'How I Met Your Mother' Season 6, Episode 21 Recap

John Lithgow spilled the beans to us a few weeks ago that he was going to be back as Jerry, Barney's estranged father. And this week's appearance was, as you might expect for a character who's making a return visit, an improvement over the first appearance. Not that Lithgow was bad the last time; he was just more subdued than what we would have expected.

This time around though, we saw a glimpse of the "Crazy Jerry" that Barney's mom banished in 1983. And, even though this episode had a few glaring flaws, Barney's quest to see the "awesome" side of his dad more than made up for that.

Yes, this episode contained a lot of soul searching for the ol' Barnster, which is a touchy subject amongst fans. Some want Barney to grow and change, and some want him to never change. Still others want him to stay the Barney we love, but not become a one-note caricature. As we found out today, Barney's probably just as confused about what he wants to be as the fans are. Read More...



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