Well, Ian and I have often been quoted as saying that Shephard and Barney were going to meet some day. And now we have. This meeting is planned to happen in both series, so expect to see this from Barney’s view in a later episode of Barney’s Mind.
Yes, I realize it’s contrived and nonsensical. But it was damn fun. I also realize you can’t actually teleport into Gordon Freeman’s locker at any time in Opposing Force. But I did it for the lulz. Don’t worry though, Shephard will be back on the linear track that we know and love soon enough.