8 Spoilers from the 'How I Met Your Mother' Season 8 Premiere
8 Spoilers from the 'How I Met Your Mother' Season 8 Premiere
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
How I Met Your Mother is gearing up for its eighth and potentially final season, which means the identity of the Mother can't be far away.

Season 7 ended with Marshall and Lily's baby Marvin being born, Barney getting engaged to Quinn, Ted helping Victoria flee from her wedding and, in a flash forward, Robin and Barney preparing for their wedding.

The season 8 premiere follows those storylines exactly where they left off as we learn a bit more about how Barney and Robin end up together and, more importantly, we learn a bit more about the Mother.

Will this be the end? Co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays think so, saying they're treating season 8 like it's the final season of the show, which means the Mother will be along soon enough.

Here are eight spoilers from the season 8 premiere to get you ready.

Two Flashbacks

In true How I Met Your Mother fashion, the episode is structured as two separate flashbacks. It begins at a train station, then flashes back 10 hours earlier to the moment Ted came to see Robin the day of her wedding to Barney, and then it flashes back again to the present, which picks up right where the season finale left off.


Marshall and Lily are very, very tired, spending all of their time taking care of new baby Marvin. The result is a zombie-like state that provides plenty of comedy.

Barney's Recap

The highlight of the episode is definitely Barney's 60 second recap of his relationship with Robin that chronicles the entire series. Enjoy.

"Challenge Accepted"

Barney utters these famous words once again, accepting a truly frightening challenge that involves a woman affectionately known as Andrea the Giant.

The Runaway Bride

HIMYM is no stranger to runaway brides, and with Ted on the run with Victoria, there are many callbacks to the events Ted went through with Stella, including the importance of leaving a note.

Thomas Lennon as Klaus

We meet Victoria's German groom Klaus, played by the always hilarious Thomas Lennon, and he provides some very important information that will change Ted's life forever.

There Will Be Abs

Do you remember when the show promised us that Michael Trucco's random character would eventually come back into Robin's life? Well, he's in the premiere, and more importantly, so are his lickable abs.

Meet the Mother

The mystery of the mother takes another giant leap forward in this episode. The yellow umbrella makes a triumphant return as we learn another couple of details about how Ted met her.

The How I Met Your Mother season 8 premiere airs Monday, September 24 at 8pm on CBS.

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