Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor

Which irresistible love story have you fallen for?

Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor
CBS l ABC Family

Oh, to be young and in love. Oh, to be totally badass and in love.

Our glorious TV Couples March Madness Challenge is down to the Sweet 16, and we've got quite the unusual showdown for you: Person of Interest's Root (Amy Acker) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) versus The Fosters' Jude (Hayden Byerly) and Connor (Gavin MacIntosh). Let's take a closer look at the match-up. 

Root and Shaw

Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor
CBS

How They Met

Well, it began with a little eavesdropping. Root listened in on the Special Counsel's phone calls, and then impersonated Shaw's contact — after locking the actual contact in the bathroom, of course. Despite some zip-ties and threats of torture, Root was forced to leave, postponing a more cordial encounter for another episode.

Current Relationship Status

Shaw was shot and is now MIA after sharing a kiss with Root.

March Madness Secret Weapon

There's nothing like a tragic romance. "Shoot" fans have the momentum of star-crossed lovers on their side. It may be now or never for them to give Root and Shaw the March Madness crown.

Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor

Jude and Connor

Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor
ABC Family

How They Met

Jude and Connor met at school, but their friendship didn't really deepen until Connor tried to step forward and defend Jude against bullies. The bullies had been making fun of Jude for wearing blue nail polish, so Connor painted his own nails blue too.

Current Relationship Status

Best friends. They're not officially dating, but they have kissed and talked about their relationship.

March Madness Secret Weapon

Hmmm. How about a HISTORY-MAKING kiss? Jude and Connor's kiss is the youngest same-sex kiss to be featured on U.S. television. 

Bracket Breakdown: Root and Shaw VS. Jude and Connor

So which pair is your favorite? Cast your vote below and then let us know your take on this match-up!

I am a former Senior Associate Editor for Livingly Media.
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