Just two days later, and we're still reeling that 'How I Met Your Mother' finally dropped the big bombshell and introduced us to the mother (Cristin Milioti) in season 8 finale "Something New." With only one season remaining however, how will the series bring us to the titular meeting, and who might encounter the bride-to-be before Ted himself? Find out who else meets the mother in 'How I Met Your Mother' season 9 inside!

After eight long years, the mother of 'How I Met Your Mother' was finally revealed to us in Monday's season finale, kicking off a big change that will take us through “the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever" in season 9. We know Cristin Milioti's mother character will have an integral role in the final season, but how might she come to meet the gang around Ted, when we don't even know her name?

According to TVLine, CBS president Nina Tassler confirms that not only will the entire season take place over the course of the wedding weekend, but “each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does.”

Of course, that isn't to say that scenes, or even entire episodes might not cut away from the wedding to a future date, or a more classic 'How I Met Your Mother' dynamic, but we'll keep an open mind about the final year after Monday's big reveal.

Well, what say you? Are you excited to see how the cast gets to know the mother before Ted does? Give us your predictions for the ninth and final season of 'How I Met Your Mother' below, after the video!

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