It was a panel of beginnings and endings as the team behind How I Met Your Mother hosted their first panel to preview the CBS comedy's upcoming final season.
"It feels really sad to say goodbye. We love the fans so much," co-creator and executive producer Craig Thomas said Saturday during the show's packed Comic-Con session. "This is for you guys. This is our thank you to you guys and our appreciation to you." Added co-creator and executive producer Carter Bays: "Season 9 is going to be beautiful and funny and dramatic and awesome, and I think it's going to be the appropriate end to the story."