Ted and Mary are likely connected. Mary and Ted were in Latin America at the same time. Mary was in Germany at some point and Ted has german memorabilia, he wore a vintage german doctor’s costume when handing out candy (from a dish that looked like Ali reaching from the grave incidentally)
Ted has mentioned having a divorce lawyer, so has had some family likely. I’ve wondered if he is Mr Young and CeCe is really Bethany.
In the dollhouse family Mary is pregnant with Spencer.
Wilden and Cece are twins (Wilden may be the real Charles) Wilden and CeCe often fought like siblings and are the twins from the Halloween story) They loved playing with their dolls and the liars as dolls.
Mona was A in season 1-2. Wilden stole the game in season three. His texts were signed “-A”, CeCe tried to steal it from Wilden and began using the A persona as “Kisses -A”. CeCe killed Wilden (or they faked it using the masks) and CeCe stole the game from Wilden. This is evidenced by the text while the liars passed his body “your mine now, kisses A.
After CeCe is killed by either Wilden, or they again faked her death and took the name of AD.
Much of the story has gone back to Radley and the church, time and time again. If Mary and Ted have a history so much of the storyline would make sense.
Ted Daniel, Milford Graves, Frank Lowe, Juma Sultan, Noah Howard, James DuBoise, unknown, Sam Rivers, and Ali Abuwi outside Studio We, 1973.
In the late 1960s and 1970s, with New York City’s socioeconomic scaffolding rickety and near collapse, abandoned industrial spaces in Lower Manhattan were buttressed by artists. Painters, appropriators, and sculptors converted nineteenth-century sweatshops into studios, and dance-happy DJs turned these same buildings into the first cathedrals of disco.
One of the most fecund, though least documented, scenes was chiseled out by jazz musicians, most young, black, and with eclectic leanings. These post-Coltrane free players, and free thinkers — shunned by a mainstream in the midst of commodifying the “counterculture” — lived, rehearsed, and performed in these loft spaces, usually in or around Soho.
The movement, and the music, became known as “loft jazz,” an iffy if not outright divisive term. Was it a style? A genre? An ideology? An attitude? Many of the musicians found the phrase confining, despite the high ceilings, while others saw possibility. (Ah, low rents as creative enabler!)
This show is mathematical! I was a huge fan of the short, and now I think it’s become one of the best shows being made today. I’ve got a half colored, poster size version of this sitting on my pc, but I’m taking a break from it for a little while to do other things, so I’m throwing the lines up here for now as a checkpoint. Feel free to color it if you like, just credit me in the description.
(cue Yellow Umbrella Scene – everything else didn’t happen idc what you’re saying)
Ted: And that was how I met your mother
Penny: That’s all? Why did you have to tell us that story anyway?
Luke: That was definitely a way to talk about Aunt Robin, wasn’t it? Did Uncle Barney do something again?
Ted: *raise an eyebrow* You really don’t remember the date, do you?
Ted: It’s your mom’s death anniversary.
Ted: And we’re meeting with the gang. Your Aunt Robin’s coming home.
(cue them going to the grave, Ted talking to the grave and saying “Hey, Trace, I’ve told the kids every story I’ve told you. They’re still not as good at listening as you. God, I miss you.”
Robin announcing her and Barney finally adopting because work is much more easy now that they’re this old. Barney telling the grave how Tracy helped him so much, how talking to her changed his life so much, how he’s so thankful he met her. They miss her, he’d say. They will always miss her.
Lily and Marshall bringing their youngest child Glen and talking about how Aunt Tracy was the one who made a new lullaby for Daisy and Glen. How the kids’ favorite cookies was a recipe from Aunt Tracy.
Then fade away to the gang sitting at the porch with one empty seat beside Ted. They all stare at that seat, then flashback to the first time they sat there together.
The final shot is Ted at Tracy’s grave. He leaves yellow flowers and it starts to rain. He pops open the yellow umbrella and stabs it into the ground to cover her headstone. As he walks away, there is a slow montage of Ted/Tracy in love.