'How I Met Your Mother': Even graduation goggles can't help Zoey's case


When it's time to say goodbye to the current season of "How I Met Your Mother," there will be nothing insincere about our sorrow to see it go. But one aspect we won't be looking back at with sepia tones and a Sarah McLachlan soundtrack is Zoey (Jennifer Morrison). What started as a charming romantic possibility (remember "Natural History?") for Ted (Josh Radnor) has soured into a combative, needy distraction who's taking attention away from the big picture. Had this season had a traditional 22-episode order, she probably would have run her course without making us turn on her. But since CBS graced the series with an extra two episodes for Season 6, we imagine that her role in "The Exploding Meatball Sub" is the closest thing we'll ever get to filler on "HIMYM."Another reason we cry filler? Even by this show's frequently ludicrous standards, Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) true reason for being sad...



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