Ted & the Mother, together at last! Find out what went down between Ted and the future Mrs. Mosby on the show’s final season premiere.
How I Met Your Mother kicked off its final season Sept. 23 with a double episode — and a double meeting of the mother! Both Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Ted (Josh Radnor) came face to face with the show’s titular mystery woman (Cristin Milioti) during the first hour of season nine, though their initial interactions were very different.
Ted Puts The Moves On ‘The Mother’
Ted’s first interaction with his future bride was nothing short of adorable. Messing with the laws of time and space, viewers were shown present-day Ted alongside future-Ted, as future-Ted interacted with future-Mother. Here’s their conversation, word-for-word:
Ted: Hey, beautiful.
Ted: God, you look great.
Mother: What? Come on.
Ted: You do!
Mother: I’ve been in the car all morning. I just ate a croissant crumb that I found in my bra. It was disgusting.
Ted: Yeah, I saw you do that, and it was super hot. … Hey, want to hear something funny? One year ago today, almost to the minute, I was sitting at this very table, right in that seat.
Mother: Oh, yeah, I can see it. Nursing your gin and tonic with three extra limes, doing the crossword, probably being all showboat-y about it.
Ted: The point is, one year ago today, I made a promise to myself right at this table.
Mother: What was the promise?
Ted: I’m coming back, and I’m bringing you.
Mother: Wait a second, hold it. One year ago today, you hadn’t even met me.
Ted: I know, but I knew I would. And one year later, here you are; love in your eyes, baked goods in your undergarments.
Mother: You picked a real winner, Mosby.
Ted: I did. … OK, seriously, what the crap is taking so long with these rooms? It was like this last year. … I’ll be back.
Mother: I’ll be here.
Lily Takes A Bite Out Of ‘The Mother’
Lily’s first interaction with the mother was decidedly more wacky. They met on the train ride to Long Island, quickly bonding over two things: their shared love of cookies, and Lily’s apparent insanity. Here’s how their meeting went down, word-for-word:
Mother: Whoa, you look stressed. Plus, you muttered a few words out loud. I heard ‘lonely’ and ‘unicorn.’ Actually, it gave me a great idea for a children’s book, so thank you. … Are you OK?
Lily: No. … But there’s nothing you can do.
Mother: Want a cookie?
Lily: Yes! Yes I do!
Mother: You just took a cookie from a complete stranger on a train. I like how trusting you are. There could be drugs or poison in there.
Lily: There’s not, is there?
Mother: I have no idea. I found them under my seat. [Lily spits out her cookie.] Kidding! Sorry, you were stressed so I thought you could use a cookie, and then I thought you could use a joke. I should have stopped at the cookie.
Lily: You know what? I don’t care if these are poison. There’s chocolate and peanut butter and caramel in these Som’bitches.
Mother: I call them Som’bitches!
WATCH: Ted Meets The Mother On ‘HIMYM’ Season Premiere
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— Andy Swift