Welcome to ‘Shiptober 2019! Throughout the month of October, CarterMatt will be bringing you our annual tournament featuring some of best ‘ships in all of TV. What is a ‘ship? It is comprised of characters you want to see together romantically. Maybe they’re already together, or maybe they’ve never been together. It doesn’t matter. ‘Shipping is one of the most popular parts of any TV fandom, it’s super fun and this tournament is a celebration of that.
We’re getting near the end of round 1 for ‘Shiptober, and within this article, we’re focusing on pairs that, rather recently, have made an additional commitment to each other. Kensi and Deeks over on NCIS: Los Angeles were married a little bit earlier this year. Meanwhile, Roger & Bree over on Outlander were handfast, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a more formal wedding ceremony that came our way between the two of them soon.
Voting Rules – Voting will be underway in the poll below from now until Wednesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Vote however often you’d like! (For more voting instructions or technical questions, check out the bottom of this article for answers.)
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Deeks & Kensi, NCIS: Los Angeles (#3 seed) – With these two characters, what we’ve had a wonderful opportunity to see over the years is a full relationship. We saw the beginnings for the two of them, we’ve watched the journey, and it’s all led to that wedding earlier this year. Yet, it’s far from the end of the Densi story! As they continue to navigate living and working together, we’re sure that there will be many different exciting twists and turns thrown our way.
Roger & Bree, Outlander (#6 seed) – For Roger and Bree, it’s clear that the chemistry has long been there. What the two need more than anything else is simply time. Just think about it — how much of it have they really had to spend together over the past few seasons? Right when it seems like they’re gravitating towards one another, something happens that spins them out in a different direction. That should change in season 5 and to go along with that, they’re parents! We’re looking forward to spending more time with their relationship face-to-face.
Now, it’s your turn
Who do you want to see advance to the tournament? Be sure to vote below!
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