‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 8, episode 10 preview: Robin held captive

Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie SmuldersWe have one final sneak peek to share from Monday night’s all-new “How I Met Your Mother” season 8 episode, and on this occasion, the focus is placed almost squarely on what happens when Robin tries to understand just what is going on inside of Barney’s head … at least courtesy of trying to snatch up his coveted playbook.

So is Robin really successful in this quest? Far from it. The start of the video below showcases her in a mad scramble to try to find a secret compartment holding the book, and instead she simply ends up finding a few other of Barney’s “prized possessions” (including the Bro Code and a signed book courtesy of David Lee Roth). Just when she is how on the trail, though, Barney walks in and starts to engage in a phone conversation with Patrice that suggests one thing and one thing only: he’s not planning to leave his apartment anytime soon.

Here is the question that we have after watching this clip: is Barney aware of there being a stowaway inside of his apartment? Some of the specific language that he uses seems to suggest so, and this could all be a part of some sort of elaborate plan to just force Cobie Smilders’ character into admitting how she really feels. This is turning out to be quite a difficult proposition; but considering that the episode airing following this one is entitled “The Final Page,” we are already starting to think as though a solution is coming up soon.

What do you think are Barney’s intentions with Patrice: is this all a trick, or do you think he is genuinely interested in being with Patrice after all of his other failed romances? If you want to watch another sneak peek from the episode, you can do so here.

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