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How I Met Your Mother season 9 will be the comedy’s final outing. The adventures of Ted Mosby, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin, Barney Stinson, and Robin Sherbatsky are winding down to an end.

This season is set to take place all in one crazy wedding weekend. Barney and Robin (BRObin) are finally getting married.

Or are they? Below are some questions that still have yet to be answered before the series comes to a close this year.

What exactly is Barney’s occupation?

Throughout the whole series of HIMYM, Barney has never answered anyone when asked what he does for a living. Because Barney boasts owning a jumbo wall-size television, a replica Stormtrooper costume, and at least 100 of the best made suits, all of his friends wonder how he is so rich. In all honesty, Barney probably makes more money than all of the gang combined. By the end of the show, will we find out what Barney does for a living?

Verdict: Ha. Please.

Will the last slap be dealt?

Early on in the show Barney and Marshall made a bet about Robin’s past. After he won, Marshall was able to slap Barney five times over any amount of time. Marshall was later rewarded more slaps once Barney lost yet another bet. With Marshall dealing them out every so often, only two slaps remain. Will we get to see Barney get what he deserves?

Verdict: At least one slap is scheduled to take place this season. Check out TheSlapBetCountdown.com for a countdown to the slap’s exact date.

Will Barney and Robin end up getting married?

Just because the season will be taking place around the wedding doesn’t mean that Barney or Robin will go through with his/her decision. Barney showed many signs last season that he was not even remotely ready to get married. Also, Ted might start to show feelings for Robin once more if he goes into another Robin-Relapse. What will happen in the end to BRobin? Will we find out the end to their love story?

Verdict: Yes, I really do think that the couple will get married and Ted will let go. We will definitely find out the end to their story.

Will Marshall and Lily move to Italy?

Last season left off with Marshall and Lily making a tough decision for their future. Lily was offered a trip to go to Rome as The Captain’s art consultant. Marshall convinced her to take the job even though she already told The Captain “no” twice. Will the couple decide to move away from their friends and family for a whole year?

Verdict: I personally don’t think that the couple should move because I like the gang all together in New York. Without a doubt, though, we will find out whether they plan to move come next May.

Will Marshall become a lawyer?

As if Marshall and Lily’s decision to move to Italy wasn’t tough enough, Marshall was given the opportunity to become a judge. Because he has switched firms many times, Marshall has been down a rough path with his job as a lawyer. Now his dream job opens up for him and he might not be able to take it because of the trip to Rome. Will Marshall follow his dreams of becoming a lawyer?

Verdict: In my opinion, Marshall should take the job. He can always take Lily on vacation to Rome with all of his new money.

What is the mother’s name?

The big reveal of the mother (Cristin Milioti) at the end of last season got the audience in a huge commotion. The few things that the audience knows about the mother right now are that she plays guitar, paints pictures of robots playing sports, and carries a yellow umbrella. We don’t even know the girl’s name yet, for crying out loud. Will we learn the character’s name on the show?

Verdict: I think the chances are high for this one. Ted can’t just call this girl “the mother” even if the name fits Barney’s favorite line, “Daddy’s home.”

Will we get to know the mother?

A big problem with getting to know the mother is that many fans will be let down. Sure, Ted might think that his wife is cute, funny, and adorable, but will the audience? After eight years of building up to this infallible woman, many fans may be expecting too much. Is the mother funny? Does she like “sandwiches”? Is she a Star Wars fan? How much will we get to know about the mother?

Verdict: Cristin Milioti is now a series regular for season 9 of HIMYM. The audience should get used to seeing her around even if she isn’t quite with Ted yet.

Will Ted’s kids be named?

It’s funny to think that in eight years of the show older Ted has only called his kids “kids.” At this point, neither of Ted’s kid’s names are known. What we do know is that Ted wanted his son and daughter to be named Luke and Leia after the Star Wars characters. Will the kids be stuck with their names because of their dad’s obsession, or will we find out the kid’s real names?

Verdict: Whether on a first date or during a flash forward, there is a fair chance that Ted will discuss names for their kids with his wife.

In summary…

What do you think about the gang maybe splitting apart? Are you happy with the love stories between everyone? Are there any unanswered questions that you are dying to know? We will all just have to wait to find out what happens in the final season of How I Met Your Mother which starts Monday, September 23.

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  • Allison L.

    Yes to all of these! For some reason I still want to know where the PINEAPPLE came from thought!

    • Allison L.

      though*** : )

      • Jonn

        You’re just like Ted….always correcting people.

        • Callie

          She corrected herself.

    • Josiah

      I actually wrote about that too, but I had to cut it due the article being too long.

    • AreYaKiddin’?

      yeah I would love to hear about the pineapple but alas it’s probably not to be.

  • ff501998

    Uhm … Marshall is a lawyer, the question is whether he will become a judge or not! :-/

    • i1tabighug

      Likewise the mother plays bass not guitar

      • HypableUser

        It’s a bass guitar…

    • Josiah

      I actually have it as judge in the paragraph below. That’s my bad, though!

      • just me

        Barney’s is head of the search committee at gnb. Check out what the guy from “sven” says in S4E8

        • Kevin Ryan

          Yeah, he was for the specfic job, but that’s not what his Job is.

    • oblyviate

      isn’t he clearly a judge in a flashforward? (the Lily and Marshall writing their death-notes ep) “NYC Judge finds Nessie” or something on an newspaper clipping behind his desk. Thats an episode I want to see!

  • Josh

    Marshall’s brother calls him ‘your honour’ at the end of the final episode so I think he’s accepted the job because he has ‘face to face news’ to tell Lilly

  • Steve Z

    I want to know about Robin’s bullfighting career. It was mentioned so out of the blue during that Symphony of Illumination episode, where Robin discovered she wasn’t fertile.

  • Michelle

    Marshall accepted a job as a Judge, he has already been a lawyer for quite a few seasons. It’s funny I’ve never heard of Barney/Robin referred to as BRObin – only Swarkles

  • Samwise

    Why do we need to know Barney’s occupation? One of the many great eccentricities about Barney’s character is that we do not know his occupation. It’s like in Charlie’s Angels how you never found out who Charlie was, even though everybody expected them to show it. But why should they? One of the greatest parts of it is not knowing!

    • DoyleHolmesFan

      It’s not necessary to know his job. Does it advance the plot? No, and we have limited episodes left to get to the conclusion of the show and a whole lot to cover.. What’s the point, in fact, the gag should be a highlight this year at the wedding reception.

      Wedding Guest: “Barney, congratulations! How’s everything going, what are you doing at GNB now?”
      Barney: “Ha, please.”

  • HypbableUser

    People in the comments seem a little crabby today! Great article – I for one can’t wait for the new series. I only started watching about 4 months ago, and have got through 8 years worth in that time, so am very tied up in the whole thing right now! Will be very emotional whatever happens. Didn’t know it was spread over one weekend though, that’s very interesting.

  • Benz Tan

    The show already confirmed that Barney and Robin do get married, during the final scene of “Band or DJ”. The scene showed the reception, with Robin smiling and dancing with her father while Ted looks at The Mother playing the bass.

  • Elijah

    Barney and robin won’t get married

  • Jess

    According that website, the next slap will be November 4th.

    • http://gons.me/ Jordan Gons

      January 13. As of 10/8 the days left was 97. 97 / 7 = 13.85 weeks which takes us to the monday episode on January 13.

  • Jade

    It was a Judge…… He had been offered a job as a Judge!

  • just me

    The mothers name is Tracy. Ted told us that in a way.

  • just me

    I don’t think ted and the mother will get together exactly at the wedding. We saw in the first episode of season 8, the mother was only a few steps away from ted, and she didn’t say a word to him.

  • just me

    And we do remember the final episode of season 8 were Ted discovered robin’s locket, and Lily tells him to ” Be careful”. I think he might of have left the wedding early.

  • BRobin

    Honestly, I was EXTREMELY disappointed with ‘The Mother’… She was definitely not was I was expecting and how Ted kept talking about her. Even though How I Met Your Mother is number 3 on my top ten TV Shows, I think they have really killed our excitement with Season 8′s finale… I personally feel that Season 8 was not as good as the previous seasons. and the producers, directors, etc… should really step up Season 9… But anyways, that’s just what I think. (: BRobin for life! :3 <3

  • Tina

    She plays bass. “The Mother” plays bass, not guitar.
    I agree with all of this, though.

  • AreYaKiddin’?

    I do want to know when the slaps will be dealt, other than that I want every story that has hinted towards to mother to be brought together in a logical way. Okay so they want to focus the entire season around the wedding, which I’m not exactly keen with nor do I see that working out as that’s like what 22 episodes? Anyway I really want them to give us some face time with the mother. I want to see Ted and her connect I want to see connections through the series that maybe many of us fans didn’t think of that connect everything to this moment when they meet. I like the idea that Ted being such a romantic that the story for the mother and him that has been laced throughout comes together in some really sweet almost unbelievable way.

  • embsbry

    Very sad that Barney dies in 2021 or so. :<

  • Alyson

    They said the name of the mother in the thanksgiving episode in the first season, when Ted tricked his kids into thinking that their mom was a stripper. She said her name was one thing and then Ted told the kids that it was really another name (the mothers name) so they would believe him when he said “and that kids is how I met your mother” Her name is Teressa if I remember correctly.

  • MattMovement

    Nice article. I just have a hard time seeing robin and red not get together.

    Standing theory:
    How I met your…”mother” NOT how I met my wife. It is entirely possible that the mother dies; evidence: she never interrupts his story once in 9 seasons…

    You try doing something without your wife/girlfriend/significant other interrupting you?

    If that was the case I can easily see Barney relapsing back to playboy, getting divorced just like his brother (they’re essentially the same person) and ted and robin getting together following the pact that they made.


  • Benjyah

    You forgot the most important one! Something that has been the core of this show from the very first episode. What will happen with Ted and Robin?

  • Emily

    I don’t think Ted marries Cristin. He will end up with Robin. I think the show is tricking us. They show a glimpse of a wedding allegedly between Barney and Robin. We are told Robin is the bride and we assume Barney is the groom.. We are never told that. We assume it. Also, have you ever noticed that Barney has no problem with ted bing around? If Barney does marry Robin, it’s the only way Ted could keep her in his life as a friend. The others ran away at the thought of Ted… even Robins boyfriends. Ted stuck.

  • Emily

    So I think that, if Barney or Ted marry Robin, then everybody wins. They are both good men and understand each other’s love for her.

  • João Benevides

    Robin doesn’t get married with Barney because she’s not wearing a ring 12 years after 2013, u can see it at episode 16 season 8, or they just made i mistake, but i saw some episodes and they(Barney and Robin) hide their left hand everytime we see them on the “future” so what do u think?

  • Evie k

    The problem is that
    t this season so far they actually havent given us that much info, so I feel like a lot will be crammed in the last 5 episodes :(

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