After weeks of dedicated fighting, Wetpaint Entertainment's Once Upon a Time ship bracket is down to two. And it should come as little surprise that the last two ships standing revolve around Storybrooke's most interesting villains: Emma/Regina and Rumplestiltskin/Belle.
Once Upon a Time is all about putting a new spin on characters you think you know, and nowhere is that as clear as with the villains. The Evil Queen has been given a painful backstory; Rumplestiltskin has been transformed into a cursed puppet master pulling all the strings. Combine these fascinating takes on old characters with the show's emphasis on the power of love, and it makes perfect sense that fans have flocked to relationships that are all about redeeming fallen characters.
But which ship will come out on top? For the first few weeks Rumbelle smashed their competition, but in the semifinales it was Swan Queen that crushed it, winning by almost 85%, while Rumbelle fought tooth and nail to come out on top of Aurora/Mulan. Whatever happens, we expect a lot of passion from both fan bases this week.
Now to the specifics. Because we've had problems with bots, we will once again be using Captcha. We know it's annoying, but we want the results to be fair. Because it's the finals, this poll will run a bit longer than normal: We'll close it at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, May 13.
And, remember, while this is a competition, it's supposed to be a fun competition, dearies! We hope fans keep the focus on supporting the ships they love, not tearing down the ones they don't like. And please, keep it fair. Win with your passion, not your bots.
And the winner is...
This episode airs Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.