Fans who really wanted "How I Met Your Mother" to end a different way will get their wish on the show's series DVD set.
"If you didn't like the finale, I guess that happens," creator Carter Bays writes. "We tried something and it didn't connect with you. I hope we're still friends."
In late March, Bays writes, he and Thomas sat in an editing room "trying to decide between two very different endings."
"We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series. We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too," he says, so it's going on the DVD box set (which, incidentally, is packaged to look like Barney's Playbook).