One of Barney’s exes and a near-miss of Ted’s will return to “How I Met Your Mother” later this season.
First, Barney: EW reports that Becki Newton will reprise her role as Quinn, the Barnacle’s (Neil Patrick Harris) ex-fiancee, in an episode scheduled to air April 15. Details of her return are being kept quiet, but she and Barney didn’t part on very good terms, so it probably won’t be the happiest reunion.
In the March 18 episode, Jayma Mays (“Glee”) will return to “HIMYM” for the first time since early in Season 1. She’ll once again play Coat Check Girl, who hit it off with Ted in the episode “Okay Awesome” but was never seen again.
Mays’ episode is called “The Time Travelers,” which CBS describes this way: “Future versions of Ted and Barney try to convince Ted to go see Robots Versus Wrestlers [where the gang spotted Ted’s luchador doppelganger at the end of Season 5]. Meanwhile, Marshall challenges Robin to a dance-off.”
So either A) time-traveling Ted and Barney stop by 2005 to check in on Coat Check Girl, or B) Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Marshall (Jason Segel) hold their dance-off at Okay, and CCG still works there. Or C) present-day Ted runs into her again somehow.
Which scenario do you think would work best? And what do you think Quinn will be up to when she returns?