Tuesday How I met your father finally posited (and subsequently proved) that time is everything.
If Becky hadn’t discovered The Captain’s Work and decides to divorce him, she will not seize and sink his prized ships – including the one in Australia that hires marine biologist Ian, Sophie’s Tinder date from Episode 1. Suddenly, Ian loses his job and returns to New York, just in time to reunite with Soph at the Naomi Reisberg exhibit.
Of course, Sophie/Ian’s romance wouldn’t be on the cards if Sophie hadn’t been torpedoed with Jesse. When Jesse suggests that he’s “all” in their relationship – not only does he randomize the “I love you” that he utters in his sleep (#TedVibes), he also gives up a tour with ex-girlfriend Meredith – Sophie thinks it’s too much, too soon. Subsequent conversation with renowned news reporter Robin Scherbatsky (more and more that come back here) helped Sophie see that she was overreacting out of fear, but by the time she returned from MacLaren’s to confront Jesse, she was too late. He was reunited with Mer.
Here, the creators of the series Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger discusses the big turning point linking Ian to The Captain, explains why Sophie and Jesse aren’t ready for a relationship (yet), and teases what will happen after Charlie and Val’s breakup , Sid and Hannah’s surprise wedding and Ellen’s sudden burst of luck – it’s all like How I meet your Mother The next part will start in Part 2.
TVLINE | Last time we talked, I theorized that Ian was somehow associated with fellow marine biologist Naomi – aka Slutty Pumpkin from How I meet your Mother.
APTAKER | Yes, you mislinked the marine biologist. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Was George von Smoot – or rather the Captain – always ready to be a part of HIMYF Riddle?
APTAKER | Yes, this is always the plan. And like we said, we’re really lucky that we had this backup plan [in case we weren’t able to get Kyle MacLachlan back from Australia] That won’t be as fun or exciting as, when we’re going to introduce this new, wealthy New York philanthropist. But the fact that it was the Captain, and that he was nautical, that was always the intention. We are so glad it came together.
TVLINE | Just when it looks like Sophie and Jesse are about to strike a chord with romance, you’ve destroyed their near-sticky relationship. Why?
APTAKER | They still have a lot of work to do. When they do meet, they’re in really complicated places – and even though this is episodes 9-10, Jesse is really alive about what happened to Meredith. He’s confused by her reappearance, and now she’s written a song, if not an entire album, about their relationship, so he’s still in a real place. complication. And we see with Sophie that she’s still a pretty confused and uncertain person in a relationship, so maybe they’re just not ready to start.
BERGER | One of the things when we’re talking about this finale that pops up in the writers’ room is the idea of self-destruction and the idea of going your own way – this idea where you can search, search, find your people, and then they present it to you, they give you everything you think you want, and you totally get nervous. This is something that a bunch of people in the room went through, and we think it’s going to be really fun to play with Sophie, which doesn’t mean Jesse is necessarily her guy, but it’s definitely someone who She thinks she should look forward to the end of the season, and by the time she realizes she blew it up, it’s too late.
TVLINE | Sophie and Ian seem like an ideal couple in the pilot, but neither Sophie nor the audience knows Ian too well. Is that part of the appeal of bringing him back now?
BERGER | I think you hit it. Apparently, Sophie and Ian were just experiencing fictitious versions of each other; they experienced the lighthearted, flirty, fun version that exists in each other’s phones and it’s very different when someone is actually in front of you in real life and you are faced with decisions and problems. daily subject. We’re excited to discover what it’s like when we both have the same “IRL” as the kids say.
TVLINE | Charlie and Val split up after Charlie tells Val that he never wants to have children. Should we read this carefully, about Charlie’s candidacy as one of the potential fathers?
APTAKER | Not sure not. A lot of people don’t want to have children when they reach a certain age, then change their mind. A lot of people do not want to have children, and then accidentally have children. There are so many different paths people take to becoming parents, and just because at some point you say you don’t want them doesn’t mean they’re not on the cards.
TVLINE | I think we got into a skirmish between Marshall and Lily at the end HIMYM Season 1, culminating in Lily leaving for San Francisco. Instead, Sid and Hannah hit pause and… go to City Hall to hitch a ride. The twin bride and groom both have to die, right?
APTAKER | In the writers’ room, we all know a lot of couples like this, where they both want to have a really big life and they also want to be together, but neither is willing to make sacrifices or compromises. . It’s a question of how long can it sustain itself? We think the characters are great together, but at the same time, they’re just trying too hard in their city and their careers. At some point, does that break? That’s what we’ll explore in Part 2.
BERGER | Couples have always had the hope that making a big move could save the relationship – you get married or you have kids. But sometimes that just means sweeping everything under the rug and not really tackling what would be really complicated. At the end of Season 1, they’ve looked at some of their problems under the rug and are trying not to think about them. We’ll see how those boil and explode as we move on to Season 2.
TVLINE | Sid and Hannah’s “good news” is controversial, but Ellen’s good news is really good: a new job as Goliath’s assistant producer, and a second chance with neighbor Rachel. Time to give Ellen a win – or in this case a double win?
APTAKER | She was actually beaten throughout the season. [Laughs] I mean, we’ve seen her strike so many times, it feels like Ellen deserves a universe winner. We were really excited to see that character try out a new relationship for the first time since her divorce and experience it in a very different career space where she would run a vegetable farm. from this sweet little town to this big corporation. We thought it would be a really interesting story about the fish on the water.
What did you think about How I met your father final’s night? Do you doubt Ian’s bond with the Captain, or were you blindfolded when exposed? Rate the episode (and Season 1) as a whole, then leave a comment with your full review.
https://tvline.com/2022/03/14/how-i-met-your-father-finale-ian-returns-captain-season-2/ How I met your father in the end: [Spoiler] Back to Part 2 – Captain