'How I Met Your Father' Season 2: Showrunner Elizabeth Berger spills the beans on Jess and Sophie

'How I Met Your Father' Season 2: Showrunner Elizabeth Berger spills the beans on Jess and Sophie
Hilary Duff as Sophie and Christopher Lowell as Jesse in 'How I Met Your Father' (Hulu)

Spoilers ahead for the latest season of 'How I Met Your Father'

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The iconic MacLaren's Pub, the apartment above the bar and a group of close-knitted friends got a makeover in the 'How I met Your Father'. A spinoff of 'How I Met Your Mother', the ongoing sitcom has seen several similarities with its mother show, and even featured iconic cameo moments from the original show as well. During the recent episode, the main will-they, won't-they storyline of Jess and Sophie got a sweet, yet cryptic surprise update and the showrunners, in a recent interview opened up about Jess moving on from Sophie.

'How I Met Your Father' is created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger and stars Hilary Duff as Sophie, Christopher Lowell as Jesse, Francia Raisa as Valentina, Suraj Sharma as Sid, Tom Ainsley as Charlie, Tien Tran as Ellen, Kim Cattrall as Future Sophie, Ashley Reyes as Hannah, Josh Peck as Drew, Leighton Meester as Meredith, Stony Blyden as Jasper and Aby James as Rachel.


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'Transition into friend mode'

Season 2 has been a whirlwind of roller coaster emotions for all the main characters in the show and the recent episode has left fans on a cliffhanger. During a recent conversation with TV Line, showcreator Berger was asked whether Jesse was moving on from Sophie. Berger answered that Jess is currently in a transition period of being Sophie's friend at this point as both have tried their hands into being in a relationship which did not work out. 


"Jesse is trying to transition into friend mode at this point. I think he feels like they’ve tried it, it didn’t work, it’s time to move on. But he still has such a fondness for Sophie and cares about her so deeply that when he hears that this is an important thing to her, he instinctively, immediately wants to be there for her, but I think that’s coming more from a place of a loving friend than anything else," she said.



The Star-Crossed Relationship?

In the mid-season finale of season 2, titled 'Daddy', Valentina finds a poem that Jess has written for Sophie, expfressing his love for her. Though Jess tells Valentina that he does not want to make any bad decision that would potentially ruin things with Sophie, it is evident that Jess still has feelings for her. On the other hand, Sophie is trying to look into herself and her irrational behaviour, discussing it with the 'How I met Your Mother' veteran Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris). After a heart-to-heart conversation with Barney, Sophie decides to track down her father. As Sophie is setting out to find her father, things between Jess and Sophie might be delved into in the potential third season.   



The recent episodes of season 2 of 'How I met Your Father' is currently available to stream on Hulu. Season 2 will return on May 23, 2023.

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