In the continuing story Ted is telling his children in 2030 of how he met their mother, he flips the story to tell them of what their mother was doing while Ted was hanging out with Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney over those same years. This story starts on the very same day he started his own story, the day that Marshall and Lily got engaged, and the day he met Robin. This day was their mother's twenty-first birthday, the day her then boyfriend Max, who was the love of her life and the one and only person she thought she would ever love, died. His death affected how she approached her dating life over much of the intervening time. Ted also tells them of the many close calls the two of them had in meeting, including when she, as an economics student who wanted to end world poverty, was in the classroom he thought was his classroom for his very first day as an architecture professor, and how she became roommates with Cindy, a woman who he ended up dating. The story also tells of how ...
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In "The Naked Man," Robin asks Mitch what it's like managing a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). Here, Mitch is said to be a music teacher. See more
Hi Max, it's me. Sorry to interrupt, I know you're probably up there playing baseball with your Dad. Um look, I've got a situation here. I think that I've been holding myself back from falling in love again and I think it's because I can't let you go but
[nearly breaks down
you're not here anymore, so... I have to ask this. Would it be okay if I moved on? I realize that you have no way of answering that, but
[feels sudden gust of wind
okay. I'll take that as a yes. In that case, I should get ...
References Pee-wee's Big Adventure
La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Cristin Milioti See more