Amanda Graystone
Name Amanda Graystone
Actor Paula Malcomson
Other Actor Kassandra Kingsborough (Young Amanda)
Debut "Pilot"
Origin Caprica
Profession Doctor / Plastic Surgeon
Status Living
Family Daniel Graystone, husband
Zoe Graystone, daughter
Darius, brother
Amanda Graystone is the wife of industrialist Daniel Graystone, the mother of Zoe Graystone, and a renowned surgeon who used to work at Caprica General Hospital.


Amanda has a substance dependency, evidenced by her taking some sort of pill and drinking alcohol at the same time and smoking hashish or something like it at the Dive.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

Amanda is a skilled plastic surgeon. ("Pilot") She is also a photographer. ("The Imperfections of Memory")

Early LifeEdit

Amanda had a brother named Darius, though he was killed in an accident. Three years after his death, Amanda started losing her grip on reality and was admitted into the mental health hospital, Delphi Convalescent Institute.

At an unknown time in the past Amanda became romantically involved with Daniel Graystone, the industrialist who would later pioneer the first Cybernetic Life Form Node, eventually marrying and having a daughter with him: Zoe Graystone.

Season OneEdit

Amanda's relationship with her daughter Zoe was strained and often unpleasant. Zoe's harsh view of the science employed by her parents in their separate professions caused her to be rude, angry, and defiant with them. Amanda interpreted Zoe's judgment to be that of an ungrateful teenage daughter who was unappreciative of the fact that it was their science that provided for her.

In a particularly heated argument that occurred after Zoe was caught using the holoband at the Athena Academy, the teenaged girl accused her mother of marrying into money. In a flash of anger, Amanda slapped Zoe. Immediately regretful, Amanda tried to apologize but Zoe refused to hear it.

When Zoe abandoned her family for a new one, supposedly waiting on Gemenon, she sent a letter via e-sheet to Amanda, forgiving her. At that moment Ben Stark destroyed Train 23, which they were aboard, in an act of suicidal fanaticism on behalf of the Soldiers of the One. The message was prevented from being delivered in the aftermath of the attack, and was eventually brought to Amanda by GDD Agent Jordan Duram. Using the message as evidence of a final message, Duram reveals that he believes Zoe to have been the bomber, which seriously unnerves Amanda.

Amanda spends a great deal of time alone, mourning the death of her daughter from home. Jordan Duram's repeated attempts to speak with Amanda and his interest in searching the residence leads to the development of an antagonistic relationship between the two. Jordan sincerely believes that Zoe was responsible, suggesting and construing evidence in his favor to Amanda. In retaliation Amanda refuses to grant Jordan access to their residence twice, on the grounds that Daniel conducts defense research on the premises.

Later, almost a month after the bombing, Amanda encounters Natalie Stark at a memorial rally. Natalie returns Zoe's belongings, which she found in Ben's room. Driven to despair over the realization that her daughter had a boyfriend she knew nothing about, as well as the golden infinity symbol among her daughter's items, Amanda confesses her belief that her daughter was the terrorist responsible for the bombing to the crowd. Duram uses the hostility towards the Graystones and the political red-tape that kept him out of Zoe's belongings to gain entry to the Graystone residence, where Zoe's room is ransacked by GDD agents.

In the fallout following her announcement, Amanda resigns her position at the hospital. With public opinion backlashing against the Graystones, Amanda's opinion of her daughter oscillates as she moves from a grieving and bewildered mother to the defender of her family's name. Hoping to salvage the Graystone name, Daniel books an appearance on Baxter Sarno's show. Initially bungling the appearance, Amanda arrives and declares that Daniel is doing it wrong. She joins her husband on stage where she says that Sarno, Caprica, and the media have it wrong. Amanda's heartfelt defense of her daughter, along with Daniel's willingness to appease the public, turns an otherwise disastrous interview into a public relations success. When Sam Adama escorts Amanda Graystone home that night, he makes it perfectly clear that although the Graystones may be on the cusp of swinging public opinion back in their direction, there are plenty of people ready to hold Amanda and Daniel responsible for the train bombing deaths.

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