Please Don’t Let the Mom Die on How I Met Your Mother

March 4, 2014 7:04 PM

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Please Don’t Let the Mom Die on How I Met Your Mother

There are only four episodes left of How I Met Your Mother, which puts us right into "stick the landing" territory. And last night's episode, "Vesuvius," seemed to fall in line with the theory that the Mother is dead and Ted is recounting all of this as a widower. I buy that theory for a number of reasons, though HIMYM has long enjoyed misdirection — let's give the Dead Mom Theory a strong maybe. And let's also be clear: If the mother dies or turns out to have been dead, I will never forgive this damn show.

The Dead Mom Theory has been floating around for a bit, and it gained traction in season eight's "The Time Travelers," in which we see Ted rush to the (unseen) Mother's apartment and say, "Exactly 45 days from now, you and I are going to meet." He tells her their love story and begs, "I want those e...

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