'How I Met Your Mother' returns with 'Tailgate': Pics & spoilers

himym-tailgate-1.jpgWhen "How I Met Your Mother" returns Monday, Jan. 2 after its winter hiatus, the gang will be up to some of their usual hijinks during "Tailgate."

On a serious (and totally touching) note, Marshall visits his father's grave to keep up their tailgating tradition. Barney and Ted finally open Puzzles, the bar they've talked about opening for years. Robin gets back on camera when she fills in for a drunk news anchor. Judging from the photos from the episode, Lily will start decorating the nursery for her new baby.

Word has it that there might be one of "HIMYM's" classic website tie-ins, so you should probably keep an eye out for that.

Meanwhile, Becki Newton will appear in upcoming episodes as Quinn, a love interest for Barney. We don't know too much about her character, other than the fact that she'll be able to go toe-to-toe with our favorite suit-wearing womanizer.

"HIMYM" boss Carter Bays tells TVLine, "We're very excited to add Becki to the 'HIMYM' family. We can't give any details on her character just yet, except that she marries Barney before getting eaten by a crocodile in the shocking season finale right after Ted meets the mother (Barney's long-lost sister) and Lily gives birth to a baby boy weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. And that's all we can reveal at this time."

So, yeah. Take that with a grain of salt.

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Photo/Video credit: CBS
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