In 8x04 “Who Wants To Be A Godparent?”, Ted, Robin, and Barney have to envision how they would raise Marvin if Lily and Marshall died. Except… none of the futures they envision actually happen. So how can we take this episode seriously?
The writers really need to stop stalling and give us more hints on The Mother slash decide if season 9 is happening.
Also: Showing us Ted’s kids was a huge cop-out this episode. Grr so many issues.