Oz (an Episode Guide)
While driving home drunk, corporate attorney Tobias Beecher accidentally killed . Said tells Beecher that he does not approve of his relationship with Keller. Keller and Beecher: so loving, so stabby. was introduced on HBO's GLAAD- nominated Oz as psychotic murderer Chris Keller, whose devious. Tobias Beecher slams into Kathy Rockwell while driving drunk. Keller wants to resume a relationship between them, meeting resistance.
Mad with fear and grief, Beecher believes false rumors claiming that Keller is responsible for the kidnappings. An attempt on Keller's life in retaliation ends their brief reunion, and the two spend the rest of the season attempting ways to hurt one another.
Beecher delves into promiscuity, and Keller kills Beecher's lovers, including inmate Mondo Browneto discredit the new manager of Em City, Martin Querns. Barlog then secretly makes a deal with FBI Agent Pierce Taylor to give evidence against Keller and have him convicted of three murders in exchange for his own freedom.
Beecher is immediately suspicious of Barlog and warns Keller, who dismisses the warning as mere jealousy. But Keller soon starts to have his own suspicions and eventually murders Barlog, snapping his neck while receiving oral sex from him.
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Just before killing Barlog, Keller confesses that he had indeed committed the murders the FBI suspected him of, and that his victims — all young, gay men — represented something within himself that he hated. When the police discover that Schillinger's other son, Hankhad been murdered, Keller takes responsibility for the crime to protect Beecher and his family.
He is then sent to Massachusetts to stand trial for this murder. He is then put in protective custody while the District Attorney 's office tries to convict him of an unsolved murder which he had indeed committed. While in protective custody, he begins an affair with one of the guards, Officer Claire Howellbut soon tires of her and begins rejecting her advances.
Enraged, Howell brutally beats him, putting him in the infirmaryand tells her superiors that he attacked her. After he recuperates from his injuries, he is found guilty of the murder charge, and sentenced to death. At about this time, Beecher's father is stabbed to death in a suspiciously empty hall. While Keller's relationship with Beecher is by now somewhat estranged, he tries to show his former lover that he still cares by killing Franklin Winthropthe inmate who had murdered Beecher's father to advance in the Aryan Brotherhood.
Beecher hesitates, but eventually agrees and takes the package. Shortly after Beecher leaves the room, Keller makes an anonymous telephone call to tip off the police, getting Beecher caught and sent back to Oz. Furious, Beecher rejects Keller once and for all. Meanwhile, Keller seems to get on friendly terms with Schillinger again.
- Tobias Beecher
Keller takes a job backstage managing the props. He tells Schillinger that they will kill Beecher then later tells Beecher that he is being friends with Schillinger to keep Beecher alive.
He then kisses Schillinger and tells him that he will switch Schillinger's prop knife with a real one so he can kill Beecher onstage. However, during the final fight scene, Keller switches Beecher's knife with a real one.
Beecher stabs Schillinger unintentionally during a fight scene, thinking the knife in his hand is a prop. Keller claims to have no idea how a real knife got onto the set. Schillinger's death is considered an accident. Keller reaffirms his love for Beecher and explains that he eliminated every obstacle between them, referring to Schillinger.
He also claims to have taken care of the entire Aryan Brotherhood to keep Beecher safe from any retaliation. However, during a heated conversation Beecher demands to know whether Keller had set him up with the illegal drugs; when Keller admits the truth, Beecher rejects him for the final time. During a subsequent confrontation in Emerald City, Keller, while professing his love for Beecher, falls over a railing, fatally breaking his neck.
He slashes Metzger's face and throat with his fingernails. Stir-crazy from being in protective custody, Keller returns to Em City and gets the cold shoulder from Toby.
While stacking boxes in the store-room, Keller is stabbed in the back twice and is sent to the infirmary. Keller returns to Em City, where Toby confesses to him that he was the one who killed Metzger and that he was the one who stabbed Keller in the store room.
Keller is moved out and Andrew is moved into Beecher's pod. Beecher and Andrew become friends when Beecher helps Andrew get through withdrawal.
Unfortunately, he is clean for a very short time. When Andrew refuses to accept Vern's lifestyle, Vern slaps him and Andrew is thrown into the hole. Vern declares Andrew dead and has Officer Lopresti give him heroin. Andrew ODs and dies in the hole. Beecher's plan was a success, but at what price? McManus and Murphy have their eye on Beecher. Beecher begins regularly praying to God. Already on rocky ground with the other Muslims for his relationship with Tricia Ross, Said allows Beecher to sit in a Muslim prayer study and the Muslims cast him out.
Said moves into Beecher's pod -- much to Keller's surprise -- as Muslim control shifts to Hamid Khan. Said teaches Beecher that in order for God to forgive him, he must forgive first. Toby forgives Chris, but when Keller tries to get physical, Beecher balks. Beecher forgives Schillinger and asks that Schillinger forgive him for his part in Andrew's death.
Beecher offers to use private investigators to find Schillinger's other son. Keller gets the knife away from Schillinger and stabs him, coming to Toby's rescue.
Said moves back into Arif's pod. Schillinger tells Keller, Beecher, Hoyt, Pancamo, Stanislofsky and Rebadow that Adebisi is up to something and that they have to stick together, "bound by the one thing that joins us all: Season 4 The prison is in lockdown due to racial tensions. Beecher and Father Ray have a chat.
Ray tells him that the only way that there will be peace between him and Schillinger is to show him that he forgives him. Keller does not approve. Beecher asks his father to have the investigators at his law firm look for Vern Schillinger's other son, Hank. His father tells Toby that he is proud of him. When Beecher tells Keller what he did, they argue. Keller tells Beecher that "Oz didn't make him a bitch, he was born a bitch. When new inmate Guillaume Tarrant goes on a shooting rampage, Keller is shot.
Toby pulls him out of the line of fire to safety, but Keller sustains serious internal damage and is sent to a hospital. Said tells Beecher that he does not approve of his relationship with Keller -- homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of Allah.
Toby wonders whether or not he loves Keller too much. Either way, this causes a rift to form between Said and Beecher.
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Beecher's father has found Hank Schillinger and they arrange for him to visit Vern. Hank won't come without being payed -- probably to pay for his next fix. Father Ray tells Beecher that it's the first time that he's actually seen Schillinger happy. Beecher asks Officer Murphy for an update on Keller's condition.
Since McManus was fired and Murphy has taken on his responsibilities, he is too busy to check on Toby's "boyfriend. Beecher calls Zelman and ends up testifying in his place. Keller returns to Oz's hospital ward from the hospital. When Timmy Kirk tells Schillinger that Beecher is the one who found his son Hank, Vern is convinced it's part of a plan, and decides to take the offensive.
Sister Pete breaks the bad news to Beecher Beecher is rightfully convinced that Schillinger is behind the kidnapping. When the Agent doesn't seem to respond, Beecher goes crazy, throwing things across the room. Vern plays him like a fool, and the Agent comes away with a new suspect Chris returns to Em City. When Chris shows Toby his gunshot scar, Toby kisses it as they embrace.
Keller has trouble sleeping and appears to be racked with guilt, feeling that he is going to hell for the things he has done. Toby is adamant that Keller is not responsible for the kidnapping. When they pressure him, Toby admits that he knows Chris intimately and tells his parents that "Chris Keller is my lover. The hand belongs to his son Gary.
Gary's body was found by the FBI. Not even Chris can comfort Toby. Beecher attends his son Gary's funeral. Beecher asks convicted kidnapper Zabitz to try to find out information about Gary and Holly's kidnapper. He tells Beecher their kidnapper was hired by Chris Keller. Unfortunately, Beecher doesn't know what Schillinger paid Zabitz to lie.
Beecher tries to kill Keller for what he did to his son. Even though Beecher attacked Keller, Keller lands in the hole.
Father Ray and Agent Pierce inform Beecher that Chris Keller could not have had anything to do with the kidnapping and Hank Schillinger was arrested while dropping her off.
Keller is let out of the hole. If they touch each other again -- in any way -- they will be moved to Gen Pop. Toby tries to apologize, but Keller is understandably upset that Beecher would even think that he would kill a child -- especially Toby's.
Toby begs forgiveness, but Keller says they're through. New transfer Mondo Browne is moved into Beecher's pod. Keller confronts "Father of the Year" Vern Schillinger. Now that he caused one son to OD and the other to get the lethal injection, his name dies when Vern does. Keller gives himself a 2nd degree burn by holding his hand under the hot water. Keller confesses past sins to Father Ray. He admits to having sex with several homosexual men, then murdering them so that they wouldn't tell anyone about him.
Father Ray refuses to absolve him until he confesses to the authorities. Chris and Toby stare at each other their first night apart. Browne ruins the moment by demanding oral sex from Beecher.
Chris is visibly upset at the sight of Toby kissing Browne. Keller lets Zabitz know that he knows that he lied to Beecher. Zabitz begs Schillinger for protection. Schillinger tells Robson to get rid of him. Before Keller or Robson can get Zabitz, Zabitz panics and has a heart attack.
Kareem Said catches Beecher with inmate Nate Shemin. Said calls Beecher a "slut. I prefer to be happy, but self-hate'll do in a pinch. My son's dead 'cause of me. My daughter's a mess 'cause of me. Keller doesn't love me. But I tried this new detergent. It really seems to get the whites clean. She also tells him that he will be able to visit with his daughter more regularly. Father Ray begs Keller to forgive Beecher for accusing him of having his son Gary killed. Keller won't do it.
Beecher flirts with one of the Italians. Beecher hires Pancamo to have someone on the outside take care of Hank Schillinger. Beecher gets a visit from his daughter, Holly. After their visit, Beecher has second thoughts about killing Hank Schillinger. Pancamo tells him that it is too late. No one will ever find the body. Sister Pete at first refuses to see Keller, but after Cyril O'Reilly helps change her mind about leaving the nunnery, she decides to confront Keller. She tells him "We don't choose God.
Keller realizes that they have to get rid of Adebisi. He enlists Ryan O'Reily's help. Adebisi finds out that Beecher and Shemin fucked. Adebisi beats up Beecher, but he doesn't know who murdered Shemin. Beecher confronts Keller about Shemin's death. Keller murders Mondo Browne, another of Beecher's lovers. He and O'Reily pin the murders on Supreme Allah.
This sets off a chain of events that ends up with Warden Glynn firing Querns. Said kills Adebisi in self-defense. Season 4 Part II January When she asks about his relationship with Beecher, he replies: At the drug counseling session, Keller makes up a sad story about why he uses drugs. Keller warns O'Reily that he will kill him if he touches Beecher.
At drug counseling group, Leroy Tidd says that he is sorry for what he did and wants to turn his life around. Beecher tries to convince Said to help him.
Said won't have anything to do with Tidd because of his affiliation with Adebisi. Beecher's younger brother, Angus, comes for a visit with Toby's daughter, Holly.
Keller tells Beecher that his brother is cute.