X-Files' Scully Vs. Castle's Beckett as 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Semifinals Begin!

We’re closing in on Christmas day, but temperatures are rising at TVLine, where we’ve reached the Semifinals of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament.

So brace yourselves, folks, because we’ve got The X Files‘ Dana Scully and Castle‘s Kate Beckett entering the single-elimination world of the TVLine Thunderdome, but only one will leave!

Tomorrow, we’ll launch the second of our Semifinal bouts, and on Saturday, we’ll kick off the final battle of our bracket extravaganza. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Semifinal voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

Also, if you’re interested in seeing how the tourney has played out so far, 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 (577)

  • I love Beckett, and I love “Castle” more than I do “The X-Files” but Scully is ICONIC, thus there should be no competition.

    Comment by Rebecca Parker – December 21, 2011 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I spent more time yelling at her for being stupid and not hooking up with Mulder to notice if she was attractive or not… plus she was smart but not all that bright. I mean, 9 seasons and a movie and she was still a skeptic after all that? I mean how much more proof do you need there, woman? I guess that explains why her and Mulder never really got together! She was as clueless as she was ginger.

      Comment by Hyde – December 21, 2011 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Um… She and Mulder did really get together. They even had a child. And in the second movie (yes, there were two) she and Mulder were living their lives together as a couple.

        Comment by Emily – December 21, 2011 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • they were not together in the 2nd movie, she even had to go and look for him. And they couldn’t keep their child and that totally ruined the show for me. I love Scully but I’m crazy about Kate Beckett so it’s Kate FTW!!!

          Comment by Lani – December 21, 2011 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Were we watching different movies, because they were most certainly together in the second movie. :/

            Comment by Allyson – December 21, 2011 04:51 PM PDT  
          • LMAO Castle is NOTHING compared to The X Files

            Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  
          • …they were most definitely together in the second movie. Unless you cut out the scenes where they slept in the same bed, referred to sex with each other, and talked about being in love.

            Comment by Kirsten – December 21, 2011 06:18 PM PDT  
          • you must be blind for 2 reasons: 1 if you think kate beckett is any pretty, and 2 for saying mulder and scully didn’t live together in IWTB. Have you watched the movie? THAT WAS HER HOUSE! Maybe you should rewatch before anything stupid comes out of your mouth!

            Comment by Patricia – December 21, 2011 09:13 PM PDT  
          • Wait, so were they a couple and Lani just saw the airplane version of the movie or what?? Whatevs, in the last seasons even when he was barely there the two of them were as close as two people could be, emotionally speaking.

            Comment by ultimate troll – December 21, 2011 09:34 PM PDT  
          • Hum no they were together guys in the second movie, that’s what made it so terrible !!

            Comment by TrueS – December 23, 2011 12:28 AM PDT  
          • I agree with you Lani about the not keeping the child and ruining the show. To me, the x-files finished in season 7 because 8 & 9 sucked. The whole ‘whose your daddy’ thing was stupid, as if these two people didn’t do what is a natural biological urge and had sex. There was more realistic stuff they could’ve done with that then the ‘whose your daddy’ and then they want us to believe that this man who spent his LIFE searching for his sister would willingly give away his son? Or the woman who HEARD and SAW this man’s trauma would willingly give it up for adoption? Idiotic. The second movie stunk because it was a stupid story line, the acting stunk and they tried to hard to show the couple thing. Get real……..Still, as someone else said, Scully is iconic and she inspired millions of girls with idea that smart is sexy….

            Comment by Christie – December 23, 2011 03:10 PM PDT  
        • C dropped the ball after the first movie. They even had a child…care to explain just how that happened? Can ANYONE? Artifical insemination with eggs from…somewhere? (she was supposed to be barren due to alien experimentation, or cancer, or both.) Or did it somehow happen “naturally” when she and Mulder may or may not have had sex in “All Things” which still doesn’t explain the barren thing.

          I’m sorry, I was a HUGE X-files fan and Gillian Anderson is beautiful and a BRILLIANT actress. (Rent ‘House of Mirth’ OMG!) However, after the first X-files movie the show did everything possible to ignore the elephant in the room of Mulder and Scully’s relationship and tried to keep the same dynamics as before. It tarnished the series – and the characters. On Castle’s season 3 finale Beckett nearly died due to a sniper’s bullet and in season 4 it’s causing her to revaluate her priorities and what she wants. She’s actually dealing with her feelings for Rick, as opposed to them never being spoken about or seen in her actions. For me, that’s the thing that puts Beckett over the top. Yes, she’s dealing with the mystery of her mom’s murder, and yes, she’s kick-ass Beckett. However, she’s also vulnerable Kate. The character is written to show and integrate those aspects and Stana Katic does an AMAZING job making Beckett come to life.

          Certainly both actresses in this match-up are beautiful and talented. Beckett is the more complete character. This makes her more compelling, and at times heartbreaking, to watch. Beckett makes you root for her whereas with Scully it got to the point where the story was so convoluted it just didn’t matter because you knew nothing would really change.

          Comment by Beckstle – December 21, 2011 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I love how you worded that. :)

            Comment by Katy J. – December 21, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  
          • Amazing!!! You said that perfectly! THANK YOU

            Comment by B – December 22, 2011 07:33 AM PDT  
          • Perfectly phrased Beckstle!

            Comment by AmyMichelle – December 22, 2011 09:30 AM PDT  
          • I have nothing against either “Castle” or Kate Beckett, but dude(ette), Kate Beckett’s mother’s murder is a PLOT POINT. For Kate’s character to be believable, you need to have something in her past that made her want to be a protector (a cop) – her mother’s murder is just that. Scully had her BB gun story with the snake and her need to prove herself to her father and, by extension, the father figures in her life, Clarice Starling had her father’s death, Temperance Brennan and Kate Beckett have their mother’s death. It’s nothing to get excited about. It’s simple story-writing math.

            Now, in answer to your comment regarding Scully’s seemingly unchanging nature. Scully’s (non-)relationship with Mulder was just one aspect of the character. She can be read in opposition to Mulder, but she is a compelling character on her own. “Castle”‘s entire premise is a bit more relationship-based. Comparing Kate Beckett to Scully is pointless because they couldn’t be any more different characters.

            Scully’s conflicts were different. One of her internal conflicts was about knowledge vs. belief. On the one hand, she was a non-believer in the paranormal, but at the same time she was a believer in a higher power (something she couldn’t explain rationally) and a believer in science (something she could explain rationally). That struggle between science (knowledge) and religion/the paranormal (belief) was at the core of her being. As was her reluctance to accept one form of the inexplicable (the paranormal), while she believed in religion (which is, after all, another form of the inexplicable). She started as a non-believer in the paranormal but, as the show progressed, her certainty in her science and her knowledge crumbled. It was Mulder who was sure of his convictions throughout the entire 9 seasons of the show, but it was Scully who had to change and grow, which made her the more compelling character.

            You say Sully was a “less complete” character? I beg to differ. First, the chip in her neck. A foreign object invading the one thing a human being should (at least in theory) have control over, i.e. their body. A foreign object put inside her body by the very science she was sure she could trust in. That shook her up a bit. Then, the storyline with Scully’s cancer made her character grow in a big way. In season 5, after her cancer goes into remission, she says that before her cancer she was so afraid of death that she didn’t want to form any attachments, whereas after her cancer she doesn’t feel that way anymore. That’s character growth right there, and it’s not just about romantic attachments, it’s character growth all around because it concerns ALL kinds of relationships (friends, family, romantic relationships). It’s about letting PEOPLE in.

            Scully was at her most interesting when you saw cracks in her armor of stoicism. She was at her most interesting when she let herself be vulnerable, when she opened herself up to possibility instead of certainty, and when let loose and let herself NOT be sure about something for a change.

            “Castle” is a nice show and all, but it’s a romance show from the very start, and a standard procedural show. It’s fueled by Castle “pulling Beckett’s pigtails” and Beckett loving-hating him. The very fact that Castle is a mystery writer explains that dynamic: a detective/mystery story with male/female duo is an obvious metaphor for a romantic relationship. “The X-Files” is more about a certain ideal of love. It’s a more philosophical show, and more is at stake than just one romantic relationship. It’s about the split between knowledge/belief and power/knowledge. It’s about corporations. It’s about the post-Cold War world. It’s about the impermanence of history. It’s about Watergate (the paranormal is basically a metaphor for Watergate). It’s about the split between modernism and postmodernism. Scully is the embodiment of that split.

            Comment by fsfsfjscjsjcjd – December 22, 2011 10:23 AM PDT  
          • WORD my friend. WORD!

            Comment by Mari – December 22, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  
          • Are you actually saying Scully has no depth??? Have you watched the show? I believe They show the depths of Scully in every episode and not to speak of those that focus on the her specifically… In the early seasons you get to now her background and as the show prolongs you see her grow from that and learns to deal with the struggles she is facing. The fact that she is closed but with so much inside makes her a much interesting character than Beckett. I have watched Castle and this should not be a difficult match for Scully. She is definitely a more developed and thought-through character than Beckett. Beckett is an amazing woman but Scully makes you fall in love, not just with her face (which is the most beautiful face existing on this planet) but with her personality and strength. She has real strength and she is fragile while managing to come through. Beckett is superficial as a character, she has no depth, no real depth.

            Comment by Nathalie – December 22, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  
          • Beautifully put, and I completely agree. Beckett is the type of hero people are looking for right now because she is flawed and complex but trying to be the best person she can be, she is so very compelling and real that you feel for her, cry for her, and definitely root for her. There’s a lot to admire in the character, and aspects in which you can identify with her (or you want to). There is definitely an emotional investment in wanting her to succeed and be happy. She is also absolutely gorgeous and stunning.

            Comment by NCISCastle fan – December 22, 2011 10:35 PM PDT  
          • Nathalie, yeah. I think Beckett is the kind of character that’s perfect for kids who are too young to have been around when the shows “Castle” was modeled on were on the air, eg. “Moonlighting”, “Cheers”, “The X-Files.” They’re just getting into this kind of show, which is perfectly fine. It’s a good show for kids to start with because it’s more attuned to the post-9/11 world. The character (Beckett) is what it is. She’s not particularly well-developed, which is surprising because, given how fast the show moves, you’d expect her to have a lot more depth much quicker than pre-9/11 heroines. I find Beckett to be a superficial character, but maybe she just comes off as superficial because I’ve seen a character like her a thousand times before, and one that was done much better in the past, so I’d just rather watch those other heroines than Beckett. She has certain aspects of each one of those past heroines, whereas I’d rather watch those past heroines than a mash-up of their parts. I’m actually surprised I’m don’t particularly care about Beckett because I usually get invested in this type of female character. Maybe it has to do with the fact that where Scully’s character development is so subtle, gradual, and understated, Beckett’s is so obvious and without nuance, and I respond to the former rather than the latter. Or maybe it has to do with the fact that I’m closer to what’s at stake in Scully’s development (eg. the split between knowledge/belief, power/knowledge, modernism/postmodernism, ontology/epistemology, history/story, stoicism/passion, etc.), whereas I just don’t care about the stakes in Beckett’s case (if there are any at all other than the obvious romantic sub-plot and the equally obvious “Beckett’s mother’s murder” sub-plot).

            One thing that immediately strikes you about “Castle” is how fast it moves. It’s a show that’s perfect for the post-MTV age because the pacing is akin to that in a music video. “The X-Files” takes time to develop. It’s an extremely slow-paced show by today’s standards, especially in the first 3 seasons. On “The X-Files”, the camera lingers on things that may or may not be crucial to the story. On “Castle”, the editing is incredibly quick, so that the viewer barely has time to register all the elements in a scene. I’m not saying one is better than the other, I’m saying they’re aimed at a different audience. If “The X-Files” were to air today, it’d be canceled after the first season because it’s “too slow” for contemporary audiences, and Mulder and Scully’s relationship is just a bit too chaste to be be believable. Most importantly, in an age when strong heroines are disappearing from the movies and are becoming scarcer on TV (which is usually the better platform for female characters), a character like Scully is a dinosaur by TV standards.

            Comment by fsfsfjscjsjcjd – December 23, 2011 04:17 AM PDT  
          • seriously, well written and great arguments.
            I dont watch castle but just by looking at these 2 pics i gotta say beckett is obviously the better looking actress/character.

            Comment by Shane – December 23, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  
        • Yah your right Doctor Dana Scully: This stubborn of yours that’s why I fell in love woth you Mulder: Just like what you said,that’s why we can be together….from the movie The X files: I Want To Believe.

          Comment by Johann – December 23, 2011 12:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Gillian Anderson is actually a natural blonde, not a ginger, though I guess since this is about the characters, Scully is supposed to be a true redhead. However, to be a complete ginger you must have freckles. Otherwise you are a daywalker like me. ;)

        Comment by DL – December 21, 2011 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually, Scully does have freckles. So does Gillian Anderson.

          Comment by maurisap – December 23, 2011 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If Gillian Anderson is a natural blond then how come she has dark roots?

          Comment by Neil – December 23, 2011 06:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m sorry….did you take stupid pills this morning? It’s not like she still thought Mulder was crazy after nine years, she believed a lot of what they saw after seeing proof. She was still a skeptic because she’s a scientist and an intelligent person besides. Besides Mulder himself said that it was her skepticism that saved him. Also if you watched for nine years and a movie and didn’t notice that Gillian Anderson is gorgeous beyond belief then you need to get your eyes checked.

        Comment by Catherine – December 21, 2011 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Dana Katherine Scully,iconic,smart,brave,loyal and loves her man like no one else!

          Comment by evelyn – December 21, 2011 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Becket will wash the floor with Scully!!!

        Comment by Neil – December 21, 2011 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL yeah right

          Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Scully is iconic, she is part of one of the Classics, X-files lives forever. Castel will die after it ends. I am pretty sure in 10 years no one would remember Becket but a lot will remember scully. She is even competing with a show that runs now. Go Scully.

          Comment by Angel – December 21, 2011 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • SO true!

            Comment by Marc – December 21, 2011 08:34 PM PDT  
          • HERE HERE!!!!!!!!!!! COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!!!!!!

            CASTLE GIRL IS UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Comment by patricia – December 21, 2011 09:18 PM PDT  
          • Can’t Scully beat a worthy opponent or do you need to run down Beckett before Scully can even have a chance?
            Why you gotta hate?

            Comment by Rick C – December 21, 2011 09:36 PM PDT  
          • Totally agreed. Castle will die after it ends because every episode its the same, they find a body, they call Castle, a lot of UST, Castle resolve the case. Just watch one episode and the rest are the same with different victims and bodys, that’s all. In the X Files every episode is different and unique. Besides there’re the mitharc episodes and the standalone episodes you will never get bored. The X Files was, is and will be an epic show.

            Comment by kane – December 22, 2011 04:55 AM PDT  
          • I totally agree with you,Angel.After few years nobody will remember Castle but the peoples always will remember The X-Files.
            This contest make no sense,is obivously that Scully will win.Who can compare Beckett with Scully?There’s no comparation.Beckett is a ugly girl and Scully is a beautiful and smart scientist.
            GO SCULLY!

            Comment by Alessya – December 22, 2011 07:22 AM PDT  
          • Absolutely agree,Scully ,extraordinary intelligent woman.

            Comment by Victoria – December 23, 2011 02:09 AM PDT  
        • Becket IS wash the floor with Scully!!! LOL

          Comment by @Sam – December 22, 2011 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • *washing

            Comment by @Sam – December 22, 2011 07:05 AM PDT  
        • Sure. Fine. Whatever.

          Comment by Pauxf – December 22, 2011 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • oh don’t cry now Pau LOL

            Comment by @Sam – December 22, 2011 08:52 AM PDT  
          • I was wondering when someone would type this iconic XF phrase! TrustNo1

            Comment by Ashley – December 22, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  
        • are you bloody kidding me

          Comment by kasey – December 23, 2011 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s the problem with some TV watchers. They expect every character to hook up and to hook up right away. Sometimes people wait. Her skepticism balances out Mulder’s ready to believe anything personality. Besides, everything wasn’t paranormal, so there was a reason why she needed to have doubt. Clearly, you weren’t much of a fan.

        Comment by 2shy – December 21, 2011 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ok she was a skeptic because she was a scientist and she stayed consistent with requiring physical proof throughout the series. However, if you watched the show you would know that she did open her mind to “extreme possibilities” more and more throughout the series as she experienced more and more. And they were together in the movie, she didn’t go looking for him, she was going home.

        Comment by Scullaaayyy – December 21, 2011 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hyde – She’s a fictional character on television in case you missed that… She’s not a real person. The skeptic vs believer aspect of the show was pretty much the whole point to their dynamic as an investigative unit. Scully was by nature a scientist and needed proof before claiming aliens were coming to earth to rip us a new asshole… If you didn’t get that maybe you’re the stupid one.

        Comment by Danilina – December 21, 2011 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Um, of course she’s fictional Danilina, I’m not delusional. Her redundant skepticism kept me from watching every episode. Alice and Kane: I may not be 100% on all the details about her and Mulder having a child because honestly I quit watching after about season 5 because each plot was exactly the same (much like Castle is accused to be): 1. Something weird happens, 2. Mulder wets himself with excitement, 3. Scully tries to debunk it or turns her nose up at it, 4. Them or someone they are working with almost dies/vanishes/etc the same way as the weird event, 5. witty comment about the case followed by a shared moment where all the fans hope they’ll kiss or admit their attraction… the end. As for the “Castle will never hold a candle to X-Files” comments… X-files is stand alone because it was ground breaking I will full on admit that as a semi-fan, there hadn’t been a show like that on tv before. At least not with the sci-fi, horror, drama and black comedy like this, THAT’S why it will be remembered, not because of the individual people involved, in 50 years no one will remember the actors. Look at the old classics now, they aren’t being remembered anymore, there’s a special place for them but ask 100 people on the street today what x-files was about and I’ll bet you’ll get maybe half who’ve heard of it and a lot less than that who could even tell you what Mulder or Scully’s first names were. It will happen to all shows eventually, good, bad or terrible. People’s tastes change and I like that people can debate like this. My opinion is my opinion, don’t attack me and call me stupid (Catherine & Delilina) because we disagree. Objectively, in MY OPINION I think Beckett is still way sexier/hotter/crush worthier than Scully. Scully reminds me of an elementary school principal… again, IN MY OPINION.

          Comment by Hyde – December 22, 2011 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hyde…I think you need to pay attention next time you watch the show. She stops being skeptic in the 7th season, and by the 6th season she’s halfway there. And ya, they hooked up in the 7th season, had a kid, and then live together in the 2nd movie as I’m sure you know by now. I think you’re just unsatisfied by Chris carter’s use of subtlety…as am I lol. But still, how can anyone say no to scully?! :p

        Comment by Alice – December 22, 2011 04:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • How can someone say no to Scully? Here it goes NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Comment by Neil – December 22, 2011 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you! This made my day! Still laughing now :0) x

        Comment by Bear75 – December 22, 2011 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ur right. no contest. it’s beckett!

      Comment by jr – December 21, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Iconic; but ugly.

      Comment by Anna – December 21, 2011 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Right.. you should take a look at Katic’s face! It looks terrible! ;)

        Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I keep seeing ‘Sam’ blatantly insulting Stana Katic. Like seriously, grow up. And grow some eye balls. Stana Katic is one of the most beautiful actresses anywhere on T.V today.

          Comment by Nolan – December 21, 2011 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Whatever.. Stana doesn’t look good at all, deal with it

            Comment by Marc – December 22, 2011 08:51 PM PDT  
          • Muy bien dicho NOLAN tienes razon tu comentario sobre Stana Katic, la verdad hay que ignorar comentario del tal SAN, creo que esta muy mal de la vista o tiene otro tipo de problema ecito el…. sin pensarlo mi voto es para BECKETTTTTTTTT LA MEJOR…….

            Comment by aris ochoa – December 23, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  
        • Kate’s a beauty; Scully’s a mash up of unattractive features.

          Comment by Anna – December 22, 2011 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Stana is ugly as hell

            Comment by Sarah – December 22, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  
        • Okay, those ignorant comments are really starting to piss me off. A lot of these comments the X-Philes are to simply attack Kate Beckett and more specifically Stana Katic.

          She is a beautiful and kind actress, and anyone who can look at her and call her ugly must be fairly superficial. Just because I am a Castle fan does not mean I have to attack the X-Files, Gillian Anderson or Dana Scully. And just because you love the X-Files does not mean you have to attack Stana Katic or Kate Beckett.

          Unless you have actually seen the show, I think you’re pretty hypocritical saying you hate them. My best friend is a die-hard X-Phile, and yet she gave Castle a try. She didn’t like it, but she gave it a try, and I gave X-Files a try.

          Both shows have their strengths and their weaknesses. I personally found Dana Scully to be slightly… well, I don’t really even know how to describe it. I just never really clicked with her character. But I know some people, my best friend included, who find that they understand Dana Scully better than most people they know.

          And it’s the same with me and Kate Beckett. I find I understand her better than I understand some of my own family. But even though I’ve found that I don’t really connect with Dana Scully and Gillian Anderson, I can respect her as an actress and a character. She is beautiful, but personally I do prefer Stana Katic. That doesn’t mean I think that Gillian Anderson is ugly. I simply prefer the other.

          Can’t we just agree to disagree? I like them both, but I love Stana Katic and I find her and her plotlines to draw me in and keep me on the edge of my seat.

          Comment by Kaitlin – December 22, 2011 10:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Thank you! I couldn’t agree more! What’s up with everybody hating on Stana?! She’s gorgeous, she’s funny, and Castle is just an amazing show. It isn’t for ‘kids’ as someone said previously…it’s for people of all ages.

            My brother, who is almost 30, loves Castle. And he was a hardcore X-Files fan. Now he’s a hardcore Castle fan. My mom and I watch Castle every Monday. There’s so much more to it then people seem to think…

            Comment by Sara – December 23, 2011 06:03 AM PDT  
      • Beckett’s face got set on fire and someone tried putting it out with an icepick.

        Comment by Kate – December 22, 2011 05:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • In what world do you live in?
          Seriously, why can’t people accept that they’re both beautiful actresses and vote for the one they prefer instead of going all crazy fanboy and striking out against the one they don’t like?
          Be nice, people!

          Comment by DL – December 22, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • we’re not judging the actresses in the poll, we’re judging the characters anyway. Scully wasn’t sexy.

          Comment by Hyde – December 22, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, ten years after and Scully it’s on the fight! Even if she doesn’t win, she is the best, and I love Becket, but god, Scully it’ a hell of a woman.

      Comment by gaby – December 23, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is my Sophie’s Choice.

    My first crush and my current crush.

    Comment by Lindsay – December 21, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hear ya…

      Comment by zengarden – December 21, 2011 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Argh, yes… But in the end I must choose Beckett.

      Comment by DL – December 21, 2011 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the matchup. I think this is my gold medal matchup.

      Comment by Smirks – December 21, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • same here…

      Comment by mayhem – December 21, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL, I share your Sophie’s choice,

      Comment by Alex – December 21, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here, this would be my final two. Too bad they’re meeting in the semi’s. As far as all the back and forh in the comments goes, c’mon they are both very attractive. Choose one or the other, but you can’t say the other is ugly. To paraphrase Harry Burns, “empirically they are both attractive.”

      Whoever comes out of this semifinals HAS to win the Finals.

      Comment by JediDad – December 23, 2011 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate Beckett, for sure!

    Comment by Amber – December 21, 2011 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! Beckett is winning!! :D :D :D Much as I love Scully, few woman in uniform (on primetime TV) has kicked as much butt as Beckett. Gotta be her~~

    Comment by Cy – December 21, 2011 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can Scully be losing to ANYONE?

    Comment by Kylie – December 21, 2011 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just don’t know…. :( How many times can we vote?

      Comment by Emily – December 21, 2011 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s Kate Beckett/Stana Katic. Her cheekbones are a work of art!

      Comment by Nerwen Aldarion – December 21, 2011 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Right.. her face is like a square

        Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) – Castle 67.85% b*ttHurt much? LOL

          Comment by @Sam – December 22, 2011 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Not really, because this poll doesn’t represent most of the people, just a bunch of people that vote over and over again :D

            Comment by Sam – December 22, 2011 08:56 PM PDT  
          • Sam: Try to vote more than once and see what comes! You blind ignorant fool!

            Comment by Jer – December 24, 2011 12:21 AM PDT  
        • Calm down, dude! They’re both beautiful. Stop attacking.

          Comment by Kaitlin – December 22, 2011 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Eff you a-hole! People can vote only ONCE!!!! Why don’t you try voting again! Beckett is the most gorgeous lady in tv history!!

          Comment by Brad – December 23, 2011 04:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t vote…. I love Scully, but I Iove Beckett too… But Scully was the first…. I’m sorry Kate… I have to vote for Dana

    Comment by xtfania – December 21, 2011 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m going through the same thing… I really don’t think I can even vote… but my loyalties have to lie with Scully… even if I do love my Beckett

      Comment by Scully223 – December 22, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn, I knew this would be happening, when I looked at the brackets chart. That I would be put in a position, where I have to choose between Scully and Beckett now. *scratches head*
    Ah, I’m gonna have to pick Scully, because she was my first character crush and it still holds steady – despite all other character crushes. So I’m sorry Beckett, but Scully wins here. *makes a face despite it*

    Comment by CharlieBlue – December 21, 2011 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS/Ziva fans should rally votes for Scully! Knock Beckett out before the final!

    Comment by Lakshmi – December 21, 2011 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL because it’s such serious business.

      Comment by Rebecca Parker – December 21, 2011 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nah, because it’s fun :)

        Comment by Lakshmi – December 21, 2011 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nah, because a Ziva fan is too scared to go up against Beckett.

        Comment by Kate – December 22, 2011 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh come on… so you want us to vote against Ziva with whoever she’s up against?
      This is abt Scully vs Beckett not anyone else.

      Comment by Glen – December 21, 2011 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scared that Beckett will win if Ziva happens to end up in the finale with her? Don’t worry about it, Sarah Walker will probably win and goes on to the finale instead.

      Comment by Lola – December 21, 2011 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yoo know, people like you make my choice easier. Just because of your comment here I am going to vote for Sarah Walker when shes up against Ziva. I LOVE NCIS and don’t like Chuck all that much (or at all, can’t decide really). But you don’t have to be mean about it and courage other fans to vote against someone so your favorite could win. Least you could do is play it fair. That “don’t vote for Beckett so Ziva could win” is just low. You’re embarrassing other NCIS fans with comments like these, like myself.

      Comment by JAG/NCIS – December 22, 2011 04:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You seriously think Ziva could win against Scully?

      Comment by Mcat – December 22, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beckett!! Castle!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXx5NEiUduw&sns=em

    Comment by Woah – December 21, 2011 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oooh, tough, tough, tough. Going to go with Beckett, I think, because there is just something I love about her a little bit more than Scully. If Beckett doesn’t win, tho, the iconic X-Files leading lady would be a good one to lose to… interested to see the results!

    Comment by T – December 21, 2011 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a tougher one! I loved the x-files and watched every episode, and Castle is my current favorite show. Thinking about the characters and growth for each, I think we’ve seen more in Beckett in the four-ish seasons that it’s been on than we did for Scully the entire time the x-files was on. They’re both really great, but Kate Beckett gets my vote!

    Comment by Kate – December 21, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did/are we watching the same shows? Personally, as someone who has watched each and every show of both series, I have to say you have no clue what you are talking about. Scully’s skepticism remained, but it was modified accordingly. She went from naive to confident and assertive.

      Comment by 2shy – December 21, 2011 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Blah blah blah blah was all Scully ever was. She was a b***h! The way she never believed any of those things! 10 f***ing years and she was still an a-hole! Her character makes men turn gay!

        Comment by Brad – December 23, 2011 05:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Erm, maybe the finale should be postponed until Monday the 26th, can’t imagine the full voting force will be out on Christmas Eve. And didn’t you guys push back the men’s finale to a weekday anyhow?
    Just sayin’…

    Comment by Saint Alicia – December 21, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • really? Beckett vs. Scully?? omg, not fair! I’m gonna vote for both.

    Comment by snowflakesister – December 21, 2011 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is this even a competition? Scully. Always Dana Katherine Scully. DUH.

    Comment by Kristen – December 21, 2011 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No matter who I vote for, it will still feel like betraying the one I didn’t vote for. Scully was my first girl crush, Beckett is my current one. I can’t. I think I will flip a coin or something.

    Comment by stanacat – December 21, 2011 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beckett… Always.

    Comment by David – December 21, 2011 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad to vote against Scully, but Beckett takes the cake in my opinion!

    Comment by CastleBuffySVU – December 21, 2011 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOO – this is like the hardest choice ever!

    Comment by cgh – December 21, 2011 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • C’mon. Theres no question here.
    Sculy may be an icon of TV.
    But Kate is the most crusheable.
    End of discussion!

    Comment by Perola – December 21, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • if I say Beckett a buncha times, will it count it that many times? no? well, here we go anyway.

    beckett. beckert

    Comment by c – December 21, 2011 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a woman I never really got the Scully thing. She had exactly one facial expression that looked like she was walking around smelling sour milk all day or something. At least Beckett has a personality.

    Comment by MissMel – December 21, 2011 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah she has 2. Being either cranky or sarcastic at Castle. SUCH RANGE!

      Comment by dee123 – December 21, 2011 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Um. No. Kate Beckett can show great emotion & her smile lights up a room!

        Comment by Heather – December 21, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @dee123:Perhaps I should have said “facial expressions.” Beckett has more than one facial expression. Take a look at the pic of Scully above. That’s pretty much the expression she wore throughout the series and it looks like something smells bad.

        Comment by MissMel – December 21, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As a guy I think that Scully appealed to lesbian women. I don’t think that many men found her to be very pretty. To me she was just fair in the looks department. Becket is gorgeous!!

      Comment by Neil – December 21, 2011 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Gillian is the sexiest woman in the world in 1996, and you say that not many men found her to be very pretty? wow! Do your eyes still open? can you see your face in the mirror? hahaha. Thank God you’re not a man so you dont understand them. dont lesbian Scully, she’s not. Even if you want her, she doesnt belong to you then

        Comment by Annie – December 22, 2011 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Seriously, I think half of the women voted for Scully in that competition! She is the most awful looking woman ever!

          Comment by Brad – December 23, 2011 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • * ‘half of the women voted in the guise of male voters’

            Comment by Brad – December 23, 2011 05:04 AM PDT  
    • lol, so you must be blind. Or maybe you cant smell anythin lol

      Comment by Annie – December 22, 2011 12:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, how do you expect her to feel when she knows what she knows? Beckett’s mother was murdered and covered up, but Scully had it way worse. She was medically raped, given cancer, had to watch a child she didn’t know she had die, her sister was killed and the government wouldn’t do anything about it, and so much more. Are you expecting Scully to laugh and smile? If that was anyone else, they would have already been eating bullets. Mulder only laughed and smiled because of his sense of humor, but not many of the other recurring characters smiled either.

      Beckett’s personality is modified for the viewer or episode, Scully’s was modified for a series. Beckett’s personality is fan service,

      Comment by 2shy – December 22, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Scully looks like an elementary school principal. :)

      Comment by Hyde – December 22, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • A hot one

        Comment by evelyn – December 23, 2011 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Who says that principals can’t be hot???

        Comment by 2shy – December 23, 2011 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • An average one at that too. Scully is just ‘average’ and that is stretching the truth.

        Comment by Gerard – December 24, 2011 12:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate Beckett!
    No question! :)

    Comment by Nina – December 21, 2011 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully is attractive, yes.

    Beckett is simply more attractive and, personality-wise, more crush-worthy.

    Comment by Summer – December 21, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Even better poll: sexiest partner Rick Castle or Mulder?

    Comment by sandee – December 21, 2011 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like that! Another difficult choice though.

      Comment by Nadine – December 21, 2011 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully for the character, Beckett for Stana

    Comment by curtlyon19 – December 21, 2011 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love scully, but beckett is way hotter!!!!…. so beckett, beckett, beckett…

    Comment by moa – December 21, 2011 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want to cry, really. All time crush vs. current crush… Sorry, Kate! Scully’s been in my heart for longer, so I’ll vote for her.

    Comment by Carla – December 21, 2011 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Beckett, but Scully is Scully. The woman is a freaking ICON! Scully till death. \o/

    Comment by Nina – December 21, 2011 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess this competition just shows that women are still judged hot or whatever if they have heavy over the top make-up, wear high heels, tight skirts, skimpy clothing, lingerie and most important how good their doctor corrected their face.

    Comment by Contest – December 21, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • wooah. to far there with that last comment.

      Comment by lolo – December 21, 2011 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! Stana K. is full of plastic. yuck!

      Comment by Abby – December 21, 2011 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m sorry but HAVE you seen some of the things Gillian wears? Stana is far more buttoned up or whatever. And she’s not plastic, she had one surgery. So WHAT.

        Comment by STupid People – December 21, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You might want to get your eyes checked, buddy.

          Comment by Lasik – December 21, 2011 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • You think i should get my eyes checked? I think that Anderson has a face like a horse. Just like Jennifer Aniston. They both have that loooooooooooooooong chin. Although Aniston is better looking of the two.

            Comment by Neil – December 24, 2011 01:03 PM PDT  
          • Pippy?

            Comment by I know you – December 24, 2011 03:28 PM PDT  
          • That was meant for “Neil”.

            Comment by I know you – December 24, 2011 03:30 PM PDT  
          • Another Leovny fan… no se cansan digo yo ¬¬

            Comment by Maripa – December 27, 2011 09:28 PM PDT  
        • You want to borrow my glasses?

          Comment by jordan – December 21, 2011 10:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She had one surgery. One. She doesn’t deserve that it’s her own face and body her own life she can do what she want’s with it your comment was down right rude and un-called for. Seriously? Full of plastic? You need to get your facts straight.

        Comment by jordan – December 21, 2011 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well done, shows how intelligent you are.

        Comment by Nina – December 22, 2011 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Watch any picture with Stana and you’ll notice that when she started out, her nose-bridge had something like a swollen bump on it. All she did was get that fixed up? Where does plastic come in? You need to get your facts right. She’s beautiful and smart and VERY talented and really compassionate.

        Comment by Jay-Jay – December 22, 2011 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Very true :D

      Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Okay, she had one nose job. And she looks beautiful both ways. As far as clothing, I think Beckett is probably the most conservative law enforcement woman I have seen. She wears turtlenecks and she makes them sexy.

        Comment by Katy – December 21, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She had one surgery. One. And to be honest, although she has always looked fabulous, I have a hard time believing she would’ve made it in this business without said surgery. Skimpy clothing? Try turtlenecks and pants. Obviously you aren’t watching the same show as the rest of us. Stana’s a woman on a cop show, in a world full of men. I THINK she’s entitled to be feminine, with her heels and so-called “over-the-top” makeup.

      And Gillian Anderson NEVER wore lingerie. Yeah, okay.

      http://www.chyl.org/2009/12/gillian-anderson/

      Comment by Olivia – December 21, 2011 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Even in lingerie she looks awful O_o

        Comment by Dr – December 23, 2011 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really? Resorting to personal attacks against an actress just because your favorite isn’t winning? That’s classy.

      Comment by KJ – December 21, 2011 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They had the men’s comp first, there was plenty of objectifying going on there too. It’s a fact of life, the pretty people must be ogled.

      Comment by Crow – December 22, 2011 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I must be the only person who doesn’t find Stana Katic attractive… But I would never vote against Scully anyway! :)

    Comment by Lyria – December 21, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully is an icon of TV, She deserves win!

    Comment by xtfania – December 21, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • amen to that.

      Comment by ncisxfiles4ever – December 21, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully is a doctor and also an FBI agent… Beckett is only a police woman!!! (sorry Stana, I love you too, but Gillian is Gillian)

    Comment by xtfania – December 21, 2011 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I went to the same high school as Gillian Anderson and my science teacher always laughed his ass off about her playing a scientist.

      Comment by Ni19 – December 21, 2011 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And yet she won a SAG, a Golden Globe and an Emmy. And then noms for the BAFTA…

        Comment by Lu – December 21, 2011 10:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • scully <3 <3

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – December 21, 2011 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh noooooo! I’ve dressed as Scully for Halloween, but I’m currently girl-crushing on Beckett, well Stana actually. Ugh!! I have to go with ……….. Beckett, ALWAYS.

    Comment by mcnevs – December 21, 2011 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • beckett all the way! it’s gonna be awful though when the decision is ziva/Beckett. two favorite ladies on television.

    Comment by c – December 21, 2011 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DANA DANA DANA. scully forever

    Comment by ncisxfiles4ever – December 21, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s because the show is currently on, I watch it, and the fandom is huge, but so is X-Files fandom, it’s just some of us aren’t *here* anymore. I don’t think Beckett is more crushable than Scully, there is just no freaking way. So I don’t care whether she wins or losses, she is still Dana Katherin Freaking Scully and no fictional female character can win THAT.

    Comment by Polly – December 21, 2011 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You speak with logic. Dana Scully would be so proud.

      Comment by XF – December 21, 2011 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i can’t vote! i love them both! AAAARRRGGGH!!!!!

    Comment by Athina – December 21, 2011 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Like me!!! so difficult, but Scully is an ICON

      Comment by xtfania – December 21, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully- hands down.

    Comment by Chelsea – December 21, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KATE BECKETT FTW!!!

    Comment by hala – December 21, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My two favorites. Sorry Scully but Beckett is my #1. BECKETT FOR THE WIN!!!

    Comment by Cantsrus – December 21, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Scully. No competition, really.

    Comment by finisterre – December 21, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KATE BECKETT- ES MI VOTO ES LA QUE A GANAR

    Comment by aris ochoa – December 21, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Scully. Extremely crushable and crushes everyone else.

    Comment by finisterre – December 21, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate Beckett for sure !!!!!
    I just love her, rick, their relationship and the tv shows!!!!!

    Comment by Kibo – December 21, 2011 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scully and x files all the way!
    Castle is boring.

    Comment by jojo – December 21, 2011 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why is scully losing, i can’t believe it

    Comment by Sculder Tiva McAbby – December 21, 2011 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stana vs. Gillian, no contest. Have you SEEN Gillian Anderson!?

    Comment by tdevol – December 21, 2011 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen!

      Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, I’ve seen Gillian Anderson and she does not compare to Stana. Stana is gorgeous and Gillian Anderson is attractive at best.

      Comment by Neil – December 21, 2011 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Attractive at best?

        Come again?

        http://gilliananderson.ws/gallery/Maxim/maxim3

        Comment by XFFan – December 21, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • THE WORD GORGEOUS WAS INVENTED WHEN SCULLY APPEARED ON TV. SO USE IT WITH CAUTION!

        Comment by rickcastle – December 22, 2011 05:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • By people of that generation! She’s not crushable to us!

          Comment by Brad – December 22, 2011 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Um, as someone who is part of “this” generation, I think Beckett is not attractive at all and I’d bed Scully yesterday, today or tomorrow.

            Comment by GenY – December 22, 2011 04:56 PM PDT  
          • @GenY: Some like you are obviously weirdos. Beckett is stunning!

            Comment by Brad – December 23, 2011 05:10 AM PDT  
        • Also eff you!! Gorgeous is the only thing Scully wasn’t!

          Comment by Brad – December 22, 2011 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Brad, please give it a rest. Did you come out last round?

            Comment by 2shy – December 22, 2011 12:50 PM PDT  
  • These two should be the remaining finalists… A difficult choice, but I’m going to go with the show that is currently airing. Aargh, I can’t do it. Going for Scully.

    Comment by Nadine – December 21, 2011 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT?! That Beckett’s winning? She’s cute I’ll give her that but I bet she’ll completely be forgotten in 10 years. Scully isn’t exactly gorgeous but her look is iconic and there is just something about her. Beckett is quite generic. That’s my two cents, feel free to disagree.

    Comment by Sam – December 21, 2011 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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