HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: “Splitsville” Episode Recap
All season long, the tease has been that this was the “Autumn of Breakups”. Barney and Quinn: done. Ted and Victoria: done. That just left Robin and Nick, and that relationship ended tonight. The episode revolved around these two, with the other characters providing tid bit side notes. Robin realizes that Nick is not very smart, and is only with him because he is great in bed. But before we dive into that, let’s cover the other cast members.
For Marshall and Lily, their lack of sex since baby Marvin was born is taking a toll on their relationship. The two of them deal with it in their own various ways. For Lily, she goes about it like she usually does: lusting at the mention of anything sexual, while Marshall is coping with it by working out like a fiend. When Ted realizes that it is the baby that is causing this, he takes the baby for a walk, and the two….reconcile their relationship.
Ted and Marshall are also very invested in their after work basketball league, with Ted leading the T Squares to horrible loss after horrible loss. Meanwhile, Marshall is begging Robin to avoid breaking up with Nick because he has become the star of his team. Unfortunately for Marshall, Nick has to nurse a pull groin for the entirety of the episode, which leads to Robin putting off the breakup,.
Ultimately, Robin and Nick go out to dinner, where Robin plans to break the news to Nick. However, after receiving a “sad phone call”, Robin decides to put the breakup off again, prompting Barney to spring into action. Earlier in the episode, Barney threatened to launch a “Robin and Patrice Fun Day” event, where Robin would spend the day with her annoying coworker Patrice. When this isn’t enough, Barney takes matters into his own hands.
Barney goes to the restaurant, and pours his heart out in a touching monologue about how he is still maddeningly in love with Robin. This leads to Nick and Robin’s breakup, and after Nick leaves, Barney says it was all a show, and that he did it to bail Robin out. However, we know that he wasn’t lying, and that they do end up together. Their reunion has to come soon you would figure, as they are now both single, and clearly love each other.
The puzzle pieces are falling into place for my theory that the tension between Ted, Barney, and Robin, will explode at the former two’s wedding. That has to be the path we go on, but here’s my question now: where does this season go from here? The whole time, the goal was to break up all the couples, and now, that is the case. What will the writers have in store for us now? I can’t wait to find out!
What did you think of tonight’s episode? How long do you think it will be before Barney and Robin get back together? Let us know what you think in the comments!