship, his daughter was the one who ultimately opened his heart, and that's actually pretty sweet, considering how afraid he had been to have a child before. My only real complaint about this finale was that Tracy needed more screentime. Every scene she was in this season lit up, and she really helped breathe some new life into the show. It's a shame that they only used her for about a third of the season. But as for the finale, I have to agree, it was a lot better than people give it credit for. But then, I'm often a defender of controversial finales, so what do I know?
comment #23827 JamesPicard 13th Apr 14
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