All of this was a tremendous surprise considering Ellen was poisoned to death in Season 3, but with the Cylons the usual rules of mortality don’t apply. Vernon is thrilled to be back. Her character was originally written for a four-episode arc, but she endured and became a key character — until she was murdered by her on-screen husband.
"I wasn’t done with the character," Vernon moaned. "They killed me off. I was devastated. Why me? What did I do wrong?"
A small reprieve came when executive producer Ron Moore told her she would return as a dark vision of her husband’s tortured mind, but Vernon said she had resigned herself to the fact that her role in "one of the greatest shows ever made" was pretty much over. Then, on an especially wrenching afternoon many months ago, she got a phone call.
Monday, January 19, 2009
You're the fifth
The final Cylon (?) speaks. (Hero Complex)