The X-Files' Scully Vs. Fringe's Olivia as 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Round 3 Begins!

Round 3 of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament begins with a matchup that’s sure to induce headaches in fans of the sci-fi genre.

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

Indeed, we’ve got a tough battle for supremacy betweem The X Files‘ Dana Scully and Fringe‘s Olivia Dunham.

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 3 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

Bones and Isles Geeks Clash, Unforgettable and SVU Stars Collide in ‘Law-Enforcement Crushes’

(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!



Comments (405)

  • Looking at the brackets, my prediction is it will be Abby vs Ziva for the final 2.

    Comment by Angela – December 9, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be awesome!!

      Comment by Lily – December 9, 2011 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh, if that happens – ZIVA vs ABBY I will be torn as to which fabulous NCIS star to pick…

      Comment by editor – December 9, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s funny because those are legitimately the two ugliest people left in the competition haha. Plus, if you think Beckett won’t be making it into the finale you’re crazy.

      Comment by Evelyn – December 9, 2011 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Think you’re the one who’s mistaken… The strength of the NCIS fandom took down Castle (Tony beat him remember?), and I wouldn’t be surprised if Abby tops Kate. Then it’ll be a war between NCIS fans who like Abby (or just hate Ziva/TIVA) and those who like Ziva/the coupling.

        Comment by Saint Alicia – December 9, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The only problem is, this is supposed to be about the most crushable, not the show with more fans, because just the thought that any of those being more crushable than Kate god… But I guess in the end it all comes down to the show they are in.

          On topic, I loved Dana Scully on X-Files, but Anna Torv is amazing in everything she does, there’s no choice here, Anna Torv FTW.

          Comment by Carlos – December 9, 2011 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I realize it should be about most crushable not biggest fanbase, but you don’t think it’s possible for the many fans of NCIS to genuinely believe Abby and/or Ziva is more crushable than their competition? Just because there’s more of them their opinion isn’t as “legitimate” or “objective”?
            Anyhow, I’m sure most people vote purely out of loyalty for a character/show and little else.

            Comment by Saint Alicia – December 9, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  
          • @Alicia: Ah! Most ‘women’ vote for the actors from their show. Most men just vote genuinely looking at who is hotter. Yeah we are that shallow. lol

            Comment by Jack – December 11, 2011 06:01 AM PDT  
        • anyone who doesn’t think Ziva or Abby are the most beautiful, crushable women on a hit TV show aren’t smart enough to vote in this poll. Get real !
          And take your hate somewhere else haters !

          Comment by KIMBRADY – December 10, 2011 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • It’s clear in your post that you’re a fan of the show they are in, but seriously!? Yes, Ziva is extremely beautiful, no argue there, but abby? c’mon… She could be the most sweet character and you find her crushable for that reason, but you said “most beautiful”, i’m sorry, but she is far from beautiful:

            http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2019921152/nm0005306

            This is not a beautiful woman, period.

            And I can even understand them winning because of the fanbase, but please, don’t say that it is because she is beautiful lol

            “@Alicia: Ah! Most ‘women’ vote for the actors from their show. Most men just vote genuinely looking at who is hotter. Yeah we are that shallow. lol”

            True story! xD

            Comment by Carlos – December 11, 2011 04:58 PM PDT  
      • Do not underestimate the power of the NCIS fandom. They may not necessarily be right, but they be crazy good at winning these things. Also, they be crazy.

        Comment by Hannah – December 10, 2011 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What’s NCIS? Is that even a real show people watch?

          Comment by nonabgo – December 11, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree with you PLUS neither Ziva or Abby are really beautiful and if you guys think Kate isn’t beautiful then sorry but you have no eyes! You can’t really believe Ziva/Abby is pretty right?

        Comment by Mell – December 11, 2011 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I find both Kate and Ziva beautiful.

          Comment by Anna – December 11, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No, THESE two shown above are the worst looking.

        Comment by Anna – December 11, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If this happens I will be so upset because its not fair to the other shows, whose two characters are in the same bracket

      Comment by Sam – December 9, 2011 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I knew this vote was coming and dreaded it. So hard to choose. But I’ve been a Scully fan from the first time I saw her on X-Files and although Olivia is wonderful, she is not quite Scully. So Gillian Anderson gets my vote although I expect Anna Torv to win.

    Comment by opus – December 9, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^ This!!

      Comment by Johnn – December 9, 2011 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • totally

      Comment by Alex – December 9, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with everything you said! Sad that it looks like Scully is going to lose. A lot of people nowadays seem to only vote on current shows/characters.

      Comment by Brian – December 9, 2011 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scully has my vote as well! :)

      Comment by DL – December 9, 2011 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly my thought

      Comment by Lily – December 10, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scully is winning.

      Comment by Oo – December 11, 2011 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yep, yep. It’s gotta be Scully for me!

    Comment by Cy – December 9, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia all the way.

    Comment by Jay – December 9, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully for ever !!

    Comment by Jo – December 9, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love both,but I love Scully just a bit more..sorry Olive.

    Comment by Kaz – December 9, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia’s great, but Scully comes out on top. Without her, there would be no Olivia!

    Comment by Ashley – December 9, 2011 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. The whole reason Supernatural and Fringe are on right now is because of the ground-breaking show that is X-Fles.

      Comment by Jen – December 10, 2011 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I’m sayin’!!!!! Thank you!

      Comment by Tocarra – December 10, 2011 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Soooo you idjits vote just like that! See the title! Ugh! Women!

      Comment by Oo – December 11, 2011 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So looking at how the brackets are turning out, I think I have a strong idea as to who three of the final four will be. I think it will be Ziva David, Sydney Bristow and Kate Beckett for sure, but I’m struggling on who will be the fourth. I would love to see it be Abby, but she hassome tough competition.

    Comment by Emee – December 9, 2011 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCULLY!!!!

    Comment by Iris – December 9, 2011 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sophie’s choice!! I just can’t pick.

    Comment by Ed – December 9, 2011 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol! I understand what you mean. But in terms of crush-worthy, Olivia for sure.

      Comment by ziggy – December 10, 2011 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tough call. But Dunham

    Comment by Joe – December 9, 2011 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully!!!!!

    Comment by Cristian – December 9, 2011 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully, ever and forever. The X-Files is history… many others are there because of what Chris Carter done. So it’s impossible for the exers generation, the olders and the newest one’s not vote and think in Dana Scully/Gillian Anderson.

    Comment by Raquel Danason – December 9, 2011 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wait what? Scully’s losing. I’d say my world no longer makes sense, but it hasn’t made sense in awhile.

    Comment by Carmichael – December 9, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This matchup amuses me bacause I find both acteresses so unattractive and inlikeable that I never could enjoy either show.

    Comment by Anna – December 9, 2011 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t sell yourself short, Ms. Torv!

      Comment by Johnn – December 9, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @Anna

      Still trolling i see.How pathetic.

      Comment by Q – December 10, 2011 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @anna
      you are very troubled. Have you no life at all
      Fool

      Comment by GeorgeG – December 10, 2011 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Stating the truth, and hoping one day this man faced witch is gone.

        Comment by Anna – December 11, 2011 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • epic fail dear

          Comment by brace – December 12, 2011 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM?

    Comment by pardon – December 9, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry Fringe fans….Scully all the way.

    Comment by Sabrina – December 9, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ack Sarah Walker vs Sydney Bristow? That right there is a heavy weight bout! Definitely getting down to some tough choices this round

    Comment by Joycee – December 9, 2011 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yea, after that round, we should have a good idea of who will be our top 4.

      Comment by Audrey – December 12, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gillian anderson aka scully !!!!! of course

    i cant stand the acting of anna torv, she is always overdoing her facial expressions and that”s so distracting

    olivia dunham has no charisma.

    Comment by scully – December 9, 2011 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is there really a winner here? It seems you can sit there and vote over and over again for the person you want to win. It comes down to which fans have the time and no life to just sit there and vote all day long.

      Comment by Mike – December 12, 2011 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCULLY

    Comment by Nj – December 9, 2011 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia Dunham is the reason I watch Fringe!

    Comment by sunday – December 9, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scully is the reason Fringe exists.

      Comment by Meg – December 9, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nice comeback!!!

        Comment by 2shy – December 10, 2011 01:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I do not see how that is relevant since obviously Olivia is better than Scully in terms of looks and everything.

        Comment by Eric – December 11, 2011 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not even close. Olivia could never been better even on one of Scully’s worst days. Scully is beautiful, scientist/medical doctor, can shoot a gun like no ones business, and isn’t afraid to put her bosses in check if need be.

          Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is a very bad rip off of The X-Files. Special Agent Dana Scully all the way!

    Comment by Watts1013 – December 9, 2011 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^Someone who clearly hasn’t watched Fringe past season 1.

      Comment by RKron – December 9, 2011 10:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Meh. I’m pretty sure The X files will have many more seasons then Fringe will ever have.

        Comment by dee123 – December 10, 2011 03:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • OUCH! Sadly true though.

          Comment by Silas – December 10, 2011 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Less seasons or not, it still is way better than X-Files.

          Comment by Eric – December 11, 2011 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • All subjective, but in the past and present The X-Files has and will continue to inspire way more people and shows than Fringe ever will. Fact–the reason Fringe exists.

            Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  
  • Sully it is

    Comment by Gisela – December 9, 2011 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My vote was really for Alt-Olivia with the sassy red bangs, cool leather jacket and Kim Possible cargo pants. I hope Olivia will dump the sensible shoes and takes some fashion risks like her doppleganger.

    Comment by Plum – December 9, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol. This is exactly why Scully should win–she wasn’t about her looks, but her smarts and doing her job to the best of her ability. She would rather dress sensibly than take fashion risks. At the end of the day, it’s not about what you wear, but how you do your job.

      Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Have you seen “Fringe”? This person was commenting that the Olivia in this poll *does* dress sensibly and relies on her smarts. The thing is, the Alt Universe Olivia also looks cool while doing it.

        Comment by Mindy – December 11, 2011 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • she definitely hasn’t seen FRINGE.

          Comment by Alice – December 11, 2011 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I understand that, but I wasn’t commenting on that, but rather the remark as to Olivia dressing more fashionably. Not all Fringe fans feel this way, but if Olivia is just fine as she is, then why should she take fans risks? Her job is not about that.

          Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @Plum, Your “Kim Possible cargo pants” comment is the best thing I’ve read in the entire comments section! Also, I want both Olivia and Bolivia’s wardrobes.

      Comment by Jen – December 11, 2011 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Come on people–it’s Scully! She is the ubercrush. I love Olivia but there is no one I would pick over Scully.

    Comment by Laura E. – December 9, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Katherine Scully!

    Comment by evelyn – December 9, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This choice is really, really hard, no doubt. Dana Scully was masterful, beautiful, with that air of mystery, marking as a seductive character, decisively important, that set the tone, the characteristic of the series X-Files. On the other hand is elegant, endowed with an extreme natural beauty, with very, very charm of the star of Fringe, which is our Olivia Dunham. But for the moment, I vote in Olivia, but Scully is in my heart forever.

    Comment by ZiggOz – December 9, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCULLY

    Comment by Stephie – December 9, 2011 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please. It’s not even a question. Dana Scully for the win.

    Comment by Salome – December 9, 2011 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There wouldn’t be Olivia without Scully.

    Comment by Hannah – December 9, 2011 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Olivia Dunham is the one truly believable FBI agent, and alive and kicking.

      There were plenty if others before scully, she owes her nothing.
      And the Fringe fans who do not vote for Olivia Dunham, shame on you.

      Comment by Dunham – December 10, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In regards to women in Sci-Fi, yes, she does. JJ Abrams took certain things from the X-Files, which carried even into Alias and Lost, so it isn’t a surprise that Fringe has some as well.

        Comment by 2 – December 11, 2011 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dude!!! This should belong to Dana Scully, hands down.

    Where are the fanboys?!

    Comment by Juan – December 9, 2011 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what the hell!?
    Scully must win!

    Comment by NG – December 9, 2011 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always Oliva.

    Comment by Amanda – December 9, 2011 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully of course!

    Comment by maurisap – December 9, 2011 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • scully is the only one I know

    Comment by Lola – December 9, 2011 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Olivia! Olivia Dunham! Bolivia! Fauxlivia! FBI agent Olivia Dunham! Olivia, Olivia B, Olivia C (Future)! All Olivia, into one: Olivia Dunham forever!

    Comment by Zepp – December 9, 2011 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ¡¡Scully!!

    Comment by Roma_X – December 9, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OLIVIA is FANTASTIC!

    Comment by Mario Bitt – December 9, 2011 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully! Her character’s impact in modern television was tremendous. Characters like Olivia Dunham, Beckett, Bones wouldn’t exist without her.

    Comment by Jemma – December 9, 2011 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, obviously Scully SHOULD beat the piece of wood, but too many kiddies who vote have no idea what The X-Files is. Their loss.

    Comment by Gina – December 9, 2011 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully of course

    Comment by john – December 9, 2011 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very tough choice for me. Truthfully, it doesn’t matter which one wins cause I love both of them.

    Comment by Justin – December 9, 2011 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully has been and always will be the Queen!! She totally gets my vote without a second thought…..perfect combo of brains, beauty, and strength.

    Comment by Shannon – December 9, 2011 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is ridiculous, Dana Scully can’t be compared to any of all those characters, she’s epic.

    Comment by Sam – December 9, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully ugly? I guess they never seen x files. Gillian is older then anna and still is much more stunning!

    Comment by evelyn – December 9, 2011 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shallow much?

      Comment by 2shy – December 10, 2011 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @2shy I see what you did there, with your username. Well played!

        Comment by Johnn – December 10, 2011 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This is whole thing is all about shallowness! And I love it! Olivia is 1000 times more sexy than Scully!!

        Comment by Oo – December 11, 2011 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If you’ve read the comments, most votes aren’t being conducted solely on looks. By based on looks alone, Scully still takes the cake.

          Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Must be an extremely bad cake. She can take it. We all know Olivia is more crushable.

            Comment by Oo – December 11, 2011 11:11 AM PDT  
          • We can’t all have quality tastes, now can we, Oo? Every once in a while someone craves the store bought pound cake=Olivia.

            Comment by 2shy – December 11, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  
  • I love them both, tremendously, but I have to go with Olivia.

    Comment by dana – December 9, 2011 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This will be intense. Gillian is stunning, but looking at the photos, so is Anna. My vote will still go to the brilliant Gillian, as Scully, but Anna will be hard to compete with!

    Comment by CastleBuffySVU – December 9, 2011 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cannot believe that any character would beat Scully in a head-to-head, given that she is beautiful, educated, empathetic, supportive, has leadership qualities, and actually seemed to do FBI related work even within the context of The X-Files.

    Total package.

    Comment by Timothy McNeil – December 9, 2011 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Olivia Dunham is that, and more.

      Comment by Whovian – December 10, 2011 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um, Olivia Dunham is all of those things, too.

      These two are the only truly credible agents in the entire field. This is easily the toughest choice because these characters are so similar.

      Comment by Mindy – December 11, 2011 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Has to be Scully. I absolutely LOVE Fringe and adore Olivia Dunham, but Scully was the progenitor of all the current brilliant beauties. She made being smart mysterious and SEXY, and a whole generation loved her for it. She’ll always get my vote.

    Comment by Kelley – December 9, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You’re kidding, right? SCULLY all the way!

    Comment by Lu – December 9, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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