'How I Met Your Mother' Season 6, Episode 13 Recap

Tonight was a smorgasbord of stimuli for any devoted 'How I Met Your Mother' fan. We got the return of Sandy Rivers, flashbacks to every on-camera embarrassing moment for Robin, an appearance by Marshall's parents, and Barney's real doppelganger -- a fertility specialist, of all things.

But the most compelling part of this episode was the countdown. It actually was a bit distracting, but in a fun way, seeing all the ways that Bays, Thomas and their crew would figure out where to put the next number as we counted down from 50 to 0. And, they made it pretty obvious it was a countdown, as the episode seemed to build towards some sort of climactic ending.

Little did we know what event we were counting down to, though...


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