How I Met Your Mother has been busy setting us up for the long awaited introduction of Ted’s future wife by wrapping up his single life with one final, completely crazy girlfriend. As much as Ted wanted us all to believe that she wasn’t a total lunatic “P.S. I Love You” and “Bad Crazy” both rocketedJeanette to the very top of the list of Ted’s bad decisions in dating.
Initially, Jeanette was practically a female reflection of Ted, but as we gradually learned more about how her character tracked Ted down over the course of the past year, she morphed from her place in a relatively believable “Dobler” zone to toeing the line of the “Dahmer” zone. How I Met Your Mothercompared Jeanette’s infatuation with Ted against Lily and Marshall’s college romance, but I think I really would have enjoyed seeing Ted get a little frightened by seeing so much of himself in Jeanette. Perhaps it wouldn’t have been appropriate in “P.S. I Love You” but by the time he was ready to break up with Jeannette in “Bad Crazy” he had completely forgotten how close to crazy he was when he was trying to track her down in the first place.