It was revealed recently that Kal Penn would be joining the cast of How I Met You Mother in a recurring role, when the new season airs later this year. Now it has been revealed by executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, that Penn will play the love interest of Cobie Smulders character Robin.
Bays explained, "It's a romantic interest for Robin. Basically, the way he meets Robin is he's her therapist. Robin goes to get therapy. It's in part due to what's going on in her life vis-a-vis Barney. But in the process of getting that therapy, she maybe starts to have feelings for her therapist, which is kind of messed up. And her therapist starts to have feelings for her too. It's a bit of a forbidden romance."
Thomas added, "Robin has gotten into a fight. The episode's mystery is, 'Who did Robin get into a fight with?' Robin assaulted someone and it takes Kal Penn as her therapist to get it out of her [and answer], 'Why are you at this court-mandated therapy?'" How I Met Your Mother premieres its new season on CBS on September 19.