According to a new report, Kyle MacLachlan is all set to reprise his role as The Captain on the February 18 episode of How I Met Your Mother.
The details of why he makes an appearance this season are unknown, but Vulture has revealed that his storyline starts when Ted has a bit of a mild panic attack after The Captain contacts him.
In season 6, The Captain was first introduced as the eccentric, boat-owning husband of Zoey, who eventually becomes Ted’s girlfriend. The last time we saw The Captain, he had just found out Ted and Zoey were dating.
Because next season will be the final one for HIMYM, it looks like the producers are trying to bring back as many familiar faces as possible! Ashley Williams returned as Victoria last season and had a part to play at the beginning of season 8. James Van Der Beek will come back as Simon in Monday’s episode, and now The Captain will return in an episode this month. This does make us wonder what other characters the showrunners have planned to return.
In the meantime, we’re definitely looking forward to more scenes with The Captain!