|First appearance||"Ancient Tribes" (episode 2.02)|
|Last appearance||"Escape from Oz" (episode 2.08)|
|Reason/Cause||End of Storyline|
|Date of Conviction||Sometime in 1997|
|Episode Count||7 Episodes|
|Portrayed by||Bryan Callen|
Character Summary Edit
He evidently arrived in Em City after the 1997 riot. In season 2 of the series, he is a leader of the Christian inmates and their representative on the Em City council. It is never stated why he is in Oz (there is no crime flashback for the character) but it is implied that he is a child molester (or otherwise a sex offender). He used to teach High School and is appointed by Tim McManus to teach the GED course.
After the end of the second season the character was dropped and nothing further was said of him, making him one of the few inmate characters to be written out of the series without having to suffer an on-screen death, or was paroled and there was no mention of it on the show.
Plot Summary Edit
Season 2 Edit
As soon Emerald City is reopened, McManus asks Jonathan Coushaine, the Christians leader, to teach the GED course, because he used to teach High School. Coushaine is attacked by Kenny Wangler who is a disruptive presence in the class due to Wangler's inability to read. Coushaine and McManus chose Poet to be the first of the class.
Coushaine represents the Christians during the Em City council meetings, and at one point tries to institute a "no swearing" rule, predictably receiving verbal backlash from the other inmates.
He is one of the people to give Bob Rebadow money to send his grandson to Disneyland.
After the second season, Coushaine is never seen again.
- Ancient Tribes
- Great Men
- Losing Your Appeal
- Family Bizness
- Strange Bedfellows
- Animal Farm
- Escape from Oz