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Victoria is a baker and Ted Mosby's ex-girlfriend.
Relationship with TedEdit
In Season 1, Ted meets Victoria at his friends Stuart and Claudia's (The Wedding) wedding, for which she had made the cake. Victoria kept her identity secret, nicknaming herself Buttercup (the name of her bakery, and how Ted eventually found her again) for the purpose of having one night of romance and fun with Ted, and then never seeing him again. However, Ted discovered her real name and tracked her down, and the two began dating. (Drumroll, Please). Everything was going well in their relationship, until she was accepted into a cooking fellowship in Germany. Although they were both initially against the idea, they tried a long-distance relationship. (Cupcake) However, they broke up after Ted lied about breaking up with her to sleep with Robin. (Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M.)
Six years later in September 2011, at the Architect's Ball Ted (with Robin) looks across the room to see Victoria placing cupcakes onto a table. This is similar to the first time the two meet one another, in which Ted looks across the room and sees Victoria at the wedding. It should also be noted that Robin was once again Ted's date to the event in which he sees Victoria. Ted is very nervous when meeting Victoria again, considering the way the broke up last time.
When Victoria and Ted meet once again, Ted goes to help her do the dishes at her bakery. He claims this is to clear his guilt of cheating on her. The two then share an intimate moment kissing, even after figuring out that Victoria is engaged. Ted then walks Victoria to her bus. She then tells Ted that the reason that none of his relationships have worked is because Robin plays a huge part in his life. She also says that Ted, Barney, and Robin can't just hang out at a bar as friends. Future Ted ends the episode by saying that Victoria was right, they just didn't realize it yet. (Ducky Tie)
A few months later, Ted decides to call Victoria, after talking with Robin about how Victoria is the only woman he dated who could be "The One". He asks her to meet up at MacLaren's and she turns up in a wedding dress, running from her groom. She tells him that today is her wedding with Klaus, but she has always had Ted in the back of her mind. She also tells him if he wants to drive off into the sunset with her, now is the chance. After deliberating with the gang, he takes her into the car, seemingly to drive off with her. However, he tells her "I was left at the altar and it almost killed me. You're someone's fiancée, and I have to respect that," and says he's going to drive her back. Once he gets near the church, he remembers great memories with Victoria, and decides to drive past the church, where they hold hands and drive off into the sunset. (The Magician's Code - Part Two)
While Ted is driving away with Victoria, he says that right now Klaus would be reading the note she left, but Victoria tells him that she didn't leave one. Ted then convinces her to write a note to leave for Klaus. He tells her that he feels guilty for stealing her, but Victoria tells him that she chose him. She then asks Ted to deliver the note. Ted tries to get to Victoria's dressing room, but does not want to climb the drain pipe. Victoria then gives him the keys to her dressing room, but Ted is stopped by Klaus's sister Uta from going into the dressing room. Using Barney to seduce Uta, Ted then leaves the note, but forgets the car keys in the dressing room. When Ted is about to climb the drain pipe to get the keys, he sees Klaus climbing out of his window. Klaus tells him that he can't get married, and then leaves to take the train to the city. Ted climbs the drainpipe up to the dressing room window, grabs the notes and the keys, but leaves Klaus's note in Victoria's room to make it look like she read it and then ran off. He then drives away with Victoria again, but has to stop at the Farhampton train station to ask Klaus why he didn't want to marry Victoria. He tells him that although Victoria is wonderful, she is not "the life long treasure of destiny" for him, but "almost the thing he wants, but not quite". (Farhampton)
In October 2012, Ted and Victoria have a fight when Ted wants to throw Klaus out of his apartment, after letting him stay there till he gets back on his feet after his break-up with Victoria. (The Pre-Nup) In Nannies, it is shown that Ted is a little frustrated with Victoria, as she is a slob.
In The Autumn of Break-Ups, Victoria starts dropping hints that she wants a more serious relationship and tells Ted that something is holding their relationship back. Ted later proposes to her, but she says she "Hates to be the girl who says it's me or Robin but..." and Ted realizes that she wants him to stop being friends with Robin, since she is afraid that Ted's feelings for her might rekindle in the future. However, Ted tells her that although he is not in love with Robin, she is like his family and he can't end that, and asks her if she can accept that. However, Victoria tells Ted: "I really hope you get her someday" and walks away crying. Ted later tells Marshall and Lily the reason behind their break up, but ask them not to tell this to Robin. However, Future Ted says that Robin finds out at a later date.
In Sunrise Ted tells Robin she was the reason he and Victoria broke up. He also recalls calling Victoria (who is now back in Germany) asking her if she'd seen Robin's locket. It turned out Victoria was wearing it at the time. She then agreed to overnight it to Ted.
- The Wedding (first appearance; cameo)
- Drumroll, Please
- Zip, Zip, Zip
- Game Night
- Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M. (fantasy versions from Ted's mind, offscreen: spoken to by Ted on phone)
- Perfect Week (mentioned only)
- The Naked Truth (cameo)
- Ducky Tie
- The Magician's Code - Part Two
- The Pre-Nup
- Who Wants to Be a Godparent?
- The Autumn of Break-Ups
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Victoria's concerns in The Autumn of Break-Ups come true when he and Robin end up together many years later in Last Forever - Part Two.
- The non-official tie-in website Ted Mosby is not a jerk.com (created in response to Ted Mosby is a jerk.com) is written from Victoria's perspective.
- Victoria's last name is never revealed.
- In Season 8, Victoria maintains a friendly relationship with Robin, despite Ted cheating on her with Robin in Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M.. Still, she continues to believe that Ted has feelings for her.
- Ted proposes to Victoria, and she agrees conditionally with the request that he give up his friendship with Robin. When he tells her he can't do that, they break up.
- If the series hadn't continued beyond one season back in 2006, Carter and Craig had planned to use Victoria as a "safety-net Mother", as she was the closest character to becoming "The Mother" before Cristin Milioti was cast in early 2013.