thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking since season 2, that Ted has disappeared. It’s been years since he’s been the guy who stole the blue french horn and made it rain, and his decision this week to take someone else’s wedding plans and get married early only proved how far he’s slipped away from his romantic side.

In tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, Ted, obviously, didn’t get married and Stella was finally confirmed not to be the mother. But most importantly, Robin finally put a voice to my regrets about Ted’s character arc.

With Stella gone, we should be treated to another lovely Ted love story someday soon; and, in the meantime, here’s hoping that Robin’s honest words will remind Ted how to be the guy he once was.