"I couldn't face living the rest of my life in here without you," Chris finally admits, as he leans against the railing on the upper tier of Em City. "Don't you see? I did what I did out of love." Tobias isn't moved by this revelation, although something is clearly affecting him, because his line readings here have taken on a monotonous quality that brings to mind my old Speak-And-Spell computer, rather than a man ending a tumultuous relationship with the great gay prison love of his life. "I loved alcohol," he says, as the tears begin to well up. "I loved heroin. But I had to put them behind me because they were poison. Death. You are death." Chris finally seems to understand that there's not going to be a happy reunion this time, and they stare longingly at each other just long enough to communicate that it's really finally over. But then Keller grabs Toby by the throat, plants one last ferocious kiss on his lips, and yells, "Beecher, no!" as he executes a perfect backwards swan dive and plummets over the railing to die on the floor below. Damn! If I hadn't seen the spoilers, that definitely would have shocked me. Everyone in Em City stares accusingly at Toby as they gather around the body, and we slowly push in on Keller's eye as he slips into eternal darkness. Farewell, Christopher Keller. I just hope things work out better for you over there on SVU.
Episode Report CardAaron: B | 1026 USERS: B-
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