By Michael Ausiello
Updated March 03, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

How I Met Your Mother

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For once, I’m probably not jerking your chain with that title.

How I Met Your Mother co-creator Carter Bays tells me that the sitcom’s central mystery is about to be solved. Or rather, resolved. At least kinda-sorta.

“At the end of the season, we will address the title of our show,” reveals Bays, adding that the last four episodes will feature “big events in the lives of our characters — specifically Ted (Josh Radnor). We’re going to wrap up some things that have been left dangling.”

Translation: I think the M-bomb’s about to be dropped!

Bays wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the revelation (i.e. will the mom actually be ID’d?) or how it might figure into this season’s cliffhanger. “But I will say at the very least that the season will end with a complete sentence,” he teases. “We’ve left some sentence fragments dangling in past seasons, but this year, there will either be a period, a question mark or an exclamation point. We will be giving the audience that.”

Thoughts on what that sentence could be? Do you think we’ll actually meet the mother or just learn more about her? Are you happy the show is getting back to its primary conceit? Sound off below!

Oh, and for more on what lies ahead on your favorite shows, check out this Thursday’s Ask Ausiello, as well as my spoilerific Spring Preview cover story in the next issue of EW (on sale Friday).

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