If there is truly one thing that we all have learned in life is that timing truly is everything. It’s something that as much as we try to manipulate it or use it – timing is a matter of fate and sometimes fear.
Why do I say fear? Because the thing is a lot times the timing is there in life, but the fear of it working out or not working out is there and more prevalent.
Last episode of How I Met Your Father ended and I was angry. I was angry thinking that Jesse was going to choose Meredith and no show up for Sophie. I was angry that the guy that we all thought was good was turning out to be an asshole. I was jumping to assumptions. Or was I?
Because Jesse showed up. He was late and he didn’t text, but he showed up. He was honest with Sophie as to why he was late and what he was feeling. But he was genuinely happy to be there with her. It hasn’t been long that they’ve known each other, but from the first moment these two met, one has to admit that there was an immediate connection.
And that connection leads them to falling into bed. Which I am not shaming, I am applauding. These two have such a great connection you know that sex was over the top great. And yes, I am aware that they are fictional characters, but if they were real, he would have made her neck pop back and her knees buckle.
And that’s a testament to the actors, because they make you believe that a love/lust/want like that could be real. And they make you think about how you should be honest with your feelings. Just know that sometimes feelings may freak the other person out.
And that’s exactly what Jesse does. He scares Sophie, because he talks in his sleep and says that he loves her.
Sophie hasn’t had the easiest life and love is something that scares her. It terrifies her, even if it is something that she has desperately been searching for. So she does what she thinks she needs to do – she pushes Jesse away.
And later that day, before her show, she heads over to explain to him what happened and talk about that sleep comment. But for Jesse, it’s okay. He doesn’t get why she is freaked, but also doesn’t understand why loving her would be a bad thing.
It’s not, but things get worse when he tells Sophie that he gave up touring with Meredith for her. And she doesn’t even know what to say to that. She’s afraid – you can see it all over her face. She doesn’t know what to think with someone giving up things for her, because she’s never had that in her life.
She’s never had someone willing to do that for her, so I think that is part of what scared her so much. And she leaves, pushing him away and heads to a bar. Where she runs into Robin (yes, we’re getting a How I Met Your Mother character here).
It’s kinda crazy that Robin has become the voice of reason when we all know she wasn’t that in her show. But her giving Sophie a dose of reality is what she needs. Reminding her that just because the past was a certain way doesn’t mean that’s her future.
But when Sophie gets the courage to go back upstairs and talk to Jesse, it’s too late. He’s already called Meredith and is kissing her. I love Jesse, but at this moment, I do not like him. He coulda just gone on tour, he doesn’t need to stick his tongue down her throat.
Seeing Sophies heart break, that broke me.
But Sophie isn’t the only person with a lot going on. Val and Charlie are sleeping when Ellen comes home with a cat. She found this cat outside and all I can think is why the fuck would you pick up a cat on the streets of New York.
But Charlie and Ellen are talking. She thinks she screwed up her interview and that nothing is going right for her. Charlie tells her that Valentina said that she wants kids and he admits, he doesn’t.
Both Charlie and Ellen have been such whatever characters, I was glad to see them move more front and center this episode. It’s been as if they haven’t been important, but I do like seeing them having a bigger role in this episode.
Charlie has become vulnerable in this moment, though nine times out of ten, he comes across as a pompus asshole. But he really just may not know how to be, because he’s felt alone for most of his life. He doesn’t want kids, because of how he grew up and has always felt alone.
Valentina wakes up and she takes to the cat. The cat loves her. She keeps making comments such as calling the cat a baby and telling it that Mama’s here. The whole thing is making Charlie uncomfortable. So he finally blurts out that he doesn’t want kids.
The look on Valentina’s face is somewhat heartbreaking. She wants everything. Kids, a husband, the career. But that’s not what Charlie wants and for the first time we see these two truly in a state of pain, because they have grown to love each other. They thought there was a future. And you know, this is a deal breaker type of difference that they can’t find a way past.
Ellen goes to get rid of the cat, only to find that the cat is the girl that she made an enemy of in the first episodes. It’s the perfect girl for Ellen and she is excited that she has an in (giving the cat back). It gives her a chance to possibly reignite that relationship.
Sid and Hannah are stressing out over the cost of two weddings. It’s true what they say, money can cause issues. So, these two fight through all of these thoughts and the questions and decide to elope.
Quite honestly, Sid and Hannah eloping made me happy because they were putting too much stress on each other over the wedding plans and costs and everything being long distance. But them eloping is what they feel they needed to do.
I think that Sid and Hannah may not last and yes, I hate to say that. But it’s what I think. But I truly hope that they do.
Everyone shows up to Sophies show – everyone but Jesse. And they let the night be about her. And well, that’s friendship.
But am I sad that this is the way the season ended? Yes and no. Why? Because I feel like it gave us a great set up for a second season, but at the same point, I am so mad at Jesse I want to have some answers.
But hey, that’s part of what has made this show so great.
But the cliffhanger – the big part – Ian is at Sophie’s show. He’s back. And that my friends is what you call a curve ball.