Different people are important to you in different ways, and by cutting yourself off from everyone and putting all your eggs in one basket you're only setting yourself up for disappointment. It's very hard for one person to fill all your needs.
Call me traditional but I still need sitcoms to make me feel good about life. Sitcoms are why I fell in love with television in the first place and why I continue to wear out my Friends and Full House DVD's regularly.
I believe in love; I know what it's like to have to work hard to find it, to keep it, to cherish it. It's important to celebrate love. And I feel like by treating Ted's relationship with his wife so strangely, the show revealed a coarse understanding of love.
"Bass Player Wanted" opened what I'm hoping will be a door to a different kind of final season, focused on the mother, the gang and the big stuff. It was the last episode of 2013, the midseason finale, and it was lovely.