The eighth-season premiere of “How I Met Your Mother” will once again flash forward to Robin and Barney’s wedding day — before flashing back to where we left off last season.
That was with Ted (Josh Radnor) and Victoria (Ashley Williams) driving off together after she skips out on her wedding. The show circles back to that in the Sept. 24 premiere — and we’ll meet the guy Victoria left at the altar as well. His name is Klaus, and he’s played by Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”).
The episode, called “Farhampton,” will feature another glimpse at Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding day. Robin gets some pre-ceremony jitters and asks Ted to help her calm down, so he tells the story of when he insisted he and Victoria leave Klaus a note before they run off together.
(Yes, a note. Although from the picture, it does look like Ted — who knows from being jilted on his wedding day — ends up talking to Klaus.)
And if Robin is a little nervous, Barney is downright freaked out, judging from this photo. Fortunately for Robin, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) are there to keep him from running.
“Farhampton” also features returning guest stars Becki Newton, as Barney’s present-day fiancee Quinn, and Michael Trucco as Nick, the guy Robin has just missed dating a couple times.