Major How I Met Your Mother Casting News: Rachel Bilson to Guest Star

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Sorry, Seth Cohen. But your one true love may turn out to be the much-hyped mother to someone else's kids.

Rachel Bilson has been booked as a special guest star on the 100th episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Late last month, producer Craig Thomas said this legendary installment of the sitcom would represent "the closest Ted's ever come" to discovering the identity of his future wife.

Rachel Bilson

Thomas also told Entertainment Weekly producers are “spending a lot of time trying to cast the female role in Ted’s story for episode 100."

Does this mean Bilson has hit the mother lode with her role? Or, like Sarah Chalke and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, is she merely another tease? Tune in. Find out.

We certainly will.

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HIMYM Quotes

Barney: Ladies and gentlemen, I have in my hand a copy of tonight's Top Ten list. The category: top ten things I would've called my truck...
Ted: It was never your truck.
Barney: if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back.
Ted: It was a rental.
Barney: Number ten, "The Winne-Bango." Number nine, "The Pick-Up Truck." Number eight, "The Ford Explore Her." Number seven, "The You Scream Truck." You Scream. (they all laugh) Number six, "Feels on Wheels!" Hello! Number five, "The Ride Her Truck." Number four, "The 18-Squeeler." Number three, "The Esca-Laid." Number two, "The Slam-Boney." and... the number one thing I would've called my truck if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back... "The '69 Chevy."

Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things...we're done here.

Ted