'How I Met Your Mother' spoilers: Robin ranks Ted's exes in 'Sunrise'
At "How I Met Your Mother's" final TCA press tour session in mid-January, co-creator Craig Thomas noted that a bunch of former recurring guest stars would return before the series ends in March.
What he didn't say was that a very large chunk of them would all show up in Monday's (Feb. 3) episode, "Sunrise." But a lot -- no, really, a lot -- of familiar faces will be back.
At the end of the previous, Mother-centric episode, a still-drunk Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) snuck out of Ted's (Josh Radnor) hotel room while Ted was on the balcony listening to his future wife (Cristin Milioti) sing "La Vie en Rose." In "Sunrise," Ted and Robin (Cobie Smulders) go out in search of the missing groom, only to wind up talking about reminiscing about his past girlfriends, as you can see in the video above.
It's not just talk, either. Ashley Williams (Victoria) and Abby Elliott (Jeanette) are listed as guest stars, so expect flashbacks to those relationships. Sarah Chalke is also appearing as Stella -- and co-creator Carter Bays says her appearance will resolve a thread from the season premiere in which Ted went to Los Angeles to see her in search of Robin's missing locket. Given the setting, is this the time Ted springs the surprise on Robin?
Maybe, maybe not. There's certainly a romantic look to these photos from the episode, and Ted has rarely been one to let the opportunity for a grand gesture, even an ill-advised one, slide. But the last picture, with the sun now all the way up, suggests a more platonic outcome.
As for Barney? Yeah, you probably already have an idea where he ends up.
Also of note: CBS says Monday's episode will also feature Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) working through their issues. Bill Fagerbakke is listed among the guest stars, so a flashback to Marvin Sr. also seems pretty likely.
"How I Met Your Mother" airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT Monday on CBS.
Photo/Video credit: CBS
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