So… I have no words. In one of the funnier episodes I’ve seen in awhile, it took a very sad turn in the final scene. Marshall’s dad died. I expect there to be differences of opinions on the quality of this episode. I even find myself torn on whether or not to say this was a truly awesome episode (seasons 1/2 reminiscent) or it totally went too far for this type of genre.
If you’ve been watching HIMYM, you know that a big theme this season and part of last was the idea of Marshall and Lily trying to get pregnant. They made a pact that as soon as they saw Barney‘s doppleganger, they would be free to start their family. And they thought they had… until this episode, where ANOTHER doppleganger of Barney’s showed up.
Throughout the entire episode where Lily and Marshall were trying to figure out if they were fertile enough to have children, Lily insisted that Barney be in her doctor’s room so she could be sure that her doctor and Barney were two different people. They were. And it was hysterical.
But what killed me, was the final scene. Marshall was trying to call his dad with great news, as he’d always done, and his dad didn’t answer. Lily pulled up in a cab with sad eyes and explained to Marshall that his dad had a heart attack and didn’t make it. Heartbreaking.
What I absolutely LOVE about Alyson Hannigan is that when she cries, the whole world will cry because she’s just. that. good.
As a side note, during season 4 of BtVS, there is a special feature on the dvd where Joss Whedon talks about Willow and her breakup with Oz which was heartbreaking. He goes on to say that he loves Alyson and loves to make her cry, because when she cries, EVERYONE cries.
ANYway… I’m still in a state of shock. I still don’t know how to feel about this episode. Perhaps more will come to light later in the season.
What are your thoughts? Did you think it was the right move for the show, or did it take a much too serious turn?