There we have it. There she is.
And yet, only a network like CBS can give us so many answers and leave us with so many more questions. All at once.
I’m sitting here in my living room in shock.
I don’t know whether or not to be excited or wary.
I feel a lot of both.
This has been the fullest half hour in recent memory.
When Marshall visits his mother for a week in Minnesota with
Marvin, he spends the days assuring Lily his mother won’t make good on her idle
threats to change their plans to move to Rome.
He never expected he’d be the person behind the plot twist.
Towards the end of the trip, he receives an offer for a
last-minute Judgeship opening in NYC. Bent on the hard decision, we leave off
discovering Marshall accepted the title; and hasn’t told Lily. If Lily’s free
to pursue the highlight of her career, so is Marshall—but a year away from
Ted finishes the repairs on the house—only to break the news
to Lily that he’s moving to Chicago after the wedding and, once again, to
confess that he’s moving because he can’t stay in New York while he feels the
way he does for Robin.
Moving on isn’t the same as letting go. But that’s okay.
Although he puts his wise words at risk, damning the Universe last episode, when he learns the locket Robin so searched for (and found…drunk) had been with him the whole time. I’m iffy about the locket being a gift. Hope he gets to Farhamption station in enough time.
And now to break down the plot twists in consecutive order, because I can’t process them properly without screaming:
1. TED HAS THE LOCKET.
2. MARSHALL IS A JUDGE.
3. WE SAW THE MOTHER WITH BOOTS AND THE UMBRELLA AT FARHAMPTON STATION.
This season is just about legen…wait for it…married.