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VIDEO: How I Met Your Mother‘s Surprise Ending

Spoiler alert! The video and post reveal some of the big surprises from the Mother finale

If there’s one lesson to be learned from the finale of How I Met Your Mother, it’s that the show was never really about the Mother at all.

Perhaps it doesn’t come as a complete shock, since it took a whopping eight seasons before Cristin Milioti’s character was revealed as the Mother, but the show ends with Ted rekindling his romance with Robin via a blue French horn.

While not everyone was pleased with the show’s ending (which included a few other surprises), it certainly got people talking — “Ted and Robin” was trending on Twitter Monday night, along with #HIMYMFinale and the show itself.

Watch the video above to see what happened.

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