Couples - Beecher and Keller from Oz - Fan Forum
I've recently finished Oz, I love Soap Operas like these! And I really liked the fog of confusion that Fontana did with these characters. Chris Keller is a fictional character on the HBO series Oz, portrayed by Christopher Meloni from He has a strong desire for dominance in any relationship and often chooses partners based on how he can treat them and still have them love him. Despite Schillinger arranges for the bisexual Keller to meet Tobias Beecher. I hope that I'm not alone in this but This thread is dedicated to my favorite couple from Oz. Beecher and Keller have had a love/hate relationship.
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.
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.
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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.
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Furious, Beecher rejects Keller once and for all. Meanwhile, Keller seems to get on friendly terms with Schillinger again. 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. Among other tortures, Schillinger makes Beecher beg to "fuck" his wife during a conjugal visitforces him to eat pages of a law book, and orders him to tear up pictures of his family.
Eventually, Schillinger tires of him and forces him to leave the cell wearing a Confederate Flag t-shirt. Beecher then seeks out Schillinger, smashing the acrylic glass wall of Schillinger's cell and sending a broken shard flying into his eye. Beecher almost jumps to his death immediately afterward, but is restrained by guards and thrown in the isolation ward. After being released, he confronts Schillinger who is now sporting an eyepatch in the prison gym's basketball court.
He incapacitates Schillinger by kicking him in the groin and assaulting him with a piece of gym equipment, then defecates upon him in front of many of Emerald City's fiercer inmates. When a riot erupts in Em City, Beecher sides with O'Reily in the chaos, defending Ryan from an attack by the Muslims, as neither belongs to any strong gangs. Beecher is the character that is seen as an "everyman" character because he shows what could happen to a normal man who makes a series of bad mistakes.
In the beginning, Beecher is a frightened man who is just trying to survive. Later, he shows viewers that beneath his calm exterior, lurks the heart of a crazy man. In later episodes, Beecher would claim OZ made him "into the man he always was". Season 2 Edit In the aftermath of the riot, Beecher is treated for an unknown injury in the infirmary. Beecher and the other prisoners housed in Em City are sent to other sections of the prison.
Beecher finds himself sharing a cell with James Robsonan Aryan member who tries to make Beecher perform oral sex on him. Beecher has by now learned to fight back, however, and bites the tip of Robson's penis off, which ends up in Beecher being sent to solitary. Upon his release from isolation, Beecher begins taunting Schillinger, threatening to ruin his chances at parole. Frightened, Schillinger unsuccessfully seeks other people to kill Beecher for him.
Finally, Schillinger seems to find somebody willing to do the deed: Wittlesey reluctantly agrees to get rid of Beecher if Schillinger will keep quiet. Beecher disappears and Schillinger subsequently meets with Wittlesey to pay her for her services.
At this point Wittlesey reveals that she has been recording their conversation. Schillinger is arrested for attempted murder and sentenced to even longer in prison. Afterwards, with Schillinger in the hole, Beecher brags to his new cellmate, Augustus Hillthat his plan worked perfectly. Hill warns him that Schillinger, who now has nothing to lose, will be out for revenge even more than he was before. Beecher is too happy to care. Hill is eventually transferred to a different pod, and a new inmate, Chris Keller is brought in, beginning one of the show's most heated and intense rivalries.
Later, Beecher receives word that his wife has committed suicide. Schillinger brags that the Aryan Brotherhood held a gun to her head and forced her to write the suicide letter blaming Beecher for everything that had gone wrong in her life.
Keller is a charming sociopath doing time for possession of a controlled substance. As time passes, Beecher is surprised to find himself becoming attracted to Keller and the two eventually share a kiss in the prison laundry room. Unbeknown to Beecher, however, Keller is working with Schillinger, in order to help the latter get revenge.
After using Beecher's attraction to Keller to put him through an emotional wringer and start him drinking again, the two corner him with the help of an Aryan guard, Karl Metzgerand break his arms and legs. Season 3 Edit Keller discovers that he has genuinely fallen in love with Beecher, and is desperate to win Beecher's trust. Beecher, however, rejects Keller and refuses to forgive him unless he confesses to his role in the attack.
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Beecher then kills Metzger. While Keller does confess, Beecher still withholds forgiveness, and ambushes Keller shortly after his release from the infirmary, stabbing him. Although Keller never sees his attacker, Beecher tells him that he'd been the one who attacked him some time later, and also said he didn't at the same time.
The conflict between Beecher and Schillinger continues throughout the run of the series. When Schillinger's son Andrew is arrested and incarcerated in Oz, Beecher sees his chance to get even with Schillinger by befriending the young man and arranging to share a cell with him. While Beecher never does anything to Andy and in fact helps him cope with his withdrawal from drugs, he leads Schillinger to believe that he is going to bed Andy, since Andy now likes him.
Moved by Beecher's kindness, Andy renounces his father and everything he believes in.
Schillinger then arranges to have his own son killed, by having him thrown in solitary and asking a prison guard to deliver heroin to him in the hole, knowing he'd break from his sobriety and OD on the drug. Beecher isn't as satisfied, despite having gotten revenge, and he feels guilty for his part in Andy's death. At this point, Beecher is cellmates with former Muslim leader Kareem Saidwho convinces Beecher to resolve his guilt by asking for forgiveness from Keller and Schillinger.
Beecher finally forgives Keller who saves him from Schillinger's attack. Season 4 Edit Beecher tries to resolve his guilt with Schillinger further by having a private investigator at his father's law firm discover his younger son Hank. Schillinger, however, thinks Beecher was trying to turn Hank against him like on Beecher did when he "corrupted" Andy, and orders Hank to kidnap both of Beecher's children.
Hank Schillinger severs the hand of Beecher's son and mails it to Beecher in Oz. Hank kills Beecher's son before ultimately releasing his daughter. Schillinger also pays another prisoner to tell Beecher that Keller is responsible for the kidnapping.
Enraged, Beecher tries to kill Keller thus opening a rift between the two lovers.
When Beecher learns the truth, he tries to apologize to Keller, but Keller casts him aside.