Welcome to CarterMatt’s Crime Dynamic Duos for 2019! The goal for this tournament is pretty easy to explain: Recognizing some of the best crime fighters in all of television. The word “crimefighter” can at times have a loose interpretation, but for the sake of this tournament, we’re referring to it mostly as cops, lawyers, or investigators who do their best to take down some pretty bad people and fight to help others. They’re the sort of characters you typically admire, and they have an aspirational quality to them along with them being entertaining.
Within this piece, round 3 of the tournament is officially underway and through this, we’ve got some more battles that may certainly surprise. After all, we’ve got two combatants here in Halstead & Upton from Chicago PD and Donna & Harvey from Suits who found themselves starting out as lower seeds! They’re both here now, and one of the two of them is going to have the opportunity now to leap forward into the final four for the first time in Dynamic Duos history.
If you’ve been around for past editions of Crime Dynamic Duos, then you know a thing or two about how this works — at the bottom of this article is a poll to vote for who you want to see advance! One duo will, and at the end of the month, we’ll officially crown the champion in all of their glory.
How voting works – Vote however often you would like! (Technical instructions for multiple voting can be found right above the poll.) We will keep this poll open until Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner of this battle will be squaring off against a still-unknown opponent — there are a lot of possibilities still out there, but the one thing that we feel reasonably confident about is that they will be formidable.
You can see the full bracket (including start dates for each individual round) in the graphic at the top of this article.
Halstead & Upton, Chicago PD (#5 seed) – To date in Crime Dynamic Duos, you can easily say that these two characters have pulled off the biggest feat we’ve had a chance to see yet — how else can you describe overtaking the reigning runner-up? Steve & Danny have been formidable in this tournament for many years and even here, they were again with more than 20,000 votes cast here. Fans of Jay & Hailey were just able to push their voting to the next level and get them here.
Hopefully, the amount of love for Upstead (as the duo is often called) is enough to convince the writers to continue to give them interesting and thought-provoking stories. Regardless of whether or not the two become a romantic couple (we know that there is a lot of enthusiasm out there all about that), we absolutely want them to have challenging cases and opportunities to show that together, they’re one of the most unstoppable forces within the entire department.
Donna & Harvey, Suits (#6 seed) – These two characters have already taken down both a #3 and a #2 seed within the tournament but now, they’ve got a chance to do battle against one of the biggest upstart competitors we’ve seen. We don’t think that we even have to tell you that the Donna/Harvey fandom is a big one — they’ve been going strong for years and at this very moment, the creative may be stronger for them than ever before.
While we certainly do want to see the new-found romantic bond between the two explored in the eighth and final season, hopefully, Suits along the way recognizes that the on-the-job dynamic between the two is precious. We want to continue to see them work together to take down a few corrupt Goliaths in the legal business. While they may be atypical crime-fighters, these two characters have a way of climbing many mountains and emerging victorious.
Now, we turn this over to you
Be sure to vote for who you want to see advance below!
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