X-Files' Mulder vs. Alias' Vaughn, Plus Fringe vs. Five-0 as 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Continues

We’ve got FBI vs. CIA, and a Hawaii state investigator vs. an FBI consultant whose existence is not even certain in Day 2 of third-round matchups for our Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament.

The choices in front of you may cause agita and heartbreak, but it’s your duty as a TV-loving citizen to vote in the polls below, then alert your friends and neighbors to do the same! As part of our single-elimination competition, only eight law-enforcing hunks will advance to the quarterfinals.

Every afternoon over the next few weeks, we’ll launch another set of face-offs that will test the strength of your respective character crushes. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 3 voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

Eventually, our battle will boil down to a finale that pits the ultimate old-school crime-fighter against the ultimate modern-day hero. (Their female counterparts will have their later this month.)

Oh, and if you’re interested in the match-ups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

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  1. Katy says:

    Evil evil evil!!! Four of mhy all times faves up against each other!!!! How can I choose between McGarret and Peter???? And Mulder and Vaughn!!!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Rachel says:

    ooo, this one’s tough….McGarrett & Vaughn,

  3. Ashley says:

    McGarrett (although I had to think for a minute before choosing between him and Peter) and Mulder (no hesitation there!).

  4. Loren says:

    PeTah PeTah PeTah Bishoppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Kate says:


  6. Izzie says:

    MICHAEL VAUGHN, you guys. seriously. VAUGHN! he’s the only one allowed to beat mulder

  7. Anita says:


    • Never Been Kissed says:

      Duchovney’s sex addiction is kinda of a turn off, plus he looks like Walter Matthau now; Duchovney kinda ruined Mulder for me with his antics. Plus Michael Vaughn is true blue, and they way he’d look at Sidney? Classic.

    • Cat says:

      Seriously! Vaughn is so vanilla!

      • Janet Cooper says:

        You obviously haven’t REALLY watched “ALIAS”…While it’s true that Vaughn started out quiet and reserved and a junior officer, he quickly advanced…As the show went on, he first ditched his tight collar & tie, and soon said “Sc**w Protocol!”…As Sydney Bristow became more ingrained into his heart, he began to take more chances…At the end of the series, we find out that Vaughn was keeping secrets and had a very well-developed dark side…Maybe it was part of his cover to be “Vanilla,” when he was actually more like Rocky Road…
        I’ve been searching for a moral,caring guy like Vaughn all my life…

  8. aliasvaughn says:

    Absolutely right! MICHAEL VAUGHN is the only one allowed to beat Mulder. AND all the others, too! Most crushable CIA agent EVER.

    • Bookworm says:

      VAUGHN all the way!!! There is no one more crushable than him and TV hasn’t been the same since he lives happily everafter with Sydney 5 years ago …

  9. Shannon says:

    OMG. Mulder vs Vaughn? Slezak, this tournament is killing me. I must go with Vaughn…..wow….heading to YouTube to watch Vaughn tribute videos.

  10. Mikaylah says:

    I’m going to have to go with Vaughn and Peter on this one. I don’t know if I can choose between them though!

  11. Scully says:


  12. Sally Lee says:

    Peter and Mulder, ‘nough said. Those are true tv classics.

    • Jennifer says:

      I TOTALLY AGREE! If you have watched Fringe at all there will be NO mistaking that its PETER aaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll the way!!! WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jessi says:

      Totally agreed! I can’t believe they are both losing!!! What is wrong with you people?!

  13. Sally says:

    I love you Mulder, but I’m gonna have to go with Vaughn. <3

  14. Emily says:

    Sorry Mulder, but it’s always going to be Agent Vaughn for me. You never forget your first TV crush. The man speaks fluent French!

    • Sarah says:

      Oh, I forgot about the French. Now I want to break out my Alias DVDs now. Why on Earth did they never have Michael Vartan and Bradley Cooper speak French together. Maybe the sexiness would just have been too much for TV.

      • Janet Cooper says:

        Check out the episode of “Kitchen Confidential” starring Bradley Cooper & Michael Vartan…It’s called “French Fight”…Michael plays a French chef (Bradley is head chef at a high-style American restaurant, and Michael plays Michel Valentin, complete with “Come-Viz-Me-To-Ze-Casbah” accent, who steals Jack’s (Bradley) recipes and charms the pants off (!!!) the head waitress, Mimi, played by Bonnie Somerville…
        It’s HILARIOUS – it ees, how you say, ON???

  15. jules says:

    Steve McGarrett v. Peter Bishop? Way too hard of a choice. Alas, I will have to give Peter the edge as my heart will always belong to Pacey Witter.

    • Katy says:

      My love for Pacey is exactly my reason for voting!! Love Peter and McGarrett, but I’ve loved Joshua Jackson for a lo-o-o-o-ong time!!! As for Mulder and Vaughn, I adored them both so much, but I had to admit to myself that it is Vaughn where my heart lies, especially after my boyfriend reminded me that I practically DROOL every time he appears on screen!!!

    • Jennifer says:

      I will have to totally agree!!!!

  16. Diann says:

    Mulder is way hot, and would be a great hook-up, but would be too high-maintenance to keep around for too long. Vaughn is much better boyfriend material.

  17. Ace says:

    McGarrett. Duh.

  18. Past PresentFan says:

    McGarrett. McGarrett. McGarrett. No one is better.

  19. Summur says:

    MCGARRET common sense here people

  20. Lisa London says:

    While I ADORE Fringe, I do find McGarrett more “crushable” – he’s my kind of man. I had to vote for him but then regretted it straight away – how could I do this to my Peter!!!! However, it will be Mulder forever for me so this one was easy (showing my age here). I loved Vaughn but it’s not quite the same as Spooky Mulder…

  21. Claire says:

    Peter Bishop FTW!!

  22. Chuck Five-O says:

    Seriously, this is a hotness contest…and he IS the hottest. Go look up more pictures if you are that blind. He doesn’t just fit the crush-ability requirements; he surpasses them!

  23. Dana says:

    I kind of think McGarrett is more crushable in the sense that if I actually spent real time with him I imagine I’d end up saying “UGH” a lot. So it’s like only-a-crushable. But that’s why I’m voting for Peter on principle.

  24. Kathryn says:

    Oh, come ON! McGarrett is barely beating Peter Bishop? What?
    I love me some Fringe. But seriously?

  25. Sarah says:

    Mulder v. Vaughan! Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! I had to go with Mulder, he was my first FBI investigator crush.

  26. Cara says:

    McGarrett all the way. McGarrett is the best enforcement officer on Hawaii Five-0.

  27. Kathy P. says:

    None of the above…

  28. Heidi says:

    Geez. Alex O’Loughlin and Joshua Jackson have almost the same votes.

    Don’t take me wrong, I love Fringe, but the show’s numbers are not that great, and Alex used to win ALL the polls when Moonlight, noone had a chance against him.
    Seems he lost most of his fandom when he lost the fangs.LOL
    He didn’t even get enough votes to make it into the People’s Choice Awards nominess, poor Alex ,from a sexy cool vamp to a lame cop.He sure doesn’t look sexy anymore, must be the flip-flops and the ugly cargo pants.

  29. Sina Liufau says:

    McGarrett for sure! Alex Ohhhhhh!

  30. Sarah says:

    Hello – McGarrett is the logical choice here. Tall, dark, handsome – absolutely gorgeous with a P226 that is just as hot as he is. Hands down, without a doubt, the hottest man on tv!

  31. mindy says:

    McGarrett McGarrett McGarrett

  32. Sarah says:

    OMG. My original (ie first major) TV crush vs the ultimate TV boyfriend?! D: How to choose?!

  33. Janet Cooper says:


  34. Lesley says:

    No contest!! McGarrett and Vaughn!!!! My ALL TIME fave’s!!!

  35. Claire says:

    Waaa…? Why is Peter loosing? :(

  36. Sasha says:

    Vaughn was the reason I stayed with Alias for as long as I did. Even though I was SO PISSED that he turned up married when Sydney disappeared for 2 years.

    I seriously think he is the most HOTTEST (I know thats not gramatically correct but I dont care)CIA agent EVER.

    EVEN now, I want to see columbiana or whatever because he’s gun toting there are well.

  37. eljh says:

    Michael Vaughn forever!!!

  38. Rain says:

    I have no clue why I keep voting for this, my favorites almost always lose and all it does is make me mad!

  39. Ana Muller says:

    Peter Bishop is losing? SERIOUSLY?

  40. Caroline says:

    McGarrett every time!!!!

  41. Paula says:

    Both Joshua and Alex r hot but I had to go with Joshua because he is a better actor. Alex always have that constipated look in his face, very annoying. I think he should had followed a career in modeling no acting.

  42. Past PresentFan says:

    McGarrett all the way. McGarrett hands down.

  43. Amazed says:

    I voted for Alex because I am fan H50. I am getting sick of the looney tune ex-Moonlight fans that follow Alex around and make these lame ass comments on very site. You were jokes years ago now you are just pathetic, because any fandom that is still doing this needs drugs. THE SHOW SUCKED YEARS AGO, CBS CANCELLED THE SHOW BECAUSE VIEWERS AND THE DEMO WERE HORRIBLE, and every site that you leave your hate, is getting you. So please go away and just get help.

    Yes, their are Castle fans, that are needing drugs to. Yes, I am sure you would have won the PCA noms, considering your fandom used BOTS. Try saying that is not true, nothing is secret on the internet.

    • Deb says:

      hehehe…Seems someone is still bummed because no Alex or Hawaii made it into the PCA noms.
      Take a pill and lie down.
      The moonlight fandom is way gone, if they we were still here u can bet Alex would had won that PCA nom. Get over it! We have all move on and even if you don’t like it we have move on to a better place than Alex.
      BTW, I voted for David and Joshua in the PCA. People as you make me happy I didn’t vote or follow Alex.
      Stop blaming Moonight fans for Alex’s failures. We had nothing to do with Alex being ignored in the Golden Globes, Emmy awards or the PCA.He is just not good enough.

      • At Confused says:

        @Deb ROTFLMAO, make sure you know when you are getting set up. No normal person would have made a comment to this, unless you got it. You take the pill, and still lol.

        • to confused says:

          Yes,I was a Moonlight Fan and I voted daily in the PCA noms, non stop, for everyone in that list but Alex and Hawaii.LMAO.And I was not the only one. Free country,I have the right to vote for whoever I want :)

    • Amazed says:

      Nuts like u were the reason Moonlight fans got a bad reputation. And one of the reasons why most Moonlightfans are not following Alex and his new shows.
      Moonlight was not canceled because of bad numbers and you know it. But that’s over now.
      Truth is that Hawaii is not what CBS and Alex were expecting at all. All Alex does is take his shirt off while others, Scott, Terry, Greg and all the guest stars put the talent and steal the show from him each week.
      That’s the reality today. Moonlight is dead and buried , nothing to do with this.
      Alex didn’t get the PCA nom because he is not good in Hawaii and the popularity he once had as Mick is gone,no other reason. Hawaii is nowhere in the PCA because it is not a good show and it has o buzz.

  44. NCSouthernBelle says:

    Why the heck is Peter losing! I felt this was the easiest poll ever. Peter and Vaughn, hands down!!

  45. Loriann Jensen says:

    Of course Steve McGarrett!! Alex O’Loughlin is the Sexiest Man In The World!! And he makes Steve McGarrett what he is: Outrageously Sexy!

    • Deanna says:

      Hi Whoever is saying Alex does not have Talent, Yes He Does. He keeps getting the shaft from Hollywood, they are jealous of his good looks and Talent, and him and Hawaii Five-O were robbed. They deserve an award, and two years now no award.

  46. Cathy says:

    Has to be McGarrett! Seriously, have you seen him shirtless? OMG!!

  47. em says:

    No love for Peter or Mulder apparently. I’m definitely surprised that Vaughn’s cruising to victory right now. I loved Alias, but for some reason, Vaughn always annoyed me.

  48. Lisa says:

    ohh no, today is a very sad day :( …first Booth loses and now Peter!!! This can’t be right!!

  49. Alex07Sp says:


  50. IlovetohateTV says:

    Voted for Alex, what is with you Alex haters? You guys do know that H5O is the number one demo show at 10:00.