'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9 premiere: 8 things to watch for in 'The Locket'

The final season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" is less than two weeks away. It picks up where Season 8 ended, with everyone -- including the mother (Cristin Milioti) -- heading to Farhampton for Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding.Zap2it got an early look at the hour-long Season 9 debut on Tuesday (Sept. 10). Here are some things you can expect to see when "HIMYM" returns on Sept. 23.How Lily meets the mother: Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have said that the rest of the regular characters will meet Ted's (Josh Radnor) future wife before Ted himself does. First up is Lily (Alyson Hannigan), who ends up on the same train as Milioti's character (whose name, incidentally, probably won't be revealed until late in the season). She makes a pretty good first impression -- cookies are involved.Ted has a little Leslie Knope in him: Lily ends up on the...



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