“If you fall for that one, my heart breaks for you, but I’m sorry, you’re a Smoron.” – Robin about Barney’s SNASA playbook entry
Last weeks episode of How I met Your Mother ended with a simple, two-word promise: “Daddy’s home.” And home he is, because tonight, Barney’s back. I won’t say he’s better than ever, because I don’t actually have any quotable lines from this episode, but he’s ripe with the Barneyisms we all love and Barney’s in full form — no pesky Robin scars to make him a changed man.
I couldn’t have been happier with the way this episode unfolded. We had the Bays-Thomas non-linear storytelling, a Barney-centric episode and more catch-phrases than you could fit into, well … a playbook.
Instead of mooning over Robin for several episodes — which we didn’t need since we saw Barney castrated for most of this season already — Barney jumps right back into the game, a game which he’s been recording for posterity’s sake … and for this post, because how could I not list them all?
Do I need to mention that it looks like Robin will get a new boyfriend? Not sure if she’ll be married in six months, but she certainly took to Don right away.
Are you psyched that Barney’s back?