After eight long seasons (and countless hours suffered by the two children forced to listen to Bob Saget drone on and on about his life prior to their birth), How I Met Your Mother finally revealed who is indeed the mother of Ted Mosby's children.
Actress Cristin Milioti appeared at the end of the season eight finale as the mother. This is the first time Milioti has appeared on the series, bringing an answer to the question 'Was the mother someone we had met already?'
Milioti is a relatively new actress. She appeared on The Sopranos in a handful of episodes and was last seen on broadcast television appearing on 30 Rock as Abby Flynn.
Miloti's unnamed character was seen carrying a yellow umbrella and buying a ticket to Farhampton. Earlier in the episode, Ted's life seemed in shambles as he was depressed about Robin and Barney's nuptials and was planning to move to Chicago.
Miloti and Radnor did not share a scene in the episode. Their "official" meeting will take place after the wedding.
Next season promises to be a very different season for the beloved CBS sitcom than any we have seen before.
What did you think about the mother being Miloti? Happy or were you expecting someone a little better known?