how I met your mother recapping: splitsville

Previously on How I Met Your Mother: the autumn of break-ups

Barney and Robin

I’m going to kill you while you sleep…

It’s taken her some time, but Robin has finally come to the realization that Nick is dumb. It was the overall lack of sex that did it, since Nick pulled his groin muscle while playing on Marshall’s basketball team. But Robin’s having some trouble pulling the plug on their relationship so Barney urges her with the threat of Robin and Patrice’s BFF Fun Day. With that threat looming over her head, Robin gets motivated and takes Nick to Splitsville a dessert shop thats a notorious break-up joint. While there Nick gets a concerning phone call and Robin begins to choke. Barney urges her forward but when she learns Nick can start having sex again, she hits another roadblock. Barney, however, can’t let her get sucked into the relationship again. He rushes to Splitsville and confesses his love for Robin, telling Nick he can’t have her anymore. Nick leaves with two other women. And when before Robin and Barney can get to the truth of their feelings, Patrice calls. Seems she got the invitation anyway. Yay Robin!

Also, Lily and Marshall weren’t having sex until Uncle Ted took baby Marvin off their hands for some alone time. And Ted joined a basketball team for architects, that was more focused on the room than the game. In the end, the team took Ted out to Splitsville to properly “dump” him.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Ted making the basket by bouncing it off the walls.
  • The pics from Robin and Patrice’s BFF fun day.
  • Baby Marvin crying anytime Marshall or Lily tried to do it

Quotes
Barney: “You were this close to ripping off his misbuttoned shirt and pulling off his inside-out underpants.”

Marshall: “Okay that’s ridiculous! Is Nick a genius? No. But does he have average intelligence? No! But he is a human being with a heart!”

Barney: “Talk about a double standard. Every time I go after a busty dullard that can’t tell time or thinks I’m the ghost of Leonardo DiCaprio, I’m shallow. But somehow it’s okay for Robin to date a guy who can’t be trusted around outlets.”

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