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"How I Met Your Mother" Episode 6: Splitsville

This week’s “How I Met Your Mother” brought the end of Nick. Nooooo! I’m actually sad about this. His hilarity blossomed with each episode, only to be cut short last night in light of Barney and Robin’s rekindled love. At least, I’m assuming that’s the direction in which they’re headed.

Let’s backtrack.

Nick’s IQ seems to have decreased dramatically since we first met him. His stupidity is highlighted this episode in extremely contrived ways, but I can’t complain. He kills it. Especially with winning lines like “I always thought gypsies were made up, like goblins or trolls or dolphins.” He will be missed.


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As I mentioned, Barney and Robin are back on the track to true love and marriage. I realized that the writers love to continuously rekindle and fail relationships in the show so this happenstance doesn’t excite me much. But of course we’re always rooting for Barney and Robin.

Let’s talk about Patrice. I completely forgot about this character and I love her.

She is literally the most annoying person on Earth. Being locked in a room with her for a day is probably everyone’s version of hell. Barney’s invite to Patrice to spend a BFF Fun Day with Robin ultimately prevents Robin and Barney from sharing a kiss at the end of the episode, which would have been nice, but the stills from their BFF Fun Day are completely worth it.


Screenshot by Kara Weeks/Gavel Media


I was happy to see that Marshall hit the ground running again this episode and continued his comedic streak that began last episode. He’s so intense with his company basketball team and also does pull-ups with Baby Marvin strapped to his chest. The baby, obviously a dummy in this scene, is nevertheless bouncing up and down all over the place during this activity. Was I the only one concerned about this?


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Lily is just straight up weird. Not only does she talk about sex the whole episode, she visibly turns herself on. She’s too motherly to be showing that side of her. I don’t want to see that. No one should see that. Ew.

Ted was just Ted in this episode: bad at sports and passionate about architecture. He was wearing a pretty sweet vest, though.


Screenshot by Kara Weeks/Gavel Media


That’s all for this week. Tune in Monday at 8 p.m. on CBS for Episode 7!

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