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 ... Written by
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The "Save the Arcadian" posters show where Tracy's timeline aligns with Ted's. When she met Louis, he had just met Zoey. See more
in the episode "no tomorrow", the mother is shown wearing pants outside the nightclub. in this episode, she's wearing a dress. See more
MacLaren's. The last time I was here, I thought this place was called Puzzles.
That's an odd name. Why would you call a bar Puzzles? Unless, that's the puzzle.
References Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Skinny Legs and All
Written by Joe Tex
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