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Now, I don't like How I Met Your Mother, so I'm not really sure how big a deal finding out who plays the 'Mother' actually is. But my colleague next to me has told me I am dealing with extremely toxic spoilers. This is serious stuff, gentlemen... or so I've been told. So, if you still haven't seen the season 8 finale of How I Met Your Mother, I would strongly advise you to get out of this article now, or better yet, just kick your computer until it stops making noises.

So, as was expected, How I Met Your Mother introduced the mother character in the final seconds of Monday's season finale. A young woman under an umbrella was spotted as she was buying a train ticket to Farhampton, where she will eventually meet Ted.

The enigmatic woman was none other than , the star of Broadway's Once and a semi-frequent face on TV. HIMYM's co-creator Carter Bays explained the casting:

Cristin Milioti is, against all odds, exactly what we were looking for. She made us laugh on 30 Rock, she made us swoon in Once, and her ukulele skills are no joke.

He went on to explain she would feature prominently in season 9 which would "tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever".

What do you think? Were you surprised to finally meet the mother, or were you hoping it was someone else? Let me know below.


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