“How I Met Your Mother” ended its nine season run on CBS earlier this year with Aunt Robin becoming a stepmother after the death of the actual mother, played by Cristin Milioti. But an official alternate ending that leaked online on Saturday makes the conclusion a happier one.
The revised ending (above), included with upcoming boxed set “How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story,” keeps the Mother alive, and Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) never revitalizes his romance with Robin (Cobie Smulders).
Will it be enough to satisfy the hordes of angry fans that organized behind their computers to express their outrage after the finale aired in March?
According to this random sampling of Twitter users who have seen the alternate ending and loved it, probably not, because now they’re just wondering why producers didn’t air it in the first place.
- Nikhil Taneja (@tanejamainhoon) September 6, 2014
- Beth (@beffygee) September 6, 2014
the himym “alternate” ending is exactly what everyone wanted and what we deserved in the first place.
- natanya (@natanyaxo) September 6, 2014
The alternate ending for HIMYM feels like a beautiful ending for a show that aired for 9 years. The ending that aired feels like bad fanfic.
- Kelsey Geller (@mamaleh6994) September 6, 2014