If you were among the millions upset my the ending of “How I Met Your Mother” then good news! Co-creators of the series, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays announced that they will be putting an alternate ending for the finale on the Season 9 DVD release and the Complete Collection set.
Here’s what Bays had to say (via his Twitter) earlier today:
“First of all I want to say thank you for the lovely messages from everybody who loved the [HIMYM finale]. If you didn’t like the finale, I guess that happens. We tried something and it didn’t connect with you. I hope we’re still friends.
So anyway, here’s a bit of news: 16 days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings. We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series. We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too. We’re going to include that version on the Complete Series DVD as an alternate finale to How I Met Your Mother.”
Thomas had a similar statement prepared, adding,
“There is always a Plan B. We stand by what aired and we are proud of it. But you guys came on such a long journey with us — we want to give you BOTH!”
No word if the set will also include those alleged 18 extra minutes that were cut from the hour-long final episode (although that seems likely).
There is no word on what the alternate ending features but we can assume than it does not end with Ted and Robin together. Or at least it better not.