It was all tears and sad smiles as the script was read for the final episode of How I Met Your Mother.
“Read the HIMYM series finale script on the treadmill at the gym this morning,” tweeted Josh Radnor, who plays series standout Ted Mosby. “People probably thought that was sweat in my eyes. Suckers.” A show insider told Us Weekly that the cast planned to have the final table read that afternoon. “I expect a few tears,” the source said.
And Radnor wasn’t the only one to shed some tears. At the final table read for the show’s finale, the source told Us, “Everyone was tearing up. It’s a great last episode, people are feeling really good about it. Cobie [Smulders] was next to Neil [Patrick Harris], Alyson [Hannigan] was next to Jason [Segel], everybody was sharing sad smiles. Everybody has lived with these characters for so long.”
How I Met Your Mother, which is currently in its ninth and final season, follows the life of Mosby (Radnor), who tells his daughter and son about his adventures living in New York and how he eventually met their mother.
The one-hour series finale will air March 31.