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The How I Met Your Father Character Fans Are Hoping To See More Of In Season 2

The legen—wait for it—dary CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ended in 2014, sparking countless rumors and attempts at starting a spin-off series. Those dreams finally came to fruition in January 2022 when "How I Met Your Father" premiered on Hulu.

The long-awaited gender-swapped series follows hopeless romantic Sophie (Hilary Duff) and her best friend Valentina (Francia Raisa) as they navigate love and heartbreak in New York City. Their new friend group consists of Valentina's boyfriend, Charlie (Tom Ainsley), Jesse, aka Mr. Proposal Fail (Chris Lowell), his roommate Sid (Suraj Sharma), and his estranged adoptive sister Ellen (Tien Tran). Like its predecessor, the story is told by future Sophie (Kim Cattrall) to her off-screen son.

"HIMYF" features several nods to the original series, including a guest appearance from Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) in the Season 1 finale. While some fans are speculating about which "HIMYM" characters might pop up in Season 2, many have expressed interest in seeing more from one of the new main characters.

HIMYF fans want more Ellen in Season 2

"How I Met Your Father" fans are eager to see what's next for the so-called "most successful lesbian named Ellen in the whole world." Viewers on the show's subreddit noticed that Ellen hasn't had many significant storylines or meaningful interactions with the other characters. She has had heartwarming scenes with Jesse and Charlie but barely interacts with Sophie and Valentina.

"She always feels a little outside of the group because we don't see her with the main characters," wrote u/SadCatLady1029. Others pointed out that Ellen is only utilized to deliver a punchline or be talked over by someone else.

"I hope next season they (focus) more on Ellen with the gang and try to gain the flow," said u/Logical_Ad8011. Fans agreed with their post, with u/RyAGP writing that "(Tien Tran) just puts so much enthusiasm into her performance it's hard not to crack a smile," even when her character has little to do.

A simple search of "Ellen" on the subreddit reveals various threads where fans are manifesting a more nuanced storyline than being divorced and down on her luck.

"I feel her uncertainty and truly believed it's a relatable aspect, but it has to be flushed out more so we can see her beyond the quirky, weird persona," said u/cluelessemoji. "Hoping Season 2 fixes that."