I want to make this post on Tracy and Max because very very very few people are talking about their significance to the story, and why we needed to learn about Max even though he had very little to do with the plot of the show (or so it seemed).
"You see kids, right from the moment I met your mom I knew, I have to love this woman as much as I can, as long as I can, and I can never stop loving her for a second, I carried that lesson through every stupid fight we ever had, 5 am Christmas morning, every sleepy Sunday afternoon, through every speedbump, every pang of jealousy or uncertainty that came. I carried that lessons with me. And I carried it with me the day she got sick, even then in what can be called the worst, all I could do was thank God, thank every God there is or ever was or ever will be or the whole universe or anyone I could possibly thank." -Ted Mosby-