Re: Polly Walker, a thread of adoration
Walker's character was poorly written, more of just a blunt force instrument by the writers to move the plot along. She's the moustache-twirling villain. What are her motivations? Sometimes she just does "bad" things for no clear reason. Why would an ascetic religious cult bomb a train? Why not like, movie theaters or dance clubs or something?
Frankly, I think the BSG writers cast her because they were jealous that Rome won Emmys that BSG was nominated for.
"Its about the characters, stupid" - Ron D Moore
"What baloney. BSG was about the writers wanting to achieve a pre-determined end point, and they jerked the characters around so that they would achieve that goal." - Temis the Vorta