According to tv.com, the first episode already entails some "Barney-loves-Robin" plot. On the episode summary on the website, it has underneath the date (Monday, September 22, 2008) the very small description:
"Stella has to give Ted an answer. Barney wants to say something to Robin" tv.com.
Does this mean that Barney tells Robin in the first episode that he loves her? No clue, but we're sure that we're all eager to see their relationship unfold in this upcoming season! You can share your answer in the poll below!
Also, what will Stella's answer be? But we understand that that's the least of all our concerns for the show at this moment....