Re: The Great Ship Debate I love this idea....seriously! Lemme just say a little somethin' somethin' about where I'm coming from on the whole shipper thing: Snickers : This is my main ship. I love it. I love everything about it. The way I see it is, Sara's personality drives her to be structured, hardworking, and intense all the time. The girl has no fun, basically. Nick is more carefree, more open, he's into mixing it up once in a while when it comes to his work methods and he knows when to quit and go home. Plainly and simply, they're the best balance on the show. Nick can show Sara a good time, while Sara's practical enough to keep Nick in check. Nick's basically Sara's other half in style, attitude, and motivation, but not in a conflicting way. Not to mention that since the very beginning, they've traded cute little innuendos and flirtatious comments that you can't help but smile at. I love these two together because I think that they can emotionally be there for each other while physically they have enough romantic power. I also think that this ship can work really well on television, because it could be low-key; it could be a complete working relationship without turning the whole show into "Nick/Sara Romance Hour". I just think they'd be great together. Sandle : I also really like this ship for many of the same reasons I like Snickers. Greg is kind of that oddball boy with a crush, and I think that Sara could learn a lot from humoring him. I understand where the relationship is coming from. Greg amplifies Sara's mood with his goofy, almost-nerdy cuteness and eccentricity, and Sara is like his dream girl. In some ways, I want to see him win her over for the sheer fact that Greg's been so sweet to her and she deserves someone who treats her so well. But, I can't see this ship because I think that Sara is too comfortable with Greg. He's, in many ways, like a little boy to her. He's the baby of the CSI team, and he's got that boyish charm that's really endearing, but in some ways I don't know if on a serious level they could work. I think Sara sees Greg as that guy friend she absolutely adores working with and likes to be with, but at the end of the day he's just her friend. Still...I wouldn't hate it if they got together. YoBling! : This is the one of the ships where I'd be satisfied if it went either way. Warrick is a wonderful, supportive friend to Catherine, and she honestly cares for him. They work well together, and they have that rare brand of tender chemistry that I enjoy watching. They work well together, and they have that close bond that I wouldn't mind seeing play out into a full-on relationship. Yet, Warrick is married, and so I think that if TPTB doesn't decide to have Tina die in some gruesome, tragic accident or cheat on Warrick or some other heinous crap, then I think that it would cost too much for Catherine and Warrick to have a relationship. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind having them just be friends either. Sometimes I think that their relationship would be a raging tempest of emotions, with the regular Cath!Drama element sort of bleeding into a lot of issues between Warrick and whoever else Catherine has in her life. I don't like the possibility of that kind of intensity in that relationship, but I still wouldn't rip my eyes out if they got together. GSR : I respect people who enjoy GSR and all, but I'm really not down for this ship. For some reason, I can't see them together at all. The way that Sara and Grissom are as characters makes them way too similar in their personalities: both are socially introverted, too focused on work, and unable to emotionally connect with people on a day-to-day basis. To me, that's too much of one thing. I don't see them coming together and suddenly changing their habits, I just see a lot of angst and drama. Also, I don't like the way this ship casts a shadow over Sara. In this relationship, Grissom is by far the dominant figure. Sara, although she is a strong woman and has repeatedly proven that she doesn't take crap from ANY man, becomes severely weakened in Grissom's presence. The woman waited years for this man to come around, and faced rejection after rejection in his eyes, yet I can't believe that she would run to him at the drop of a hat the minute he says he's ready for a commitment. I strongly dislike that, because I think that Sara as a character deserves more than that. Also, I've always seen her love for him as a kind of hero-worship, and even despite recent events in the show, I still can't see them as a functioning couple. Whenever I see them onscreen I get a pit in my stomach that tells me something isn't right about this relationship. I understand many people see this relationship in a good light, and that as far as we know, it's a canonized thing, but in all honesty, I can't help but feeling that due to Grissom's power over Sara and his genuine angsty coldness to her, this relationship just won't work. Grillows : I like this relationship a lot more than I like GSR, but I don't know the chances of it actually playing out. I really like the way that Catherine is straightforward and aggressive, and she makes a point of equalizing Grissom out when he's become too intense. They have a nice relationship that is balanced as well as intimate. I like this relationship a lot, and I would love to see it get acted out, I also think that it could've begun a long time ago as far as the show is concerned. But, it now seems like it was a relationship that just never jumpstarted into an actual romantic connection. I would like them to continue to be just good friends, but also I would like to see it happen if it were at all possible. So that's where I stand!