Neily Baby, I love you to death, but reading this makes me want to gouge my eyes out. This is fucking bullshit. It sounds like some lame ass crap that C&C wrote down and made him recite. I just want to die when I read this shit. Nope I refuse to believe that this is how he really feels about it. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Literally everything he’s saying here contradicts everything NPH has been saying since before this season. I think this is his way of being nice to everyone, since he’s constantly asked publicly about it, he can’t just disappear like Cobie and Jason and not discuss the finale. So I think he’s choosing to play nice and go along with this trainwreck enthusiastically to save face. I do not believe that this is how he really feels. (source)
Neil is an expert liar. Think about it-he’s Barney Stinson, really. He shares so much, personality wise, with Barney that you have to think, what would Barney probably do in this situation? Well, realistically, he’d probably get really angry at Carter and Craig and he and Robin would try to sabotage everything and make their lives miserable, but else would he likely do? He’d lie. He’d lie to protect himself, but he’d probably smash some more TVS or something, or perhaps even Ted’s window- something to that effect, because he’d be so angry underneath and he’d have to conceal it.
That’s what Neil is clearly doing here. Because, I’m sorry, but I will never believe that Neil Freaking Patrick Harris, who has probably had some kind of relational affair with Cobie at some point, DID not absolutely ship Swarkles and want that to be endgame.
That cupcake is an artful one, let’s just put it that way.
Either he was lying then, during all the times he’s said he supported B/R and wanted them to be endgame, or he is lying now. That or he doesn’t care either way and just goes with whatever direction the creators choose. He’s an actor after all, and I doubt that he’s so invested in the story that he’d care that much.
Now, on to what may be a bit of an unpopular opinion, people divorce. Shit like that happens and what you’re gonna do, right? Life gets in the way, marriages are difficult, living with other people is hard. I know it’s a sitcom, and I too was looking for a happy ending for my OTP, but if any two people were going to divorce, it’d be Barney and Robin. Granted, the divorce wouldn’t have been as soon as it was, they’d probably destroy each other completely before they’d settle for a divorce, their friends would probably have to intervene and force them to consider a divorce before they’d go there. It wouldn’t go as smoothly as it did in that sorry excuse for a finale and certainly not for the same reasons, never, not in a million years, for the same reasons. Those reasons were lame and unrealistic. That said, it really bothers me to an unimaginable extent that everyone, NPH included, blame Barney for the divorce and automatically jump the conclusion that “it didn’t work because Barney just isn’t that guy. Barney would never settle down, Barney isn’t cut out marriage etc” when that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It wasn’t Barney’s fault. It was all Robin. Robin’s an emotional wreck. Robin hardly ever did really know what she wanted out of life. Even before that thing aired, I said that if their marriage failed, it would be because of Robin, because she couldn’t handle it, she couldn’t let go of her insecurities, of her own ghosts, not Barney. Barney loved her unconditionally. He loved her when she didn’t deserve it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Robin. She’s my favorite character, I’ve always taken her side, and I refuse to accept what they did to her in their AU-finale, but the divorce was her fault. It had nothing to do with Barney. Barney’s getting slammed again for giving Robin what she wanted, what he thought would make her happy and that infuriates me. I’d love it if all the people involved with the show would lay off of Barney and get Robin off the fucking pedestal they put her and stop worshiping the ground she walks on. Robin’s been the biggest screw-up, and yet everybody acts like it wasn’t Barney who was an undeserving bastard.
Also, that baby storyline was poorly written, poorly executed and overall insulting to anyone with half a brain. I’d like anyone to point me in the direction of any man, any man, who willingly turned his life around and became a responsible, caring father to the offspring of a one-night stand whose name he couldn’t even bother to learn. Oh, for fuck’s sake. Nothing they say will explain the events of that finale in a way that even remotely makes sense, let alone is realistic.
or maybe he liked Swarkles together until he read the ending and thought it made sense?