'How I Met Your Mother' Season 8 finale - 'Something New': The girl with the yellow umbrella

This is a recap. There are spoilers. The Season 8 finale of "How I Met Your Mother" did something refreshingly unexpected -- after eight seasons of teases, jukes and other delays, the final scene introduced us to Ted's wife-to-be. Say hello to the Mother, or "Girl With the Yellow Umbrella" as she's billed in the credits. The character name isn't yet another fakeout -- a CBS rep confirms to Zap2it that she is, in fact, the woman Ted has been telling us about for eight years.The actress' name is Cristin Milioti. She's a Tony nominee this year for her work in the musical "Once." You may also know her from an episode of "30 Rock" ("TGS Hates Women") where she played the Sarah Silverman-esque writer/comedian Abby Flynn, or from a few episodes of "The Sopranos" in which she played Johnny Sack's daughter.PICS: The women in Ted's 'HIMYM' journeyIt's great that the audience finally got to...



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