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What Heartwrenching Scene Was Cut From The How I Met Your Mother Finale? Would It Have Fixed Everything?

| Filed under: TV NewsAlyson Hannigan

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There were definitely some mixed feelings about the How I Met Your Mother finale.

Fans practically revolted at the twists dropped on them, even going so far as to demand an alternate ending!

But Alyson Hannigan thinks there was a pivotal scene cut that would have changed fans' minds about where the series went. She said:

"But [the full script] was also much more heart-wrenching, which maybe people wouldn’t have liked. Honestly, if you saw [that] cut, it would be even more heart-wrenching than what the finale was. They were like, 'No. It’s just too gut-wrenching.' And I was like, 'That’s what I want. I want my heart ripped out and slammed on the floor and, like, stomped on!'"

So what was the biggest cut from that script? SPOILER ALERT!

The mother's funeral. Alyson said:

"[That] would have been better for the audience, so that then they can process, 'Oh, [Ted] mourned. He got closure' — and then they’d be happy that [he and Robin] got together. Rather than be like, 'Oh, wait. She died? What? They're together, huh?' And credits. That's what I think was too fast."

Maybe it would have helped, but it's too late to tell now. Too bad they can't include that one on the DVD!

What do U think, HIMYM fans? Would that have made the ending any better?

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8 comments to “What Heartwrenching Scene Was Cut From The How I Met Your Mother Finale? Would It Have Fixed Everything?”

  1. Han Solo says – reply to this


    Nope, hate the ending! Always will. I watched the show for 9 seasons waiting for the mother only for her to have a passing role in the end. So mad. Besides Robin was the most selfish person. BTW if they were gonna make them divorce anyways, what was the point of spending an entire season on Barney's and Robin's wedding???

  2. moo moo cow says – reply to this


    It's still a bit rubbish but yeah it would have definitely improved the episode a little.

  3. 3

    How I Met My Second Choice.

    That's all that series boils down to for me now.

  4. Leigh says – reply to this


    NO. No one wanted Ted to end up with Robin. She was no good for him and barely okay for Barney.
    The whole thing was supposed to be about Ted's love story with his wife. It ended up being about Ted and his sluts and how he always ends up fucking Robin anyway.
    The least they could have done was a genuinely happy ending, not that shit.

  5. 5

    While I still wouldn't have been happy that Ted ended up with Robin…I think seeing the funeral would have definitely worked better. We never saw Ted upset about it at all, it was like she was a blip on his journey to end up with Robin. Who really was terrible for him and really the only way to truly fix the finale was NOT end it like that….

  6. Sandy says – reply to this


    That scene DEFINITELY would have helped. I didn't hate the ending but I felt almost hurt that the mother's death was brushed over so quickly. Especially since they spent 382 episodes covering the 2 days leading up to Barney and Robyn's wedding.

  7. Naomiiii says – reply to this


    I hated the ending. They should have shown the funeral and Robin and Ted getting back together is like a burn for Barney because all that time she loved Ted..

  8. 8

    They should have NEVER had the mother die period. That was the writers biggest mistake.