It’s the most highly anticipated season premiere in as long as we can remember. A week from today, the mother will finally be introduced into the fray on How I Met Your Mother! Have a long look at these pics—they might help ease the wait between now and September 23.
Let's not forget through all of this that Robin and Barney are getting married! After all, their wedding will play out over the course of the entire season.
Obviously, the wedding festivities are going to get a little weird.
Okay, very weird.
Meanwhile, the gang will be taking planes, trains, and automobiles to get to this wedding.
Sherri Shepherd will guest star as what appears to be a very angry seat mate on Marshall's plane ride.
Sherri is so disturbed by Marshall's behavior that eventually both are escorted off the plane.
Lily will be taking a train ride to get there... with the freakin' mother! Lily meets her first!
What do you think they'll bond over? I hope they share magazines and train snacks on the ride.
Guest star Wayne Brady will return to reprise her role as Barney's older brother.
The couple, brother, and Ted share a meal, even though Ted is probably still set on ruining this wedding...
Aha! The danged locket! Get that necklace right out of there, Ted.
It's great that Robin will finally get her beloved necklace, but here's hoping that it doesn't disrupt her feelings toward Barney too much.
Oh my gosh, mother! The mother is here! And she's wearing an adorable dress.
She's drinking at a table in this shot. Who is she with, and what is her drink, and when will she meet Ted? So many questions!