Castle's Kate Beckett Vs. NCIS' Ziva David in 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Tournament Finale

We’ve reached the final round of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and that means 62 comely competitors have fallen by the wayside as our Top 2 marched toward their scintillating showdown.

NCIS’ Tony DiNozzo Wins Our Ultimate Male Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament

In one corner, we’ve got Castle‘s Kate Beckett, who personally picked off Southland‘s Chickie Brown, Cagney & Lacey‘s Christine Cagney, Psych‘s Juliet O’Hara, Rizzoli & Isles‘ Jane Rizzoli, and The X-Files‘ Dana Scully over the last month of tournament play. Beckett’s rival, NCIS‘ Ziva David, beat Rookie Blue‘s Andie McNally, JAG‘s Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie, NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Kensi Blye, Criminal Minds‘ JJ Jareau, and Chuck‘s Sarah Walker, on her way to the finale.

Our poll for the grand finale will be open for 72 hours, so make sure we crown the correct winner by heading down to our poll to vote for your favorite, then hit the comments to justify your pick.

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Also, if you’re interested in seeing how the full 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.

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  1. NCIS FTW says:

    just wait until NCIS posts something on their wall. then ziva will win by a landslide. becuase last time i checked Castle has 2,118,213 fans. NCIS has how many? oh yeah! NCIS has 13,681,673 fans!!!!

    • MS says:

      Mmmmm – Castle has so many other fans – in their millions and a real lot in Europe. That doesn’t matter though, because it is not just NCIS/Castle fans voting, it is fans of Stana Katic from other fandoms and from the region she comes from – Croatia, Serbia, Poland etc etc etc. Most castle fans don’t spend time on FB or twitter, but they support Nathan and Stana MUCH. As has been stated there is really no loser in this final, because both ladies are here on landslide votes! Que Sera – Sera – whatever will be will be!

      • 2shy says:

        With this poll in mind, most Castle fans do spend their time online and on Twitter. Let’s define most: those who are regular internet users that spend time on sites like this. I’ve been on other sites and have seen a lot of Castle fans on there. It seems as if the reverse is true for NCIS. They have almost twice the ratings and online fans and as mentioned, Ziva isn’t that much of a hated character if they have kept her on for so long. This isn’t a jab at Castle, but I find it hard to find truth in your statement. Kate just has better campaigners. AGAIN, not an insult for those looking for one.

        • MS says:

          2shy LOL – you are so very obsessed with loathing Beckett and Castle – don’t know why you don’t just admit it! I admit I am obsessed with the gorgeous Stana Katic and Castle tv show. Also you are not fooling anyone by saying you are not voting – you are backing Ziva – no shame in that as Ziva is A OK, so again admit it lol.

          • 2shy says:

            MS, I don’t loathe anyone or anything, but you need to step back. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, which you will soon find out if you keep trying to tell me I am being insincere about what I post. Correct me if I am wrong, but did I say anything bad about your beloved series? I just said they have a large presence online and that Ziva isn’t as hated as made out to be. That is fact. I’ll tell you if I hated Kate, but I don’t not even in the slightest. What I do hate are the proclamations that she is the best (female) character ever because she is “oh so complex” and she shows her “feelings”. Give me a break. This is not to say that Scully is the best female character ever, but that there are plenty female characterS who are better than Kate. You can find her crushable and relateable all you want, but it doesn’t make her the best or even close to it. AGAIN–I am not voting. I’ve only voted in one poll and that was for Scully. If I did vote, it would be for Ziva and that would be to vote against her stans (stalker/fans) and not the actress/character who I have nothing against. Some of these fans need to do fact checking before they start talking because even I know that before Scully, there were strong female leads.

          • Voldemort says:

            You are a troll who is talking cr*p about a show which you don’t even remotely like. And you’re just pissed that Scully lost. Get lost!

          • 2shy says:

            Voldemort, read all of my comments before you comment. I never said I didn’t like the show, but that it wasn’t anything special or new, which is a difference. It’s fun, yes, but it’s not compelling or anything of the like. I didn’t like it that Scully lost, but I’m not pissed at Beckett because she is fictional. You seem to be more upset at me for not being obsessed with Beckett like the rest of the commentators. how about you direct your anger at the real trolls and not someone with a difference of opinion.

    • Dave says:

      Quantity does not equate quality.

      • Marv says:

        hmm. how does voting equal quality? it is a strict numbers game so it’s all about quantity. All votes are equal – there is no such thing as a more “quality” vote.

        I am assuming you are talking about voting and not fans – surely, you would’t be so crass as to say that actual people (aka the fans) are less quality because they are greater in number.

        giving you the benefit of the doubt because it’s well… Christmas. you know….Peace on earth, good will towards men.

  2. dan says:

    Ziva has to battle the real Kate fans, the anti-haven contingency and now the sore losers from the last round?

    Wow, don’t think even the kickass former mossad assassin can stand against those odds.

    But she will always get my vote as most crushable!

    • Feliciacastle says:

      Well if u vote for ziva, don’t need to say bad things to beckett, please.just vote. We didn’t say anything bad about ziva!

      • dan says:

        Didn’t mean to imply anything bad about Beckett. And I don’t think that I did. I happen to love her, just not as much as I love Ziva.
        My comments were meant to show the stiff battle that Ziva is up against not bash Kate.
        I am a happy fan either way. Sure, I would like to see Ziva win, but if Kate wins I won’t be disappointed – she is also very crushable in my book.

        • Svenja says:

          Besides, Ziva and Beckett are both winners. They made it to the last round. Which means, they beat 60 other girls.
          Beckett is super hot, Ziva is super hot, too.
          I am a big Ziva fan, but if Beckett were up against another woman,I’d totally vote for Beckett.
          NCIS and Castle are two great shows.

  3. NCISlover24 says:

    I love NCIS. It’s my favorite show and Ziva’s my favorite character but I knew Kate was going to win from the beginning.

  4. Kristy says:

    Kate Beckett!

  5. Liz says:


  6. sportsnerd8482 says:

    I knew these would be the final two!! Ahhhh,such a hard choice, love both and the shows soooo much. I’ll be happy no matter who wins!! But, I voted for Stana… kinda feel guilty cause I also adore Cote.

  7. liza says:

    So glad the polling will go for 72 hours. I am sure lots of fans won’t be voting today. There is a MAJOR holiday happening. :)

    Jumped on here for two minutes to vote for my favorite before I dash off to Christmas lunch.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  8. David says:

    LOVE NCIS – but since I can’t vote 4 KATE, I’ll vote for this KATE any day over Ziva

  9. Mari says:

    Kate Beckett all the way!!

  10. Paz says:

    Beckett deserves to win, that’s all. Apart from the fact that she is a more complex character than Ziva is, and that everything that Stana gave us and still have to gave us is much more than Ziva would ever be, and I don’t have anything against her, because I watch NCIS and I really love her but being objetive, Beckett, played by Stana Katic really amazed the whole world this season.
    And actually, this poll is about the more crushable one, let’s face it, Stana Katic is so much more atractive than Cote, but thinking on the characters, I believe that Beckett is a beautiful character inside and outside, and shows more from herself, and we can see that.

  11. Kelly says:

    Kate Beckett FTW <333

  12. heather says:


  13. Brad says:

    Don’t watch NCIS, but that girl is cute! Anyway, my heart will always love Kate Beckett <3 She's the only one for me!!

  14. May says:

    How wonderful! Ziva fans trolling around and making Yvonne fans look bad by pretending to be from Chuck fandom and say things like “I vote for ANYONE but Ziva”, “ANYONE is hotter than Ziva so I vote for the other one” just so others could see how poor lonely Ziva must stand against all those “haters” from previous polls as well. So unfortunate. Damn, I feel bad already. Poor Ziva, indeed, everyone is against her.

    • emily claire says:

      let me guess – anti-haven?

    • Sara says:

      I think it is much more likely that the anti-contingency who has faced some backlash from the fandom for their hateful spite is more likely to be pretending to be disgruntled Chuck fans so that they can continue to diss Ziva and the Chuck fans will take the heat.

      • Kevin James says:

        I think you are right Sara. THAT is a much more likely scenerio. Ziva fans would never say bad things about Ziva in order to garner a sympathy. #1 we love her & wouldn’t do that. #2 we don’t need to.

        The only ones who enjoy hating on her is the anti-group. I am NOT talking about the normal viewer who may not like her, because no one character is universally loved – everyone has detractors. No, I am talking about the organized haters from the old CBS forum who have been trying for YEARS to get rid of Ziva. Well, we see how succesful they’ve been.

        • Peacenotwarplease says:

          You mean the old CBS forum that posted instructions on how to cheat in a poll, I think they were desperate to win at all costs – how is that hating? Nah your just clutching at straws! With all your hatred towards the phantom haters, I hope that does turn them to vote for Beckett. Happy holidays and New Year especially to all MILITARY who have no choice but be away from their loved ones this time of year.

          Beckett – win or lose your the absolute best!

      • Crazy says:

        The “anti-contingency” isn’t sending hateful tweets to the showrunner and the writers, telling them they need Scriptwriting for Dummies and to do their research and to not let the showrunner write any more scripts. The “anti-contingency” has not crashed shooting locations. I think the only thing I saw against an “anti” was one tweet from the publicist. Hardly a backlash, just a reaction to a single poster.

      • Christoper says:

        yeap, sounds like something they would do.

    • Meghan says:

      you must be a hater from the forum pretending to be a Stana fan calling out Ziva fans pretending to be Chuck fans only to get more votes for Ziva.



      Get real.

      No one loves a hater, except other haters.

  15. Jaine says:

    Ziva is so damn pretty but adds so damn nothing to the show.

  16. Christos Christou says:

    She’s Extraordinary !!! SK

  17. Tiva says:

    I think Ziva is loosing so far because this vote hasn’t been posted on facebook yet. I hope they post it quickly so NCIS fans can vote before the voting is over. Thirteen million people like NCIS on facebook, and only 2 million like Castle. But over all NCIS has 20 million viewers and Castle has 10 million. Anyway, I like both shows and I think Ziva is still prettier. They both are beautiful in different ways. Kate has a nice body and Ziva has a beautiful face. Ziva just walks around in Tom-boy clothes, so we never see her nice figure. Come on NCIS fans, where are we?!

    Vote ZIVA!!!!!!!!!

    • Stephen says:

      I wouldn’t put too much stock in today’s numbers. It’s Christmas – I am sure the majority of fans are enjoying their Christmas festivities. There are only a few of us diehards who hang out on the sites during Christmas. LOL (I can say that without rancor as I am one of you – so no hate please).

      The real contest will start tomorrow – when people are back to the real world (or in this case the fandom world)

  18. Benny says:

    Now that was really hard…but really,I’m not kidding.
    The only reason I found to choose a winner was the word “crush”..
    Since I’ve been in love with Ziva for like 6 or 7 years now,I’ve decided to give my “crush” of the year to Kate.Only reason,really.
    But to be honest,I’d do…I mean I love them both.They’re both terrific characters and actresses.So like I said,really fu*** hard choice.

    Merry Christmas to all,and Happy New Year.

  19. Jasmin says:

    Hey, where are the Ziva Fans.?! Come onm she has to win.!
    Ziva ♥

  20. VJ says:

    Voting for Kate Beckett, always! :) <3

  21. 2shy says:

    LOL! This poll is so funny. I’m not going to argue who is more attractive, but the reason why some fans find one person more crushable over another is because she shows her feelings more. Go to every thread and I’ll bet you’ll see that. True is, people are way more complex than that. But, whatever floats your boat. I’m not voting, but seeing back to see who wins.

  22. Nina says:

    The first time I saw the bracket I knew this was likely to happen and I’ve been dreading this very day. It is pretty much impossible for me to decide between these two, because I love them so so so so very much in equal amounts I can’t even find words for it. I am beyond happy they both made it into the finals so I know how many people share my love for them. But I will at least leave this comment to drown them in my love. :)
    Lucky enough for me I’m on vacation right now and I am not able to vote on my iPod. But it does not really matter because I would have voted once for Ziva and once for Kate anyway.

  23. WTF says:

    WTF is this finale? Is this for real?
    Many characters deserved to be there… but not these two.
    You can clearly see that this poll is not about character’s beauty but the number of fans that support them -_-

    • Beauty is subjective says:

      No, you can’t “clearly see” that. People have different tastes and different ideas of beauty, and that’s a good thing. Both these women are extremely gorgeous. Sorry they’re not your cup of tea.

  24. Nina says:

    Yes, you sure do because they’re my ultimate crushes as well. :)

  25. JPNCIS says:

    I’m sorry but

    Now tell me who is sexier.. and if you say Kate. Prove it!

    • Kyla says:

      Kate Beckett!!!

      Just so you know there is no way to prove who is sexy and who is not everybody has different opinions and likes different things.

    • Peacenotwarplease says:

      @JHPCIS, nobody has to prove anything, everybody has their own opinion on who/what they consider sexy. We could be here all night pulling vids from youtube, but it’s a complete waste of time, peoples minds are not going to be swayed that way – everyone will still vote for who they think is their personal beauty with sex appeal LOL! Both these beautiful ladies are appealing, and judging by most comments here a lot of people have stated that is their opinion too!

    • hiawatha smith says:

      KATE is sexier hands down

    • ohyeah says:

      what about this? :)

      they’re both hot in their own right though…but my heart and soul screams ziva.

    • feliciacastle says:

      Castle Season 3 bloopers :
      Stana is so cute and funny! xD

  26. Scott Terndrup says:

    My heart and soul belongs to Ziva

  27. Scott Terndrup says:

    I voted for Ziva

  28. Russell says:

    Ziva to win

  29. Cathy says:

    Ziva is the best. She is rough and tough and a great actress.

  30. annabelle says:

    I love ncis ziva and would love to win but for that there are not many people who voted for it is not won and I admit that it’s to less than 1 hour but I vote for ziva unfortunately the competitor still has more votes it sucks!
    I would really like Ziva wins!

  31. xtfania says:

    Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) is the only one who won the most important character, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), so she is the only one who deserves win. The X Files and Castle “always”…. I vote for Beckett.

  32. Teresa says:

    WTF? I was voting for Ziva but the poll messed up and checked the other girl…?

    • MS says:

      Please don’t try that one Teresa – you yourself must have put your dot in the Beckett circle lol!

      • Mary says:

        No, No. It happened to me too. Not in this round, but in another one. I was voting from my ipad. I think it was more a function of the ipad touchscreen and not the poll itself. I haven’t experienced it again voting from my compuer. I don’t think it indicates rigging or anything of the sort. But, it did happen.

    • Really!? says:

      You are the one responsible to put the dot next ti her name. Before you pushed “vote” you should have double checked where the dot is.

    • noworries says:

      one wrong vote isn’t going to make much difference. In 12 hours vote again. No biggie.

  33. Noémie says:

    Kate Beckett ! \o/

  34. RheDesign says:

    Beckett is going to win because I think she is so much more feminine but kickass, but my vote will always go to Ziva. Had it not been for the FAcebook post with Tony vs Castle, I never would have known about this poll. I’m assuming more than half of those who voted for Ziva when she was up against Sarah didnt realize that there was another poll coming up. Either that or they aren’t online as often which is probably the case.

  35. Tilda says:

    Oh, this is even harder than Scully vs Kate. Okay, it’s not hard, I’ll always vote for Beckett, but I also love Ziva. Both women are equally beautiful and great at their job (and have AMAZING hair!). They are both very complex characters, but we know more about Beckett because at Castle Kate and Rick are the two main characters, NCIS has several main characters so the focus isn’t entirely on Ziva. I can’t even imagine that there are people who don’t like her??? Because she replaced Kate? That was YEARS ago and I found Kate so boring I only really got into NCIS when Ziva came. – Anyway, my heart belongs to my strong, cute Beckett who can make the funniest faces :)

  36. Jace says:

    I think Ziva needs a little help from the big D. Check that. A lot of help.

    • ziverlover says:

      it’s still very early in the poll and besides it’s Christmas. Not everyone is concerned with fandom today.

      Don’t count Ziva out.

  37. ST says:

    Kate Beckett !!

  38. BG says:

    Kate Beckett for the win always …

  39. Stacey says:

    Kate beckett is wayyy more crushable !!

  40. Michael C says:

    i put this on my facebook….COME ON NCIS FANS!!!!!!! ZIVA FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!

  41. The Squatch says:

    Well, as I post this Kate Beckett is ahead 68% to 32%. Once the NCIS post on Facebook happens I’m sure within minutes it will be the other way around. I’m not saying that those fans’ votes shouldn’t count… just that if only the people who actually frequent this site and read it regularly voted, as I assumed that is whom this whole “contest” was for, I believe we would have a ton of different results. Also, honestly, I think it would have been much more interesting. The mens contest as well. It’s really not fun to vote for your favorite on a site that actually means something to you when you know thousands of people who have probably never even visited this site before will run here at the drop of a hat to vote for who Facebook tells them to. Really makes the entire thing pointless when it is obvious who will win from the very beginning because of an outside site and a bunch of trigger-happy voting drones.

  42. Karen says:

    ZIVA ALL THE WAY! :D she’s pretty and a bad-ass at the same time :)

  43. gibbsfan says:


  44. jac says:

    ziva has a U.S. citizenship now and is a full agent. She is heroic and has experienced great tragedy. She has had some lovers and still is obviously attracted to Tony – their chemistry is always in play. For 6 seasons she has been an iconic and original character on TV. I am proud to give her my vote throughout this competition.

  45. foreverjethro says:

    ZIVA !!!

  46. ncisrules says:


  47. Stana's lover says:

    You know what i thought when i first met you? That you were a mystery that i was never going to solve. Even now after spending all this time with you i’m still amazed by the depth of your strength your heart and your hotness.

    The lovely and Beautiful Stana Katic aka Katherine Beckett. Girls would go lesbian for her hell i want to go lesbian for her. If you have seen For Lovers Only you know what i’m talking about. This women is just too hot

  48. GoCastle says:

    NCIS fans have to wait to be told to vote? After voting by the thousands just yesterday, they forgot they needed to vote in the finals? More likely they are enjoying Christmas and the real fun will start Monday! I’m voting for the underdog. Go Kate! Castle fans may be smaller in number but we aren’t giving up!