People naturally fall in and out of relationships. However, the relationships that matter are the ones that seem to leave a residual aftermath that sometimes is not swept away for years to come. This reality gives meaning to the phrase “art imitates life.” During last week’s “The Ducky Tie,” Victoria’s brief return redirected Ted’s sight towards the remnants of his off again/on again relationship with Robin. The remnants of this relationship can be representative of anyone’s poor timing when it comes to the realization of the impact a person can have over them. However, Robin has a few remnants of her own to confront before she and Ted are afforded their final romantic closure (if that moment does ever come in the literal sense).