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. Miranda says:


  2. ALEXANDER says:


  3. Annie says:

    Brennan all the way!

  4. Meg says:


  5. JESSICA says:


  6. alisonfaith297 says:

    BONES ALL THE WAY!! i really love NCIS but i will always pick bones, besides it your are talking about who is more crushable, i just love brennan bluntness about thing whereas as much as i love abby, i dont relate to abby well.

  7. Karen says:

    Dr Brennan!

  8. nettyevlina says:

    Dr.Brennan is lack sense of humanity, all is theory for her but Abby all in one, smart care lovely funny tho.. and the way she dress up just amazing..

  9. ERICK97 says:


  10. ALEXIA says:


  11. ady says:

    I’ve never watched NCIS, is it really that good that it has millions of obsessive fans and that it’s winning every poll?
    it seems to be like any other procedural on TV.
    (just to be clear, not being sarcastic, i’m seriously asking ’cause I’ve never watched it)

    • NoChance says:

      If you’re asking if NCIS is like the CSI shows the answer is no. I don’t like any of those but love NCIS. It has a sense of humor. That’s not to say it’s a comedy but rather that it has a good balance between drama and humor.

    • AngelMoonGirl says:

      NCIS is not like a lot of other crime procedurals. It is more like Bones than it is like CSI. NCIS focuses a lot more into its characters than the CSIs, plus there is a lot of humor, drama, romance, etc. The team is like one big dysfunctional family :)

      I love Abby. But I actually love Temperance Brennan more, so I’m voting for her! But if this were between NCIS’ Ziva Daivd and Bones’ Temperance Brennan… oh man. I’d have no clue who to choose! Those are my favorite two on television right now, except for maybe Olivia Dunham on Fringe!

      • AngelMoonGirl says:

        *Whoops, meant Ziva DAVID, not Daivd XD

      • ady says:

        from your descriptions it does sound a bit like bones so maybe i’ll give NCIS a try ’cause i absolutely adore bones, so thank you both for your replies.

        and i agree about olivia, anna torv is exceptional and i’ll forever be bitter that she wasn’t nominated for an emmy, i’ve given up hope that the Emmy’s will recognize the brilliance of fringe.

  12. Mojo says:

    Bones all the way baby <3 u Emily !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. TLedger says:

    Both women are great actresses.
    Since I must choose between them, I must root for Abby. Temperence is way too cerebral, whereas Abby breaks it down for you. Gibbs doesn’t have a lot of patience for ‘Big Words’. You need a degree to understand Brennan.
    Plus, Abby is always making me wonder what amazing looking outfit she will be wearing next.

  14. George says:

    It’s all Abby

  15. Rosanna says:

    BONES!! I love bones!! I’ve watched all of the 6 seasons in 5 weeks (I know addict haha) I also used to watch NCIS but is got boring after like 25 episodes… I love bones and I always will!!

  16. Craig says:

    Temperance Brennan

  17. josh talley says:

    Brennan!!!! 100% I would go higher but of course that would sound cliche. Love bones. She’s an interesting character and there are more sides to her that we haven’t seen yet. I can’t wait for the up coming shows! Go Bones

  18. candice says:

    i love both shows! i voted abby, because she’s more ‘real’ and relateable than bones! plus i want more mcabby…

  19. joanna says:

    Come on guys!!! Vote for Bonessssssssssss!!!!

  20. kirstie says:

    BRENNAN!!!!!!!! Not a hard choice, she’s the best character on tv, funnt smart beautiful!! An quirky which just adds to her character an doesn’t take away from it,, GO BRENNAN!!!!

  21. angelica says:

    I will vote for Dr.Brenna cause she is very smart when she is working with bones and how old the person is and if is a female or male.

  22. Kim says:


  23. Mary says:

    I used to like NCIS, but BONES is better. No more comments.

  24. Nikki says:

    BONES all the way!!!
    Emily Deschanel is so amazing and she is such a talented actress!!
    She deserves to win! :)

  25. Gemma says:

    Emily all the way! <3

  26. Jenny says:


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  28. jess says:


  29. Steph says:

    BRENNAN. BRENNAN. BRENNAN. TIMES A MILLION. <3 ;alksdjfads;lkfjd;f

  30. Sophia says:

    Temperance “Bones” Brennan definitely. Bones is the best show that has and will ever exist!!!!!!!

  31. ANETTE says:


  32. Fluffy says:

    I love both the Abby from NCIS and Breane from Bones so they both get my vote.

  33. Krissy says:

    Love Abby! Temperance is super hot too and I love her character but I have to agree with previous posts that Abby is beautiful in appearance and her outlook on life.
    On a side note, with Ziva currently leading the other side how on earth would you vote between Abby and Ziva if that’s what it came down to???

  34. karina hansen says:

    go Brennan ;0)

  35. Susan says:

    NCIS should win hands because Abby adds alot with her sugar and spice attitude! You gotta love Abby!

  36. Samara says:

    Brennan is the best!

  37. LAURA says:


  38. Natalie Bjorklund says:

    UH BONES AND NCIS… Oh boy this is difficult but I think imma have to stick w my first love which is Bones :) I love brennan especially cuz she’s dating booth mmmmhmmm

  39. Philly says:

    Uh idk where you got that Brennan can’t feel.. um she can. Big time. Like uber big time, sometimes more than Abby dare I say. And the reason why Brennan is so logical is because she wants to separate herself from the victims. I like Abby and all, but Brennan has my vote. Just wanted to point that out. :-)

  40. lkleo says:

    Brennan in a cakewalk.Love the vulnerability and emotional depth lurking just below the hyperrational and awkward surface.Complements her unique brand of beauty.Abby just annoying,from her too-old-for it pseudogoth style to her overly bubbly,pleading for attention diatribe.Should lose the pigtails as well.Definitely not crushworthy.

  41. CINTHIA says:


  42. stephanie says:

    Bones is WAY better than Abby. The show is not like the normal crime dramas, so that is why Bones is BETTER!!!!

  43. Mandy says:

    DEFINITELY Emily! Bones!
    Vote for Emily!!! :)

  44. Jacqueline says:

    Bones!!! I love love Brennan. She is so complex and is always changing. NCIS annoys me now. Used to watch it now it’s the same old, same old.

  45. Sarah says:


  46. Becky says:

    BONES FOR SURE !!!! Had seen it before but now am really into it and have turned my whole household into loving it aswell it’s literally all we watch some night !!! Emily is an amazing actress and the tension between Brennan and booth is unbearable sometimes they make such a great couple !!! also because my household consists of 5 people I think 4 extra votes should go to bones !!! ;)

  47. Laura says:

    At one time I would say Deschannel…. but she has not aged
    very well. I have seen pictures of her without makeup.
    She needs the makeup….

  48. VivaLaTiva says:

    Ugh. I hate how people sit up here fighting over who’s better. Just vote and leave! This doesn’t need to turn into a debate. Because in the end, it’s one fans word against another. And everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and no opinion is wrong or right.
    Thank you. :)