'How Your Mother Met Me': 'How I Met Your Mother' turns the tables, and it's great

The 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" focused almost solely on the Mother -- down to the opening credits, which retitled the show "How Your Mother Met Me." A lot of things could have gone wrong with the episode -- and a couple did -- but thanks to a knockout performance from Cristin Milioti, it worked really well.The biggest potential pitfall lay in depicting Ted and the Mother's near-misses as just a series of zany coincidences, a low-rent "Sliding Doors" that invested no emotional weight in the Mother's story. Fortunately, that didn't happen, and we learned a great deal about the Mother and why she is where she is in the process.It can't be said enough how well Milioti handled the emotional scenes, particularly the moment where she asked her late boyfriend if it would be OK to let him go, finally, nearly eight years after his death. Coupled with her performance of...



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