Couples Commentary: Will They? Won't They? Should They?

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When Castle and Beckett hit the sheets - or was it the doorframe? - on the Castle season finale, fans swooned as one of the most popular will they/won't they couples on TV settled on the former: They will. They did.

Bubbling sexual chemistry is a staple of TV, but taking two characters from flirting to bedding has often met with mixed results. 

Will it work out for Castle and Beckett? We'll be glued to the screen this fall to find out. Should these other teetering tandems go all the way? Or remain friends/co-workers? Weigh in now!


Tony and Ziva (NCIS) - They're more than just partners, but not quite a couple. Tony and Ziva, known as Tiva by diehard shippers, have done this dance for several seasons.

Will Tony & Ziva Ever Take The Leap?

Can the kick-ass former Mossad assassin and the quick witted ex-homicide detective figure out how to balance their work relationship with a love connection?  Will this potential couple ever deliver?

More importantly, SHOULD THEY?

Castle and Beckett (Castle) - An entire fandom could be heard screaming in delight at their TV screens last May when four seasons of love and lust culminated with a heated kiss against the door and Beckett's fingers entwined with Castle's as she led him to what we can only assume was his bedroom.

Will coupledom kill their incredible sexual tension? Or bring back the fun, flirty banter that got lost in all of the angst of season four? Castle Season 5 kicks off in September and fans are holding their breath to see what happens as Castle and Beckett start the next chapter of their story.


Jane and Lisbon (The Mentalist) - It's been four long seasons since the tortured con man met the tough but beautiful CBI agent, yet hints at any love connection have been a long time coming. 

Jane & Lisbon Investigate a Surfer's Death

Jane's still emotionally traumatized after his wife and daughter's brutal murder.  Will Teresa Lisbon be the one person who can help end his torment and heal his heart?

With Jane muttering a quick "love you" before pretending to shoot Lisbon and the two holding hands at the end of last season's finale, fans have more hope for this couple than ever before.


Jess and Nick (New Girl)- There's undeniable chemistry between Jess and her snarky bartender/roommate but should their friendship take a turn to romance? 

With CeCe and Schmidt taking over the will they/won't they spot at the end of season one, our guess is that fans will have to wait a while to see Jess and Nick come together but we hope it happens... some day.


Jeff and Annie (Community) -  The show may have never intended these two to be a couple but their obvious chemistry could not be denied. With three seasons of flirtations, hesitation, and jealousy behind them, SHOULD THESE TWO FINALLY TAKE THE HILARIOUS PLUNGE?

Did we forget about burgeoning couples? Vote above on the duos included and then leave a Comment below with pairings you want to see move ahead?

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This "TIVA" argument is getting to be more ridiculous than the bygone "Huddy" debate, but with less bloodshed. Some of you need to get out of the house and walk it off.


Ziva To Tony
"Orders are Orders you may not like them that why their call Orders"


From this episode its pretty obvious they missed each other. Ziva asks how he is doing after the whole Jenny thing shows she is concerned about him. Didnt hear her call him a loser, better off dead or question his abilities as an agent.


Just finished watching Agent Afloat. Here are all the horrible, abusive things she said either to Tony or about him. McGee: It’s gonna be tough.
Ziva: You think it’s hard for us. Image what it feels like to be him.
McGee: Who him?
Ziva: Tony! We’re all here and he’s stuck on that ship.
McGee: Not Tony. I meant…
Ziva: Completely alone, away from all those who care about him. (pauses) Wait? You weren’t talking about Tony?
McGee: No. It is obvious Ziva misses Tony when Gibbs announces he is going to MTAC to talk to Tony Ziva literally runs into Gibbs while follwing him to MTAC. Tony: What?
Ziva: You seem, um…different.
Tony: Taller? Hotter?
Ziva: Older.
Tony: Well, it’s been over four months.
Ziva: You still beating yourself up over Jenny?
Tony: Not as much as I used to.
Ziva: Drinking?
Tony: Not as much as I used to.
Ziva: You could have called. From this episode its pretty obvious they missed each other. Ziva asks how he is doing after the whole Jenny thing shows she is concerned about him. Didn't hear her call him worthless, a loser, better off dead or call him a bad agent.


@Aycliffe - agree with your post. I'm tired of lone wolf vigilante Gibbs on yet another vendetta featuring - him. However, if Gibbs does don his super underwear and a cape, I fully expect Wonder Ziva to be dressed similarly by his side. She is the other unrealistically and utterly predictable dispenser of super skills and justice. The rest of them might as well just have bit L's written on their foreheads when its time for the danger scene and the can of whupass is brought out.


I would like it if they went back to making the show about Navy criminals. That was interesting. Is it that the writers don't know HOW to write that stuff anymore or that they've decided to turn this show into a soap opera?


May be its time Tony and Ziva got together, for one good reason with these two together we might get story lines that does not always involves Gibbs, the preview I have read for the opening episode sees Gibbs go after Dearing, where's the rest of the team, is Gibbs the only one not to be injured in the explosion, next thing he will be walking about wearing his underwear on the outside his trousers and have a big red cape wrapped round his shoulders and a t-shirt with a big letter S on the front, can we please have one episode where Gibbs is not involved. I shall keep my fingers crossed but can't see it happening.


Agent Afloat
The one with the female FBI agent that Tony has a liking too
Legend (Part I)
Legend (Part 2)
All of season 7


@Michael- I alsos agree with NCIS. I don't recall ever hearing Ziva say those things so can you please tell me what episodes they were in? I think you are the one with that is blind. You are hearing and seeing what you want to. Are you sure that it's not yourself that is wanting to say those things to Tony?


You're right Michael. Tiva shippers aren't the entire fandom of NCIS. Nor are the anti Tiva shippers, more than a few of whom are as loud and obnoxious as any pro Tiva shipper out there. I suspect that the majority of fandom doesn't have a really solid opinion one way or the other on the subject. As long as they continue to enjoy the show, I think they'll be good with them either being put together as a couple or staying the way they are now. If TPTB of the show are truly getting ready to put them together now, or are planning to do so before the show goes off the air, but at a later date, it must be because they think they can tell the story in such a way that most people will like it. Time will tell, I suppose.

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