The reveal that James is Wayne Brady is fantastic.
Barney is the only single member of the group right now. Since that’s super hard for him to deal with, he’s called in reinforcements in the form of his brother James. Unfortunately for Barney, his reinforcements aren’t quite what he had hoped.
I see this episode as foreshadowing for Barney’s character arc. It’s recognizing that as awesome as certain aspects of Barney’s lifestyle may be, it won’t always be the thing he wants.
- Barney drinks Red Bull in this episode. I think it’s the second time he’s done that. Keep an eye out for it, as NPH has an obsession with the stuff.
- Introduced: Barney has commitment issues, but he really loves kids.
- "You even made Tom’s dad cry. He might have been doing that because he’s a Republican."