Viewers were treated to a special evening on How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 16.
In honor of the CBS sitcom's 200th installment, the focus shifted for one night from Ted and the gang to the Mother herself, as we discovered just what she's been up to over the past eight years.
Heck, the show even aired different credits due to the occasion and the unusual outing.
But it ended up as one of the strongest in series history, with jokes abounding and our heartstrings being given a very serious tug. In what way?
Let's just say the Mother has quite a sad history herself. Watch How I Met Your Mother online now for more... and brings tissues.