How I Met Your Mother S9 E20 "Daisy"

How I Met Your Mother S9/E20 Review: “Daisy”

It’s 2:00 pm. 4 hours until Barney and Robin’s wedding. We are getting so close I can taste it. Most fans are probably growing as anxious with bittersweet desire as I am, as we are just 2 episodes away from the two-part series finale. “Daisy” feels like a relatively familiar episode setup, but focuses almost exclusively on wrapping up certain story lines.

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At the beginning of the episode, Robin and her ridiculous mother Genevieve, played by the great Tracey Ullman, talk at length about the problems between her and Robin’s father. Throughout the episode, we stop in with the mother daughter duo as Genevieve recites different issues regarding her ex-husband. Surprise, surprise he sounds scarily like Barney, turning Robin’s mood from jubilant to frightened. As expected this part of the story had a predictably sweet ending, but I found the other part of the story far more interesting.

As Lily disappeared the previous night, Ted, Marshall and Barney go on a quest to find her. The journey leads to the always welcome Captain, and his new fiancee. From here we get a fun play on murder mysteries as Ted goes through what happened to Lily the night before. I won’t get into the details but it plays out like Clue by way of How I Met Your Mother, and it’s quite enjoyable.

I haven’t talked at length about Lily and Marshall’s dilemma, but I am glad it was addressed so thoroughly in the episode. Truth is, until quite recently I didn’t know which way the couple would go. If they would follow Lily to Italy, or if Marshall would finally get his Judgeship. I am not going to say which one it is, but we get to flash forward a year at the end of the episodes to see Marshall, Lily and their beautiful children. I won’t spoil which road they choose but I loved the final moments of the episode with the family. It was beautiful.

This is the sort of sweet, well knit episode that How I Met Your Mother was built on. Simple but elegant and touching stories that have subtle but excellent payoffs. We only have 3 weeks left. It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster, not just for the characters, but for the fans as well!


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