The identity of the father won’t be the only mystery left unsolved now that Hulu has cancelled How I Met Your Father after two seasons.
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In the wake of the How I Met Your Mother sequel series’ untimely demise, TVLine has compiled a list of burning questions that the Hilary Duff-led Hulu comedy never had the chance to answer — some of which date back to HIMYM‘s final season.
Keep scrolling to review them all, then hit the comments and let us know which unanswered questions trouble you the most.
1. Are Sophie and Jesse endgame?
Whereas Ted had to make it rain for Robin, Sophie had to brave a hurricane to confront Jesse and tell him how she felt. They shared an “absolutely perfect kiss” outside Pemberton’s in the Season 2 finale — not unlike Ted and Robin’s passionate embrace in HIMYM‘s Season 1 finale — but now we’ll never know if these crazy kids wind up together.
2. How does Sophie wind up in possession of the lost portrait?
A cab drove off with Sophie’s print of Jesse… so how does it wind up in her future living room? And was it just as important to the central mystery of HIMYF as the yellow umbrella was to the central mystery in HIMYM?
3. Are Sid and Hannah never, ever getting back together?
A devastated Sid broke things off with his wife… but were they definitely headed toward divorce? Or would this be a temporary separation, like when Marshall and Lily called off their engagement at the end of HIMYM Season 1?
4. Does Sid have a thing for Sophie?
Hannah suspected something went down between Sid and Soph — and we can’t say we’re surprised. Those two definitely had chemistry.
5. Will Sophie and Ian ever have good timing?
Timing is everything… and Soph and Ian always had terrible timing. But we have to assume they’d eventually date. He was, after all, one of five potential baby daddies.
6. Are Val and Charlie endgame?
Future Sophie revealed that Val and Charlie have a son named Alex. There’s even a photo! But that doesn’t necessarily mean Val and Charlie wind up together.
7. When does Charlie change his mind about having kids?
Toward the end of Season 2, Charlie made clear to Val that he still didn’t see children in his future. Eventually, he’ll have a change of heart.
8. Does Sophie hook up with Charlie?
Charlie is one of five potential dads, so it’s possible that he and Soph eventually hook up. But unless Soph and Val share a baby daddy, we’re gonna assume Charlie is not the father.
9. Will Drew ever catch a break?
First his father goes to prison, then Sophie breaks his heart. And we just know Val is going to do the same. Will the lovelorn vice principal ever find true happiness?
10. What’s the deal with Goliath?
Both Sophie and Ellen are employed by Goliath Corp., which may or may not be the parent company of Goliath National Bank. “Nothing we do in that respect is accidental, but it’s too early to say if there is a bigger connection going on there,” HIMYF co-creator Elizabeth Berger previously told TVLine — and now we’ll never know for sure.
11. When does Sandy Rivers get cancelled?
During HIMYM Season 9, Ted revealed that Sandy’s workplace misconduct would eventually catch up with him and end his news career in America. But our narrator never said when Sandy would be exiled and forced to find work in Moscow — and he was still employed by World Wide News when he resurfaced in HIMYF Season 2.
12. Will Sophie meet any more of the MacLaren’s gang?
We know Josh Radnor and Jason Segel were down to clown as Ted and Marshall. And we can’t imagine Alyson Hannigan would’ve passed up the chance to reprise Lily — especially after her real-life husband Alexis Denisof reprised Sandy.
The sequel series also could’ve afforded us more time with Cristin Milioti’s Tracy — aka the Mother — who would have been alive (at least for a little while longer) in the HIMYF timeline.
13. Could future seasons have changed people’s minds about the HIMYM finale?
When Robin resurfaced in HIMYF‘s Season 1 finale, she was six years removed from her marriage to Barney and eight years away from reuniting with Ted. And she seemed to have some regrets about letting Ted get away. Who’s to say an appearance by a widowed Ted couldn’t have helped change a few minds about HIMYM‘s Ted/Robin endgame?
14. Would HIMYF mirror the HIMYM finale?
In the end, Tracy was dead. Would the sequel series have revealed that the father of Sophie’s college-aged son was also deceased?
15. Who was the father?
Naturally, this one stings the most. Alas, we were no closer to an answer at the end of Season 2 than we were at the end of Season 1.
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