'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Platonish': How Barney met the Mother

The big selling point of Monday's (Nov. 11) "How I Met Your Mother" was the return of Bryan Cranston as Ted's erstwhile boss Hammond Druthers, and it helped fill in a piece of the present-day puzzle.Cranston's appearance -- which unfortunately only featured Hammond and Ted interacting by phone -- was not, however, the biggest thing to happen in "Platonish." Instead, we got a long look at how Barney met Ted's future wife, and she in turn helped give him the final push toward the wedding where she's about to be part of the band.The episode is the first of the season not to revolve around the wedding weekend*. The flashback is set up by something silly -- Lily wants to know why Barney didn't complete a challenge to pick up diapers and samosas -- but becomes a lot more in exploring Ted's still-complicated feelings for Robin and why Barney finally decided to commit. (*It's also...



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