When I first saw the promos for “Splitsville” and learned we would be having our third break up episode of the season – and second in a row – I was initially wary of what to expect. Last week’s disappointing end to Ted and Victoria’s relationship didn’t bode well for Robin and Nick. In fact, I would say the odds were even more against this couple. We’ve barely seen them together and we know next to nothing about Nick. Last week was our first real glimpse at this rather dumb, yet endearing character. But his screen time was still pretty minimal, which worked for the kinds of jokes he was used for. Could he handle being on screen for a longer period of time?
The answer is a big yes. In fact, the whole episode is a huge win for How I Met Your Mother
. Everything worked; the story flowed,