"How I Met Your Mother" series finale leaves fans divided

How are you feeling this morning, "How I Met Your Mother" fans?

Fans of the long-running CBS sitcom sat down to watch its final episode on Monday night, and opinions seem to be split on whether it came to a satisfying (perhaps even legen -- wait for it -- dary) conclusion or frustrated with its final twist.

(Warning: Stop reading here if you want to avoid spoilers.)

"HIMYM" finale

What did you think of the "How I Met Your Mother" series finale?

To recap briefly (read our full one here), Ted finally meets his future wife (and we learn her name -- Tracy McConnell!) after attending Barney and Robin's wedding. They have two children and later marry, but then she gets sick and dies.

He finishes telling their children the story of how he met their mother, who by this point has been gone for six years, and his daughter remarks that it's also a story about how much he loves Robin (who is now divorced) and should ask her out. The finale ends with Ted standing outside Robin's window, holding a blue French horn.

Some fans expressed frustrations that the show made them wait nine seasons to see Ted meet Tracy, only for her to die and him to end up with Robin. Others weren't surprised that those two got together in the end.

"HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas took to Twitter to thank fans for coming along for the ride, as did members of the show's cast.

And when it was all over, fans chimed in with their own reactions:

Tell us: Were you pleased with how "How I Met Your Mother" came to an end? Or do you wish the finale had turned out differently? Cast your vote in the poll above and tell us why in the comments.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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