"How I Met Your Mother" characters are going to have an emotional moment in an upcoming episode as some of them are making a huge transition in their life. In a photo for the January 16 outing, the gang shares a big hug before Marshall and Lily head to the suburbs.
"It's another big transition in the lives of these characters we've all lived with and loved for seven years," executive producer Craig Thomas tells TV Guide. However, it does not mean that the parents-to-be will no longer be seen hanging out with Ted, Robin and Barney.
Thomas further explains about the scene, "So within this fictional hug are some very real emotions: pride, gratitude, joy...and just a hint of 'Holy, crap, we've been working really hard, when's vacation gonna start already?' "
Called "46 Minutes", the next "HIMYM" episode follows the gang who heads to a hotel in Washington, DC while they attend Marshall's first football game without his father. Robin, Kevin and Ted decide to expose intense secrets about their relationships, while Lily's teaching job is at-risk after a fire incident.