‘How I Met Your Mother’ Mom Revealed

    "The Ashtray" -- When Ted (Josh Radnor, center) receives an unexpected call from The Captain, the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Feb. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Alyson Hannigan (left) and Cobie Smulders (right) Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS © 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    There’s still one more season to go on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, but the show started its final countdown Monday night with the introduction of the now famous “mother” after eight seasons and 184 episodes. Spoiler alert: she’s a totally new character, so all those Robin-Ted fans should start crying now. “The whole idea is that Ted’s never seen this woman before, so it better feel that way to the audience,” said series co-creator Craig Thomas. On Monday night’s episode, Ted met the future love of his life, played by Cristin Milioti, at a Long Island Rail Road station as she purchased a ticket to the fictional Farhampton.

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