Like many other fans, I didn't like the finale. Full circle is one thing, making an entire series mute is another. Why did Ted and Robin go through all that just to end up in literally the same place they were in season 1? It makes all that growth pointless. Also, when they revealed the mother, they managed to create a sweet, quirky character and we all loved her. Considering all the hype and expectation around this one character, I think they did a great job. Then they kill her off. But not only did they kill her off, no one seemed to care all that much. Yes, it's apparently been six years but we didn't see that. I have a parent who died 11 years ago, I'm supportive of my mom dating but when she talks about him, I still get a little sad. Those kids jumped straight to Robin, without even a single thought about their dead mother. Also, we never saw Ted mourn.So it looks like he went from marrying Tracey and having this amazing life with her...to Robin again. That's part of the problem with all of those flashbacks, we get that there's supposed to be time passing but because we were getting so many of them, it didn't really feel like it. Barney and Robin divorcing. Why did you put them back together in the first place then? You spent a season getting them to the alter. The only storyline I liked was Barney becoming a father. That was sweet. The rest of the finale was a mashed together mess.
Just as I was beginning to like Tank! I wish Bay hadn't cheated on him with Emmett, it cheapens their re-union, especially after what she's been through. Weren't we supposed to get a stronger, wiser Bay out of all this? It's one thing for them to confess their mutual feelings but it's another to hurt someone else in the process. As for Daphne, I've been having trouble backing her as a character. I don't really like Campbell, he's just so smug sometimes! But at the same time, Jorge is a bit old to be hitting on a high school girl. Meanwhile Daphne is basking in the attention, it's kind of annoying. I think Daphne should be single for once, her boy drama just makes me want to smack her. John is still an ass, I don't think Kathryn would have accused Renzo if it wasn't for John weighing in. Instead she would have called her publisher right away. I know people don't change over night but John has had so many opportunities and Renzo even helped him save his marriage...AFTER JOHN BASICALLY KICKED HIM OUT OF HIS HOUSE! Ugh. As for Regina, I feel really bad for her. She wants to be successful and keep her integrity in tack...Good luck with that. Yet, I think Adrianna was being a bit harsh. But this is why you don't mix personal with business, if Regina hadn't brought in East Riverside this would never have been a problem. Sure, her boss still would have been an asshole but he would have been far away from her friends. As for Toby...Why isn't he in college? His marriage fell apart but Nikki wasn't living with him so he could have at least have completed a semester in the six months she was gone and then after she extended her stay, he could have finished off his freshman year. I get his decision to take a trip after a crappy heartbreak but what's stopping him from re-applying to Wash-U? He would make a great teacher.
I'm with Carissa on this one. Diane's got more balls than the NBA. She'll get it done. As for the Florrick divorce, one can dream. And I don't mind surprises, if Peter and Eli didn't rig the election then I can't wait to see who did. Maybe it was Matthew Perry's character. I'll stay tuned.
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