Even though Barney and Robin are going to get married on “How I Met Your Mother” eventually (as we saw during the season finale), don’t expect them to get together right away. As a matter of fact, Cobie Smulders’ character is going to have another love interest before they even get back together.
Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Craig Thomas says that there will be one more boyfriend for Robin before she and Robin get back together — and much of the mystery now is going to be surrounding how she and Barney decide to go down this road again:
“We’re going to introduce a new love interest for Robin right away … It’s not going to be Barney and Robin together immediately, because they’re too tangled up in other things. … We’ll show you how that [new] relationship ends up leading her back to Barney.”
So who will this new love interest be? While there is no official word just yet, there is a major loose end involving Robin’s love life that does need to be tied up — and he is played by Michael Trucco. When the “Fairly Legal” actor guest-starred for an episode back in season 6, we were informed via Ted’s narration that we would be seeing him again in the future — and while we don’t know how much time Trucco will have in his schedule, the time seems to be now for something to happen.
This past season, Robin clearly had some feelings still left over for Barney — but she tried to move forward with Kal Penn’s Kevin, only to see it fall apart at the last minute when he realized that he wanted kids, and Robin wasn’t able to have them.
Do you want to see Trucco back next season, or are you hoping for someone new?