TVLine | Entering the third act, are you feeling pressure to answer some questions?
Thomas: No, it’s not pressure. More like it’s fun that we finally get to answer questions. We ended the season on an enormous question: Who’s Barney marrying? We can say that for sure in Season 7 we’re going to answer that. It’s not going to be strung along. But there’s also callbacks to little mysteries and little things we set up in Season 1 and Season 2 that will come back around.
TVLine | Can you say when we’ll find out who Barney’s bride is?
Thomas: I don’t want to say when, but I’ll tell you our season begins at that moment [from the season finale].
Bays: It’s the central mystery of the season. Someone has convinced Barney to put on a boutonniere and walk down the aisle. We’re going to find out who that is this year.
TVLine | Let’s talk about Barney, Nora and Robin.
Thomas: When we begin Season 7, it starts with Robin trying to tamp down these feelings that are bubbling up about Barney again. Why should I have these feelings for Barney again? I should be happy for him? There’s this other girl he’s sort of pursuing. We pick right up on Nora, Barney and Robin. There is an element to this season of who’s Barney going to marry? There will be more than those two choices.
Bays: [The love triangle] will end up being a bit of a pentagon or hexagon.