"The next chapter in this story is about Robin deciding if that's really what she wants in a husband, and Barney deciding if he's about more than just magic tricks," Bays teases.

Also: Robin Sparkles is returning!

Look for this alter ego's appearance to take place on February 4, which Bays previews as a "monster" installment that will feature an "astonishing lineup" of guest stars...

so that's what's next for the show. season 9 undecided as usual. also, robin's dad is gonna be in the next episode i think. idk how they're gonna put this all together, but i trust the show so can't wait!