If you're a fan of How I Met Your Mother who's been dying for Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) to hook up, well, here's good reason to suit up, Stinson-style, and party down: This relationship is "inevitable," according to executive producer Carter Bays.
What's that the kiddies say about the "boo" and the "ya"? Oh, right...boo-ya!
Neil himself told us at last night's Magical Arts Awards that he, too, is a big Robarney fan: "When I watch [Robin and Barney] making out, I get a boner. So I can only assume that the rest of America would follow suit."
Hee. Here's the dish on what else lies ahead for the rest of the HIMYM season...
Barney and Robin Will Happen: We'll finally get to see a real relationship between these two very soon, and it's already on paper! Carter spills: "We've written the dramatic climax of the story, and now we're going back and writing toward it. I'm very excited to eventually get there, but it's also a lot of fun figuring out how to slowly maneuver these characters closer and closer toward the inevitable."
There Will Be Baby Makin'...but No Babies: Despite their real-life pregnancies, Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) will not be having babies anytime soon. Says Bays, "We're going to hold off on that until we have told every last ‘the gang goes to the bar and gets drunk' story we could possibly think of."
Look for Some Mother Clues: "The last few episodes will address the title of the show," Carter teases. "We will be picking up some storylines that may have been dormant for a while, and one of those is Ted's romantic life and his search for the woman who is eventually the mother of his kids." One of the clues that will pop back up is the mysterious yellow umbrella, which Carter says, "will continue to be a part of the show."
Just to set the record straight, despite rumors that Barney has actually been telling the story this whole time, Bays confirms, "The narrator is Ted—he's grown up." That settles that!
What Next? "There's going to be a shift in setting to some degree," Carter reveals of next season. "There's going to be kind of a new world that some of the characters enter, and it'll bring us closer to meeting the mom. It'll also provide sort of a new dynamic for a couple of the characters."
Guest Stars! Coming in the March 30 episode, Danny Glover will make a guest appearance "in an interesting way," according to Carter. "It's not exactly Danny Glover coming on our show, but Danny Glover will appear in the episode." Maybe he'll appear in a movie with Cloris Leachman and Jack Black?
And that's not all: "We're going to see some old favorites come back," Carter says, "people you haven't seen in a while, which will be fun too. But again, that's part of the surprise for the end of the season."
Whom do you want to see come back before the end of the season? Are you excited for the prospect of Robarney?