Bones' Temperance Brennan Vs. NCIS' Abby Sciuto in 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Nail-Biter!

No one said it would be easy getting to the Quarterfinals of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and the matchup we’ve got for Round 3 Day 5 certainly drives home that point.

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Indeed, we’ve got Bones‘ Temperance Brennan squaring off against NCIS‘ Abby Sciuto, and while both will enter the single-elimination world of the TVLine Thunderdome, only one will leave!

Every afternoon over the next couple of 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.

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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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  1. chris says:

    is it clear to everyone else this is going to end with Ziva winning and that all these brackets prove is that we have more Tony/Ziva shippers than any other?

  2. Chatty says:

    Please, it’s not even a contest. Abby is Queen of The Lab! Ha.

  3. Erika says:

    If I was a betting person, I would say this contest is going to end up coming down to Abby Vs Ziva. At least those would be my two picks for the final two. Abby of course winning, but either way I’d be happy!

  4. ana muller says:

    how exactly is Bones losing? It’s not about the show, it’s about who’s more crushable and Emily Deschanel is as crushable as it gets and so is her character (and her sister)!

    • GeekGirl13 says:

      I for one am focusing as closely on the character (as opposed to the actress) in my voting, and as such I am not surprised that Abby is winning at all. I adore Bones, but character wise, she doesn’t hold a candle to Abby in my eyes.

    • Joanna says:

      Different strokes for different folks.

      <– currently crushing on Abby. She has the looks, brains, plus one great personality. I'm not surprised she's winning.

    • Marc says:

      Yes, Brennan is stunning! I can’t believe that she’s losing. This is a joke

  5. bukyung park says:

    I love abby!!
    I love you!!

  6. Alice says:

    I love u!!!!!!!

  7. clint estes says:

    Abby wins hands down!!!

  8. Heather says:

    I love Abby! She really fun and cool. Her personality kind of reminds me of myself and she has the best taste is music.

  9. Josh says:

    Wow so NCIS fans came out in full force, somehow cheating(because there is no way that big of a gap happened over night) I’m sorry in what world is that girl even 1) remotely attractive 2) anywhere else to beauty, acting talent or Bones kickassness than Emily is?

    • Audrey says:

      The huge gap increase didn’t even happened overnight, but within hours when the poll first opened. Then again, the number of comments also jumped from 13 to 500 and number of likes on the Facebook goes from 1 to 1000 within the same timeframe.. So I can’t really say there were some cheating involved.

      This tournament all boils down to how big each fandom is, so predictably, cable shows can rarely win regardless of how hot and beautiful (crushable) the character is. NCIS is a huge franchise brand, with massive weekly ratings and viewership. So, I’m not really surprise ofthe overwhelmin number of votes.

      I gotta give it to you NCIS fans, you are a force to be reckoned with.

      • Ann says:

        CBS posted the link on their Twitter page – so their 100,000+ followers got the notification…that’s whent he shift in the results happened. If Fox would do the same for Brennan, things would probably shift a lot more in her favor, as they were before the CBS tweet.

        CBS did the same for Tony…but the big difference in that case was that Tony was only losing by around 49% to 51% at that time – he could’ve easily made it up in the voting time that was left.

        Abby was losing by around 35% to 65% when CBS helped her out. She would’ve likely lost without the help.

        Fox does the same for Brennan, and things would even up a lot more…probably go back to how they were before the CBS tweet.

        CBS hasn’t promoted Ziva yet, because she was just up against a fellow CBS show’s star. They’ll probably promote her in the next round.

        • Audrey says:

          Makes sense. Ahh, the power of network support is amazingly effective. Ziva probably didn’t get any tweet because CBS guess she could hold her own in this round. Tony versus Castle round exploded on twitter too. But even Nathan’s 1 million followers didn’t help him win.

          The clear winner from all these polls is obviously TVline. Tvline must effing love all the attentions and traffic they’ve been getting for this tournament.

  10. kytivafan says:


    Abby has made a comeback!

  11. Amelie says:

    bones aaaaalll the way :]

  12. John says:

    COME ON!!

    The poll result was turned around from 70 percent Emily to 70 percent Abby. You’re all crazy.

  13. Barbi says:

    Abby all the way! She is smart, sexy, beautiful with a gothy twist and a big heart! I can relate and identify with her!

  14. Sarah says:

    Go Bones!

  15. Tammy says:

    ABBY all the way. She is smart and funny and cool and has a big heart.

  16. David says:

    Abby, by far.

  17. Abby says:

    Brennan always……I don’t like Ncis, it’s boring.

  18. Cait says:

    I watched NCIS for years and although Abby is my favorite NCIS character, I got bored with the show. Ive watched every episode of Bones, and Bones still wins for me!

  19. sheri says:

    I cannot STAND Abby’ hair and personal style. Ugh!

  20. Kim says:

    Brennan from Bones!

  21. Tracy says:

    Abby. Unlike bones chapter scientist, abby is an actual forensic scientist she does NOT just play a part. She is full of life and love, we no abby,but there is still more to learn,she’s not done yet.

  22. MP says:

    I love love love love Bones, but Abby is so amazing! She’s like the perfect sexy smart kick ass female.

  23. Deanna says:

    I love both shows and both characters, but NCIS is my number one, so I gotta go with Abby!

  24. Tracy says:

    That’s y its called PERSONAL style, not what we think it should b. BTW there Abby is a real scientist, not just a chacter following a script.

  25. ash says:

    Gooooo Bones!! All the way!

  26. Lindz says:

    I loved both of these shows at the same time a year or so ago. Now Bones has my heart and probably will forever. NCIS is an awesome show and Abby was my favorite character on the show, however Brennen just has this air about her that I strive to be like. I can totally understand how people can say Brennen isn’t loveable and all that jazz, but that’s just because you haven’t watched the show. I have to agree with another user that NCIS just got repetitive, its a good show but things just got too boring. This was a really really hard choice. But Bones will always be my number one show.

  27. amoree says:

    Brennan – I love. Abby – I really, really like. So, for me, this round goes to Brennan.
    But having to choose between Brennan and Scully in the next matchup?!!
    I fear for my soul…

  28. Karime says:


  29. EMILY says:


  30. t_allen says:

    Abby.. hands down …

  31. manuella says:


  32. Dave Todd says:

    I love both but my vote has to go to Abby, she’s the best! Although she doesn’t get much airtime, true, she steals the spotlight when she is on screen.

  33. Christie says:

    Bones for sure!!!!!

  34. sam says:

    dear stupid people, this contest it based off of attractiveness. Abby is no where near as pretty as Bones.

    • GeekGirl13 says:

      attractive [əˈtræktɪv]
      1. appealing to the senses or mind through beauty, form, character, etc.
      2. arousing interest – an attractive opportunity
      3. possessing the ability to draw or pull – an attractive force

      On all 3 counts, Abby over Brennan for me. Just further proof that beauty (or attractiveness) is in the eyes and heart of the beholder.

    • Marc says:

      I TOTALLY agree with you! They are so stupid

  35. Jules says:

    Seriously! WHO CARES!!!
    Same thing/cases happen every week…someone die,they go look for the killer..
    But where is the “real” chemistry?
    And it took 5/6 yr (on the shadow of) for NCIS to be #1,bcuz of NBC debacle and no competitions,but dosent proof that they earn it…or the show is interesting(predictable and not so much trilling…)

  36. Mia says:

    BRENNAN all the way !!! I just love Bones and Emily :D

  37. Rick Lusk says:

    Abby……….Enough said!

  38. Rebecca says:

    I love them both for different reasons…but I’ve got to go with Brennan. Not only is she beautiful, but her struggle to connect with other, less emotionally damaged friends is admirable. I think the baby and relationship with Booth will provide the external push that she needs to appear warmer.

  39. Melissa says:


  40. Marc says:

    Are you guys serious?! This girl abby is winning? LOL

  41. CLARA says:


  42. Paty says:

    Tempy Brennan is the best!

  43. Chelsea says:

    Bones definitely. It’s the only show I personally feel is worth watching. Voting for Brennan all the way. :)

  44. Ludmila says:

    Tempi Ovio a morir!!

  45. Lovey says:

    Emily is much better looking. I stopped voting on these things when David Boreanaz lost to Nathan Fillion because there is no way by looks alone that he could have lost. Emily and David are by far the most crushable people on TV.

  46. louise says:

    bones all the wayy <3

  47. Jason says:

    BRENNAN!!!!! Bones is the best show in the world!!!!

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  49. Brittany says: