Couldn't find a thread on the show and seeing that it's on the final 8 episodes (7 weeks with the final two in one final) thought it may lead to some discussions on this epic love story Tonight's Episode "How your Mother Met Me" was a return to the heartfelt Himym episodes: "In the 200th episode of the series, The Mother recounts how she met Ted, as well as other significant events that occurred in her life during the previous eight years, including the mysterious death of Max, her first serious boyfriend. Through this episode, The Mother explains all of the times she had been so close to Ted but had not actually met him" references to past episodes: The Mother was at the club that Ted and Barney went to on Saint Patrick's Day 2008. However, she leaves early. ("No Tomorrow") The Mother is a childhood friend of Mitch, "The Naked Man". He tries his trick on her, but is unsuccessful, concluding that it works two out of three times. Her roommate subsequently returns home, with whom he has better luck. After The Mother decides to study economics, she attends the class that Ted mistook as his Architecture 101 class. ("Definitions") The Mother's second roommate, Cindy, who briefly dated Ted ("Girls vs. Suits"), makes a failed pass at her. Cindy later books The Mother's band at Robin and Barney's wedding. ("Band or DJ?") Several posters saying "SAVE THE ARCADIAN" are visible when the The Mother meets Louis. The Arcadian was the building controversially demolished to make way for the new GNB building Ted designed. ("Architect of Destruction", "Challenge Accepted") Louis is confused by the bar's name MacLaren's, having thought it was called Puzzles. Ted and Barney once briefly renamed the bar Puzzles when Carl left them in charge. ("Three Days of Snow") The Mother leaves MacLaren's moments before Ted walks in wearing a dress. ("Now We're Even") The Mother picks up Marshall while he is walking with Marvin, and asks a bartender to buy the best man (whose true identity she doesn't know) a double serve of the Farhampton Inn's finest Scotch after he punches her obnoxious bandmate, Darren. ("Bass Player Wanted") _______________________________________________________________________________ between now and next week I'll be looking back at season 1 episodes.