Sometimes characters have a life beyond the show they’re in. sometimes their onscreen chemistry is too much to resist. Magic happens, and then we’re in shipping territory.
One of my favorite pairs to ship is Derek and Penelope in Criminal Minds, aka Morcia.
I have to confess a liking for the one-hour crime series that the US does so well. I was a fan of CSI from the beginning, and a recent convert to NCIS (we should talk sometime about the dual shipping there. Tony and Kate and then Tony and Ziva!) Every one of these has a quirky character who does the unusual, behind the scenes job – Abby is a great example. But for my money, none of them is quite as good as Penelope in Criminal Minds. An ex-criminal hacker herself, with a bizarre and wonderful taste in fashion, Penelope is socially awkward, but the best geek in the world on a computer.