10 Most Memorable Almost-Mothers from How I Met Your Mother

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The journey of love and laughter ends with How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 23, as the final series installment airs Monday on CBS.

Ted Mosby has finally found the titular mother of his future children and, as happy as we are for him, we hate to see the story end. 

In honor of his tumultuous trek to find true love, we're listing Ted Mosby's 10 Most Memorable Almost-Mothers. From near hookups to altar bound, we rundown the girlfriends we'll never forget. 

Let us know if you agree and if there's anyone else you think should make the list. And if you're already in mourning over the loss, you can always watch How I Met Your Mother online here at TV Fanatic...

The Slutty Pumpkin
Also known as Naomi and played by the adorable Katie Holmes, the Slutty Pumpkin haunted Ted for years. She was the girl who got away in season 1 after he lost her phone number and every Halloween, Ted would go to the same party dressed as a hanging chad in the hopes of finding her. It took until season 7 and the reality never quite lived up to the fantasy in his head.

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That should be episodes 23 and 24. The 2-part finale (as you acknowledge yourself) is naturally composed of 2 episodes. There are 24 episodes in the final season.