'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Round 2 Ends With Criminal Minds-Off, Intra-Nikita Showdown!

We’ve reached the end of Round 2 in our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and when voting closes, our original 64-player field will have been whittled down to 16.

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Today we’ve got a tough Criminal Minds-vs.-Criminal Minds matchup, plus a Nikita-vs.-Nikita battle to the death.

And, of course, in the single-elimination world of the TVLine Thunderdome, two crime-fighters will enter, but only one will leave!

Every afternoon over the next few weeks, in fact, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will test the strength of your character allegiances. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 2 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

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(Oh, and in case you’re wondering/fretting, we put a cap of two cast members per show, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

Also, 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.

Now ready, set, vote!


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80 Comments
  1. eddie says:

    i like nikita and alex, but maggie Q is way sexier

    • Cy says:

      THIS. <3 <3 <3

      Alex is flawlessly beautiful but Nikita is both gorgeous and glamorous, not to mention charming and clever enough to outsmart her many opponents. Plus the whole butt-kicking thing. XD

      Also… all of Alex's love interests have been tools or douches, while all 3 of Niki's are amazing. We must bow to Nikita's superior love wisdom…

  2. Billie says:

    It is so wrong that you put Emily and JJ up against each other so early in the tournament. I see what your angle is here Slezak. You’re a sadist who gets off on watching the mental torment of die-hard Criminal Minds fans. I am officially labeling you an unsub.

  3. Katy says:

    This is pure EVIL!!!!!! Not only JJ and Prentiss but also Alex and Nikita!!! No fair!!! Had to go for JJ and Alex as for me and my bf they are clearly the sexier of the pairings (in OUR opinions of course), but would have choosen nikita and prentiss over more than half the other nobodies in this comp. i really dont like how differently the girls comp is from the guys comp.

  4. Me says:

    Maggie Q ftw.

  5. Saint Alicia says:

    Ugh, how is JJ beating Prentiss?? Of all the offensive…
    Well if JJ takes this round hopefully she’ll be squashed by Ziva.

  6. D says:

    This is SO CRUEL! How am I supposed to choose between Emily and JJ? It’s impossible! I can’t!

  7. Izzie says:

    JJ all the way!

  8. Phil says:

    Lindsy has my vote. I have an insane crush on her since HIMYM. Sorry Maggie!

  9. Hannah says:

    OMG this is so unfair! Two of my favourite shows right there & absolutely cannot pick! Will be voting for whoever wins out of these two all the way, but they shouldn’t be going up against each other so early :(

    • I Heart Damon Salvatore (and Chuck Bass) says:

      Total agreement. Alex/Emily for me, but I want all of them to win! Can’t we just call it here with a four-way tie?!

      • Hannah says:

        Really don’t mind who wins but yes a four way tie! What a great idea! This is just too cruel :( One of them had best win overall after this :)

  10. Tracy says:

    JJ vs. Prentiss is a tough one, but I gotta go with JJ.

  11. karen says:

    Paget Brewster all the way. She’s pretty, smart and kicks butt on Criminal Minds.

  12. kenya says:

    Paget all the way!!!

  13. Hojana says:

    Seriously first Lyndsy Fonseca beats Peta Wilson and now Maggie Q as well?

    • pria says:

      She’s that awesome.

    • lacey says:

      I keep voting for Alex because she reminds me of Sydney from Alias. Both great characters who fight for what they believe in. Maggie Q makes an ok Nikita, but if Lindsey was older she would have made a kick-ass Nikita to rival Peta’s.

  14. chenisse tosczak says:

    maggie q / nikita. all the way

  15. bob says:

    I chose Alex over Nikita cause Alex is just so beautiful :)

  16. Janie says:

    Maggie Q’s Nikita just has way more badass skills, is beautiful, sexy, composed and elegant. I love your character Alex (Lyndsy) but you’re still learning how to fight.

  17. Mayra says:

    Alex is the prettier one, but she can be a pain in the ass. Nikita’s way more crushable.

    • john says:

      Not even close, Alex is a billion times more crushable. From looks to just something about her character on the show.

      • Danny C says:

        If the contest was about kickin-butt, then sexy Maggie for sure, but this is about crushable….and it’s Alex all the way! She is just gorgeous.

  18. shel says:

    Oooh, that’s just mean! Love both Alex and Nikita, but Alex is the one I’m crushing on. :)

  19. Alyssa says:

    Team JJ forever and ever.

    The Nikita one was much harder, but in the end, I prefer Maggie/Nikita.

  20. mm says:

    I like both Nikita and Alex, but Nikki got my vote. NIKITA FTW

  21. Jen says:

    Love both Criminal Minds ladies but JJ has always been my favourite!

  22. Twyla Thorpe says:

    JJ may be new to the profiling game but she has always been the sexy one on Criminal Minds. Even Shemar Moore said so! He called her the “blonde bombshell”. JJ is the embodiment of every man’s wet dream! Prentiss is just too mannish.

  23. StoopidQpid says:

    Yes!! JJ is winning! Prentiss may be a bad ass in the field but this is a poll on who is more “crushable”. Not many guys will crush on a girl who can probably kick his butt! LOL.

  24. Janie says:

    Who would you rather have back you up in a knife fight? Nikita or Alex? 100% Nikita. That makes her way more crushable in my book.

    • me says:

      Who is way cuter and who has a more compelling back story and who has a more suck you in sort of overall character? Alex!!

      What does who might do slightly better in a knife fight to back you up have to do being crushable??

      • Janie says:

        “Who is more beautiful, more compelling back story, and just sucks you in overall?” Well I think I would say Nikita. And her character is a better fighter and has beautiful legs as well. To each his/her own. Alex is cute, too.

        • Marsha says:

          I’m with you there. I find myself describing Alex as cute, although I know that she’s conventionally beautiful. I will give Alex a couple more years to become more refined. Nikita however, is the complete package and she’s all heart. When she’s kicking butt, you actually believe it (probably because I know that the actress does her own stunts)and she does it with such finesse and style. And she injects some humor now and again, which I have NEVER seen from Alex.

  25. My Dad Has A Crush On... says:

    JJ!! \o/ He doesn’t think she’s the most beautiful woman ever but he says he can’t help it, he always finds himself staring at her more than paying attention to the case itself. And that was when JJ wasn’t even a profiler yet!

  26. cheet0breath says:

    AJ and Paget up against each other? Yeah, you might as well finish the job and stab me in the heart right now.

  27. Pagetishotter says:

    Paget for the win. Hotter, funnier, cuter, totally crush worthy. :)

  28. john says:

    Yikes! How can Alex not be running away with this?
    Way more crushable. Way cuter and her character is just way more crushable too. Who is voting here?

    Gotta be Alex FTW!

    • Captain says:

      Alex has pretty hair and pretty eyes but really, based on characters there’s no comparison between her and Nikita. Alex is an impulsive, naive, selfish (sometimes) brat. Nikita’s a warrior, Alex just kind of fires in all directions and hopes things turn out okay. Nikita FTW.

      • Marsha says:

        @Captain, towards the end of the first season and earlier in the second, I reached the point where I was hoping that Alex would take a nosedive off a cliff or something and I am a fan of hers! That’s how selfish and gullible she was quickly becoming. EVERYONE has taken a shot and succeeded in manipulating her which I find really annoying. The last straw for me was her actually thinking that she could beat Nikita in hand to hand combat, really!? Alex needs a couple more years before she can surpass Nikita in anything.

        • Cy says:

          You said it perfectly! I really liked Alex in the beginning (still like her, but definitely get bored during her segments as opposed to Niki’s), but she just kept getting her head turned by every strong personality that came her way and then ultimately ditched Nikita and became kind of lost… A bad story arc, IMO.

          Also, yes–it *could* have been cool to have Niki and Alex go against each other, but Alex is really not match at all as far as brains and even fighting skills go. It’s like a hired thug vs a secret agent. She has potential, but she really needed to stay with Nikita and learn more.

  29. Sabrina says:

    Maggie Q crushed her hand filming Nikita. She deserves to win most crushable solely on that. ;)

    • Marsha says:

      How awesome is Maggie Q, she does her own stunts, I know I said this before, but as petite as she is, she is one of the few actresses out there that is believeable when she’s kicking someone’s butt. Can’t get more badass and crushable than her. She will always get my vote

  30. Janie says:

    I thought this is about the character as well as their looks. Nikita is sexy, worldly, the assassin who taught Alex everything. She’s beautiful and refined. These characteristics and the depth of her backstory is what make’s her crushable. Its not just looks, its the whole package. Oh and she’s a better fighter. She’s Nikita. Did I really have to make a list. I can add more if you want me too. Alex has great hair, though. ;)

  31. em says:

    Nikita is undeniably sexy, but always kind of measured and wise. Alex is more of a wild-card. Which I really like as well. I’d probably date Nikita, but I’d sleep with Alex in a heartbeat. So both are “crushable” in different ways. ;)

  32. Captain says:

    I love Lyndsy and Maggie and if this were solely based on looks, I’d probably go with Lyndsy (although Maggie is a very beautiful woman) but because this is based on the characters, Nikita HANDS DOWN! There’s no comparison. Nikita is an amazing character and Alex (which good in her own way) just doesn’t match up.

  33. Sid says:

    NIKITA and AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Lisa says:

    Maggie Q has my vote, sorry Lindsay

  35. LM says:

    Is nobody but me bothered by the fact that Maggie Q has zero breasts and butt? She is terrifyingly thin, which makes it kinda hart to believe for me that she even has muscles to kick butt. I don’t find her scrawnyness crushable at all.
    In the end, I don’t think I could date either one of them anyways, but I still voted for Alex.

  36. Fido says:

    My vote for Maggie gave her 50.42% to Alex’s 49.58% – WHAT a battle we have here.

  37. Bill H says:

    Of course it’s J.J., like there was even a choice. As for Nikita, never seen it (this one), don’t even know what network its on. But I voted for the one that has a full name, just for spite.

  38. Pic says:

    Lyndsy Fonseca is so hot. That’s really all that matters here.

  39. Tiffany says:

    Forcing a decision between JJ and Prentiss is just cruel. The fans fought long and hard for both of them last year, and now we have to pick just one?? But, I went with Prentiss. She’s just so badass! She is hands-down my number one girl crush. Love her!

  40. CG89 says:

    jj and alex!! ok it was a hard choice between alex and nikita…..like really!?! how am I suppose to chose beween these two?? but… I had to go with alex….love nikki thought
    jj on the other hand was the obvious choice for me, I like emily too, I think she’s very funny but not crushable….jj’s way crushable imo!!! I love her hair!!! sooooo glad they are both back btw!!! now I can go back to watching CM !!! …..and please plz plz start watching nikita everyone, we need to get a season 3!!!!!

  41. NeonBBQ says:

    JJ vs Emily? This is so cruel, but a no brainer for me. Sure they are both beautiful, but personality plays a big part for me and JJ is too damn boring! Emily is a kick-ass, funny, fiesty and compassionate woman! It doesn’t hurt that she is stunning with a rockin’ body.

  42. Bob says:

    oh my gosh I want alex to win but she’s losing by a tiny bit ugg

  43. Diana says:

    HAHAHAHAHA, that´s cruel. But Maggie has my vote! This is a tough competition. I love so much Nikita as Alex as well, but who would be Alex without Nikita? :)

  44. Sarah says:

    Omg this is just wrong emily and jj then kensi and ziva this is way to much pressure lol

  45. asja says:

    i loveeee emily soooooo much!!!she’s my favourite!! but i think jj is more crushble! I LOVE HER TOO!!!! GO CRIMINAL MINDSSS!!!!!!!!

  46. me says:

    Well, well, well. THANKS to TVLine the Mayan prediction of the end of the world has come true! How can Alex not make it out of the second round????

    Why were these two put head to head in the second round??
    None of the bracketing for this makes any sense.

    and now the world shall end

    gee THANKS tvline!

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