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.

Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

In related news, the cast and crew kicked off their press tour today in Paris. Disney released the following adorable photo of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken as they start publicizing the movie, which opens in theaters March 17:

Can’t wait to see it!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?