In this edition of our Crime Dynamic Duos tournament, we’re diving into two shows that we very much enjoy in Blindspot and Criminal Minds. Both, interestingly enough, feature characters who are connected to the FBI. What’s the difference between them? Well, it’s almost night and day when you think about what the teams do and the nature of the crimes they take on. With Blindspot and the characters of Jane and Weller, the biggest mysteries often have to do with her. With Criminal Minds and Reid / JJ, they know each other extremely well and most of the cards are out on the table.
There’s a lot to know and celebrate about both pairs, which is glad they’re both a part of the tournament this year! Unfortunately, only one will be moving forward.
Who moves on to the next round? That’s totally up to you! Check out the poll at the bottom of the article.
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Still with us? Let’s dive into this battle…
Jane and Weller, Blindspot (#3 seed) – The best way to describe the dynamic between the two of them is “intense,” and almost dangerously so at times. They love each other romantically, they love each other as partners at times, but they also push each other to the brink. They’ve went through so much and had so many secrets that their relationship feels like a high-wire act — which is probably why it is so exciting. With these two you almost have an action/mystery movie every week, and you’re so compelled by them thanks to the connection … and the knowledge that the bad guys would be completely stupid to even consider messing with them.
Reid and JJ, Criminal Minds (#6 seed) – We give these two a supreme amount of credit for the devotion and passion that they’ve shown for the job, and for helping each other over the years. Think about everything that has transpired since the start of the series, the characters who left, and what they’ve each went through. JJ was even gone for a time, but she returned. These two have a longstanding friendship that stems almost entirely out of the work that they’ve done — it’s come organically, and seeing them work together is now one of the greatest joys of the show. There’s something nostalgic and exciting that comes from it.
Now, let’s turn this over to you
As mentioned earlier, vote for your favorites in the poll below! You can also head over to this link in the event you want to see more editions of our Crime Dynamic Duos series.