With the hour-long How I Met Your Mother Season 7 finale airing this coming Monday, May 14, the speculation over the identity of Barney's bride is more fervent than ever. Will it be Robin? Quinn? Someone else entirely?
We don't have the answer, but what we do have is a roundup of the best spoilers about the episode.
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It's about the birth: This should come as no surprise, but according to the CBS press releases about the two-part episode, there's a large focus on Lily giving birth, with Barney and Marshall rushing back from Atlantic City while Ted and Robin try to keep Lily calm.
We find out who the bride is: According to the press release, in the second of the two episodes, "The Magicians Code Part 2," we'll flash forward to Barney's future wedding and finally learn the identity of the bride.
Who is it? No really, we don't know. But we have heard that Barney and Quinn might be "taking off together" in the finale. Not sure how that fits in with the future wedding, though it might be a hint that they're getting very serious in the present timeline.
Hope for Barney/Robin: On the other hand, according to E!, "the finale has something that fans of the Barney and Robin [theory] will see as a hopeful sign." Nothing would make us more hopeful than finding out they eventually get married (we wouldn't say no to Barney saying the wrong name, Ross-and-Rachel-style, either). Though it's also worth noting that Robin is supposed to have a new romance next season...
Flashbacks!: You can also expect more flashback fun in the finale. We will apparently learn that Barney's magic teacher was banging his mom back in the day, Robin has a history of shoplifting, and Quinn interviewed "a sort of wilting Gypsy Rose Lee" for a school project. OK...
Go after the one: According to the press release, in "The Magicians Code Part 2," "the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away." Hmmm...
Ted and Robin reconcile: According to Cobie Smulders, Ted and Robin will reconcile by the end of the episodes, which is nice. We imagine watching one of their best friends give birth helps smooth over any lingering awkwardness.
Questions will be answered: Cobie also promised "all your questions will be answered" in the episode. Unless they are going to reveal the identity of the mother this can't actually be true, but we appreciate the sentiment.
Tune in to the finale on Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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