Less than a week ago, “How I Met Your Mother” bid its followers farewell in a finale that has been widely criticized. Fans were disappointed.
It made no sense
, they argued.
How did the characters end up
, when they spent nine seasons going in the opposite direction?
The one-hour series finale, “Last Forever, Parts 1 and 2,” didn’t deliver the ending that many were hoping for. I admit now, I absolutely loved it. So, my friends, I present a defense of the finale.
(Let me hit “pause” here and warn you, SPOILERS are coming. [Shout out to Marshall and Lily])
Remember the discussion that Ted and Barney once had about buying a bar? (“Three Days of Snow”, season 4, episode 13)
Barney: We should buy a bar.
Ted: We should totally buy a bar!
Barney: And the name of our bar: Puzzles. People will be…