“How I Met Your Mother” has recently had its final episode, and one would hope that the ending would leave fans satisfied. But it would seem that the show has rubbed many of its fans the wrong way. So wrong that they have launched a petition to get a different ending.

Before I get into the article, let me state that this article will be laden with spoilers for the ending. If you haven’t seen the ending and don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t read the rest of this article. If you’re still reading, then here goes.

The series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” revealed that Ted (Josh Radnor) does marry the titular Mother (Cristin Milioti), but the kicker is that The Mother dies! It’s only after her death that Ted realizes that his true love is Robin (Cobie Smulders).

Many fans are so outraged that a Change.org petition has been created to order CBS to create an alternate ending. So far, it’s nearly reached its goal of 10,000 supporters, so one has to wonder what CBS and the show’s writers are going to do. The cynical thing to think is that nothing is going to get changed–since this is how the team wanted the story to play out, that’s what happened. But good luck to all the supporters; let’s hope they can get some kind of closure from CBS instead of having the end of their favorite shows become just another finale to join the Graveyard of Anger-Inducing Finales.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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