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.
In today’s edition of ‘Shiptober, we’ve got two different ‘ships from longtime shows that could have a pretty epic battle! With Steve & Danny on Hawaii Five-0, for example, we’ve got a pair that has been around the block for a while in this tournament. Meanwhile, with Tony & Ziva of NCIS, we’ve got them in the tournament for the first time thanks to Ziva’s presence back on the show and the presumption that a reunion could be coming at some point later this season.
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Steve & Danny, Hawaii Five-0 (#1 seed) – While McDanno has ventured very far within ‘Shiptober over the years, what we’ve got here with these two is a duo that almost lost in a tight first round against Rue/Jules from Euphoria. They were able to emerge by just eleven votes, so will they be able to withstand another onslaught here? It will prove interesting to see, just as it should prove interesting to see how many more great Steve/Danny scenes we get over the next few weeks. With Danny MIA on this past episode, we need more moments that show off how much the two care about each other.
Tony & Ziva, NCIS (#4 seed) – Meanwhile, we’ve got two people here who are yearning to get back to each other — but we are at least making that assumption when it comes to Tony, since we haven’t seen him on the show in a while. What is clear is this: Ziva will do anything, including moving heaven and earth, in order to ensure that she spends some more time with her daughter and the man she loves. Seeing this story play out, and also seeing a potential Tiva reunion, could be an episode for the ages … provided that it happens. We’re still holding out hope.
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Now, it’s your turn
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