Daddy’s coming home.
Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris‘ highly anticipated encore as How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney Stinson will take place during How I Met Your Father‘s two-episode midseason finale, which will consist of Episodes 10 and 11 and drop Tuesday, March 28.
In Part 1 of the midseason finale, titled “I’m His Swish,” while Sophie and Val battle over who gets the apartment for date night, Jesse, Sid and Charlie, all thrown by Robert’s smoldering good looks, attempt to take better care of themselves. Then in Part 2, titled, ahem, “Daddy,” Sophie spends the weekend at Robert’s country house, while the rest of the gang celebrates Lost & Found Box Day at Pemberton’s.
Afterwards, HIMYF will take a two-month break, before Season 2 resumes on Tuesday, May 23. Weekly episode drops will culminate in another double-episode finale, streaming July 11. (As previously reported, the finale was filmed before a live studio audience — a first for the How I Met… franchise.)
Harris first reprised Barney in a Season 2 premiere cameo. In the episode, Future Sophie began to tell her son the story of how she hit “rock bottom.” We then cut back to the present timeline — albeit later in the year — to find 30-year-old Soph driving through the suburbs, frantically trying to make contact with Lori. “Mom, please call me back,” she said. “I think I’m dating my dad!” Distracted, she got into a fender bender. She got out to assess the damage, and that’s when viewers learned that the vehicle she dinged belonged to the “Barnacle.”
The sequel series followed up the NPH teaser with a cameo by fellow HIMYM vet Alexis Denisof, who appeared as newsman Sandy Rivers in the Feb. 20 episode — more on that here.
Keep scrolling for a new photo from the midseason finale, then hit the comments with your hopes for Barney’s comeback.
This is a cute little show, I get that it will never be how I met your mother, but how I met your mother also took a few seasons of sucking before becoming the classic it is.
There’s some good bones here and am looking forward to 2b
That sounds a bit predictable. I’m guessing she goes to go to Roberts country house, sees a photo of her mom, panics, leaves, and then crashes into Barney.
Kind of annoyed that they teased Barney so far in advance. I would’ve watched anyway, but it gives the impression that they were trying to use that anticipation to keep people watching rather than the content.
Sadly the show is flailing with characters that are truly hard to care about. So…yes. .that is exactly why Barney’s return has been promoted so early.
We have really enjoyed this show! Honestly one of our favorite shows of the week. Nothing groundbreaking, but really enjoyable to watch!
The show is okay but not great like the original.
I cringe to say this.. but it is a far, far off copy of the original series. The cast is wonderful but I have yet to really care or root for any of the characters – or frankly care about their happy endings. I watch because of the cast and my love for the original series. I hope for improvement as it continues.
My feelings aren’t as strong as they were in season 1, but I’m still really enjoying it and was not prepared for next week to be the midseason break. But! At least it’s a short break
Looking forward to the rest of the season! Really been enjoying it