What we love about How I Met Your Father is that it feels like a show that we can all relate to. It feels like a life that we can all live and a life that is filled with hope, fun, and a million things that are complicated and messy. Life is messy.
But even when life is messy, you have a chance to clean it up. You have a chance to redirect it. You have a chance to change your life.
And that’s what we’re doing here. We’re picking up right where we left off. Sophies show. Everyone’s got a million things going on. Ian’s returned and Sophie is considering dating him. Jesse’s agreed to go on tour with Meredith. Valentina and Charlie let Sid, Hannah, and Ellen know they’d broken up. Sid and Hannah have the worst elopement story ever.
So the group is setting out to make a better story happen for Sid and Hannah and so they are all ready to throw a gathering for them at Sid’s bar.
But, we all know that this is going to be drama. Different levels of drama from different people. But that’s the great thing about having a group of people to be around – they aren’t all the same. We get drawn into this show by the way that they are all different.
We get drawn into the show, because we can see bits of ourselves in others.
Sophie had tried to tell Ian that she was going out with her friends, but he took it as an invite and invited himself along. After all, it sounded like “fun” though he would say that, not knowing what he was walking into.
Jesse doesn’t like seeing Sophie with someone else, but what is he supposed to do? They agreed to be friends, but each one of them based that on a lie versus just telling the truth.
What’s frustrating to me is that this night is supposed to be about Sid and Hannah and of course it’s not. Everyone else is making it about themselves. Do I get that it’s a show? Absolutely. Do I understand that it’s make believe? Absolutely. Am I projecting my own shit? Probably. Sid and Hannah are needing to have a good memory.
But that’s the way that these friends are. They are wrapped up in each others shit and thats what makes them the best of friends. Their memories are what makes them, well… them. And if their memories are about each other and if they are not mixed up in each others lives, then their memories would change. And if they change, then who they are would change.
Things become more complicated when Sophie tells them all to chill – that they need to all chill out. Only, she’s not so chill. She’s spastic. She’s not wanting Ian to know how bad she’s messed things up with other men in her life.
Sophies spent so much time trying to find love, that she is freaking out because she’s screwed up love in the present. At least that’s how she feels. The thing is though, she’s the one freaking out. Then again, she’s not the only one. Meredith is having issues – she’s upset that Jesse is going on tour. After all, she moved across the country to be with her brother.
Valentina and Charlie aren’t doing well either. They’re in charge of making a video of Sid and Hannah, but the two can’t stop being wreckless and end up having sex, taping it. Accidentally editing that into the video and putting it on full display.
At least Sophie isn’t the only one making it just about herself.
Hell even Drew is making it about himself. He’s shown up and is high, drunk, teeth overly whitened, and the spray tan from hell. Drew has made it known that his heart is broken and that he’s not dealing with it well. But that’s not everyone else’s issue, but lord, he’s funny.
It’s amazing to me that Drew even wants to be there. Personally, when people break my heart the only thing that I want is to never have to hear from them again. Like I am so good with pretending that they never existed. Don’t want to see their faces.
What I do love is that what we see over and over again, even when all of these characters are fucking up, is that they are still finding a way to be there for each other. To love each other. To share the good and the bad times.
Nothing is perfect. Nothing comes close to being perfect. But isn’t that the beauty of living in New York, being young, and full of possibilities. It’s making mistakes. It’s running into exes and making shitty choices. It’s being crazy even when you’re looking for sanity.
It’s a million things wrong, even when a million things are going right. It’s meeting people who are going to make you better and people who are going to make it worse. Everything is a ball of chaos and confusion in life. And that’s a crazy thing but a peaceful thing.
Sometimes that chaos involves telling the truth to people who don’t want to hear it. So Sophie having to admit to Jesse that she came back and she saw him with Meredith – kissing – that was too much. He knows that he fucked up. It brings a certain level of chaos to Jesse’s mind and that shit is already chaotic.
Chaos is a right of passage in life. Especially here in New York. Lets see how it all unfolds, but for now, lets slide. It’s electric, after all. 😉
- We’ll take a lot more of Barney in any episode.
- Wait what did Sophie mean about dating her Dad? That took a turn
- Ellen girl – sequining? We had high hopes.
- Where the hell is Sophie that she has a car all of the sudden?