I think Alvarez said something along the lines of, "The guy was right here in Oz under your nose the whole time and now he's dead and there's nothing you can do to punish him." That was pretty low, I thought. Yes, exactly--Ryan and Keller are equals, and interact that way. Ryan reaching out to Toby was an act of kindness, but I don't think he ever looked at Beecher as his equal. Same with Keller--he adores and protects Beecher, but he never really talks to Beecher the way he does with Ryan. He can't plot out killing people with Beecher because Beecher would never go for that. He and Ryan never consulted with Beecher when they decided to oust Querns, for example. Showrunners do tend to promote characters/actors they like, or ones that really gel with the audience. I wonder if that's what happened with Robson? I'm kind of indifferent to him, but maybe at the time the show was going on, he was a fan favorite? Another bummer of missing out on the show when it was first on--it's always interesting to see which characters become popular and which ones aren't. With Keller, I think Chris Meloni had a lot to do with that character being as awesome as he is. I truly can't imagine anyone else playing him, and Meloni really brought sex appeal and a real sense of danger to him. I've never had much of an interest in SVU before now, but now I'd like to go back and watch it! Speaking of... check out this pic from the ep that Lee Tergesen is guest starring in! Oh, they're totally playing to Oz fans with that--it's a total mimic of the first time Toby and Keller kissed! And, uh, Meloni's SVU character sure looks like he'd be open to redo of that scene between Toby and Chris. Oh yeah, Keller was none too pleased about being interrupted during that kiss with Toby. I kind of wonder what would have happened if the guards hadn't interrupted it--if it would have stopped at kisses or if it would have gone further. Yeah, I can see how guys like that wouldn't be too fond of the depiction of the Aryans in Oz. But the whole thing with the Aryans is that they hate and look down upon other races... so I imagine they're not the best guys to begin with. It might have been interesting to see an Aryan who wasn't quite as bad as the others, though. It did strike me as kind of funny/cool that the actor's real life brother played Cyril in the show! It seems like he was or became pretty good friends with Tom Fontana, so I imagine he had some influence. If I watched it again, there's probably some stuff I'd skip over. I'd definitely like to see Toby's story from start to finish again. He's definitely my favorite character, and his storylines are always good. I can't think of one I didn't like. Me too! I love talking about this show, and watching it... I hate when a week goes by and I don't have any time to watch even one episode. :/ Oh, too funny! I don't think I've had an Oz-related dream yet, but watch... I'll go home and have one tonight. Hanging out with Schillinger would definitely be creepy!! Heh, yeah, mine are a little shorter, too--trying to squeeze them in at work!