“How I Met Your Mother” is going to tease us this week with a new episode, then take next week off before returning again the last week in April. And the show also seems to be teasing us about something else: a perhaps-imminent coupling of Barney and Robin.
This is just speculation on my part, but after viewing the video below — called “BRo Love” (the B and R stand for Barney and Robin, natch), it’s a montage of all the romantic, semi-romantic and out-of-context nice stuff involving the two characters — it’s not hard to think that “HIMYM” is headed toward something like that in the near future.
That aspect of the show has taken a bit of a back seat to other storylines of late — in fact, we haven’t seen or heard much about it since Barney’s TV-smashing, misinterpreted “I love you” escapades back in January. Even the CBS logline for this week doesn’t say anything about them — instead, it’s all about Ted starting his own architecture firm: “When Ted loses his job and decides to form his own architectural firm out of his apartment, he hires an intern to help get his company off the ground, but the intern gets too close for comfort with some of Ted’s friends.”
But I can’t help but wonder what the show is building toward, particularly in the light of co-creator Carter Bays’ comments last month that he and his fellow writers had already come up with the “dramatic climax” to the Barney-Robin story. I don’t know if something will happen this week, but it has to be coming, right?
Check out the video and then weigh in: Where do you think Robin and Barney are headed?