Mrs. Carter: We’re now in the thick of October, and that means that another year of ‘Shiptober is upon us!
It’s a chance to celebrate some of the greatest ‘ships that the TV has to offer, and we’ve got a fun tournament this year to go along with it. Over the course of this month, we’ll be running some ‘Shiptober polls while also discussing what makes some of these couples so great and also sharing some teases / expectations for upcoming episodes! This is a chance to celebrate and discuss great ‘ships while gauging their popularity among readers at the same time. Only one ‘ship will be crowned the victor at the very end!
Voting Rules – Vote however often you like! Only one ‘ship will move on to the next round, and we are keeping these polls open until Friday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. The following day, the second round will officially begin. (All of the information needed can be found in the bracket image above.)
In this ‘Shiptober battle, we’re closing out the first round! We’ve got Waverly & Nicole of Wynonna Earp facing off against Veronica & Archie of Riverdale. Before diving too far in here, a quick reminder that with voting ending so soon, you’re going to need to pick your favorite right away.
Waverly & Nicole, Wynonna Earp (#2 seed) – Over the course of the past few seasons, we’ve seen Wayhaught become one of television’s most-popular ‘ships for a number of different reasons, including not just the love that they have for each other, but also the way in which they express it. They’re fun together and they continue to find ways to declare their love that are new for TV and interesting. They still have an exuberance about them that is exciting, and in that way they’re inspirational to a lot of viewers that are out there. We’ve seen them tackle a number of relationship problems over the past three years, and we imagine that in season 4, that could continue to be the case. Of course, we do also wonder whether or not we could be getting close to seeing the two make an even larger commitment. It is going to come by the end of series, right?
Veronica & Archie, Riverdale (#7 seed) – Going into Riverdale, it felt pretty clear that this was going to be one of the show’s central ‘ships — after all, it was in the comics! What does make these two a little bit different / surprising is the circumstances that lie in front of them now. Given everything that Archie is going through with the trial, that’s going to test Varchie in a way that we rarely ever saw in the source material. This isn’t just some love triangle that also involves Betty; this is something that could impact the rest of their lives. It’s nice that they were able to spend a little bit of time together in the premiere, given that depending on what happens next, things could get far more difficult for the two long before they get better. (At least Riverdale is throwing challenges at them, right?)
Now, it’s your turn
Vote for your favorite ‘ship now in the poll below!
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