One thing that I can say is that How I Met Your Father examines nuances of life in a way that makes me think about life. There is a way that we perceive things, but it doesn’t mean that it’s reality. It means that it’s the way that we see things and everyone has their own way of looking at things.
Sophie and Valentina are helping Ellen get ready for her new job and they are happy for her. Happy for her because she’s in New York and she’s living her best life. She’s got her dream job, she’s feeling herself, she’s got confidence.
They’ve been in New York longer and things haven’t happened that easily for them. The two have a girl that they met in college, Deirdre, that they spend time with only when they feel bad about their lives. It’s really sad, but also, as a female I know that there are quite a few of us that do things like this. Yes, we’re aware that it’s a shitty thing, but also – back off.
They two of them reach out out to Deirdre, who says that she can’t meet up. She has a book reading to go to and the two think that means like an open mic night. So, they decide to go out and support, but when they get there, they realize that Deirdre had followed through on something she had said. She wrote a memoir and it was published.
And well judging by the crowd, there, Deirdre’s book is pretty successful.
It’s all good for them to make fun of her (in their eyes) until they realize that the book is about them. They were her pathetic friends, the ones that they saw when she needed to feel better about her life. The three barb on the stage, them exposing her as a fraud – being as she talked about the fact that she’d detoxed from being toxic.
What the hard part here is to watch as Sophie and Valentina argue with Deirdre, they laugh when she’s cancelled. I do understand that it’s a television show, but in todays world, cancel culture is a serious thing and destroying someone for the sake of destroying them. It just feels ill timed and well, wrong.
I love Sophie and Valentina and know that this is a show about growth an mistakes. I am fully aware that they are making mistakes. But it’s her laughing in the future that makes me overthink this and not really feel like they learned anything.
ELLEN AND THE CEILING
Ellen has made her way to work and decides to take the stairs after a security guard tells her that elevators are small and a bunch of people rush into one. Let me just warn anyone who comes to New York this – stairwells have a tendency to lock and so you need to make sure that you can get out. Ellen can’t and then gets herself locked in a janitors closet after taking the stairs to the 51st floor.
Wanting to achieve the things that she has set out for, Ellen decides that the best thing to do would be to get into the ceiling vents and crawl her way out. Ultimately, this leads to her falling through the ceiling in the board room.
I want to love this show and mostly I do. I just don’t like that Ellen is always the subject of fodder because she’s not a joke. She doesn’t have to be the joke all the time.
While I don’t want ultra serious all the time, I would love seeing Ellen and Jesse together. She did move to NY to be with her brother, but I feel like they are never together.
Charlie isn’t now and nor has he ever been one of my favorite characters. He feels like he’s forced. Well, at least it has felt that way and this episode still continues to feel that way. I just feel like he’s another character that they aren’t sure of what to do with.
Charlie may be moving on, but I don’t think that any of us can fault him for that. What I do think is that he is trying to be something he’s not – a one night stand kind of guy. He’s read that Derek Jeter used to send gift baskets the day after a one night stand to the women that he slept with. Therefore, that’s what he decides to do.
Sid tries to tell him that this is a myth, but Charlie doesn’t believe that. What he believes Jeter did gets him in trouble, when the girl he sent it to believes he sent it because he likes her.
This is the way I look at it – Charlie is hurting and he wants to move forward, but he is doing it the wrong way. He’s suppressing who he is.
This is normal.
This is a right of passage for people – figuring out who you are.
Charlie is allowed to grieve and is allowed to figure out who he is. He just needs to make sure deliveries aren’t coming when he can get caught. He’s also gotta be explicit about what he wants. Leading people on – it isn’t okay.
MEREDITH AND JESSE
Can we all agree that Meredith is the worst and she should go away? Cause she truly should. She’s the worst. Everything with her is about getting ahead. Everything with her is about her career.
She truly doesn’t love Jesse and it’s the worst to see him follow her around like a puppy.
She wants to announce that they are together and do a video with the two of them talking about being back together. However, she takes control and treats Jesse like he’s not there. Sid sees it and it’s taking everything that he has to keep his mouth shut.
I think that Jesse knows that Meredith isn’t the best person for him. I think he knows that this isn’t the best situation for him, but he wants so desperately to be loved. That’s the loneliest place to be. He knows he fucked things up with Sophie and is reacting.
But he’s doing that by pushing other people away when they tell him the truth. He reacts badly when Sid does.
Jesse wants people to support his relationship, but the thing is, his friends are being genuine when they are honest. He may be pissed at Sid and telling Sid not to come to his shows, but I don’t believe that he means that. I think that Jesse is mad because he knows that Jesse is right.
And it’s very painful – the truth. The truth is a scary thing to have to face.
How I Met Your Father is streaming now on Hulu.