When you look back at the wedding that was teased at the end of “How I Met Your Mother” season 8, then you already know that it is hardly a spoiler for us to sit here and say that Barney and Robin are going to be getting back together at some point within the coming season. The challenge for the producers is therefore going to shift to something else: trying to figure out how this can happen in a way that is also exciting and / or crazy to watch.
So what does executive producer Craig Thomas have in mind? Of course, he is at the moment not saying too much; however, he did share the following tidbit as a part of a new interview with TVLine:
“I think we’ve come up with a fun, weirdly appropriate way to reunite them in a whole new way that I hope everyone will like … It’s sort of a weird way to get them back together, but it’s really fun.”
In some ways, we actually feel as though the latter part of Thomas’ statement is some sort of weird microcosm for the actual series as a whole. There are a good many things that happen that are unexpected and a little strange, and the way in which the show finds humor in them and turns them into something that is a life-changing moment is pretty magical. Unfortunately, there is a limitation that Thomas and his fellow showrunner Carter Bays are going to be working with this year: the fact that the show’s last season may or may not be this year. It’s hard enough trying to map and plan out a season when you know whether or not you are coming back; how do you plan one out instead with two potential endings? In one scenario, we’ll finally learn who is the mother; in the other, we’ll likely have to wait another year.
Since it is a given that Barney and Robin will hook up again, let’s ask this: how do you want to see them together? If you want to see some more of the latest casting, all you have to do is click here or on the image below.