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'How I Met Your Mother' scoop: Kyle MacLachlan returning!

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The Captain is back!

EW has confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will make a grand return to How I Met Your Mother in an episode slated to air Feb. 18. But what prompts Zoey’s (Jennifer Morrison) ex husband to cross paths with the gang again? Details are being kept under wraps, but Vulture reports that The Captain reaches out to Ted, prompting a Ted-level stress-out.

George Van Smoot, better known as The Captain, was last seen in season 6’s “Garbage Island.”

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