Tonight I finally got back around to watching the “Time Travelers” episode of How I Met Your Mother. On some level, it’s the season eight version of “Symphony of Illumination,” but this one is for Ted. The through-line conceit is interesting and outlandish, and then it kicks you in the gut when the big reveal finally takes place. In some ways, it’s the last “normal” episode of the series, as things really move into high-gear, series resolution mode afterwards.
The episodes post-script is a nice musical number starring all of the “title-tracked” characters: versions of Ted and Barney from three different time periods. It’s a nice, happy moment after the big reveal’s gut punch. I might have shared it before. If I have, it’s definitely worth sharing again.