Cristin Millioti seemingly debunks ‘HIMYM’ “The Mother is dead” theory. | THR
The video was shot the day before shooting the final episode. She doesn’t seem like she’s lying, but she could be doing a very good job of misleading everybody. Last week’s episode very, very heavily hinted at the Mother being dead or dying, so much so that it would be hard to ignore are be as surprised as she is. Hmm.
I’ve heard that theory tons of times, but I highly doubt it’s true. First off, the kids were so annoyed when future Ted sat them down to tell them. They would definitely have memories of her (since they were children in the 9x18 flash-forward) which would mean that if she died, they would have memories of her dying/death/funeral. There’s no way they would act so petulant about the stories if she were dead.
Also, I think they were actually implying that Ted’s mother had died. He got choked up when she mentioned Robin’s mother and the mother (who really needs a name jeez) rushed to change the topic, but her reaction was more sympathetic than apologetic or even worried. Since she didn’t react until he did, it’s safe to assume that the loss/future loss isn’t affecting her anywhere near as much as him. Not to mention that she didn’t look sick at all.