Originally Posted by Excelsior.
He was clearly supposed to be a character that is an opportunistic ******* at the beginning who morphs into a selfless hero, as a statement of Batman's positive influence on *******s. Yes, he was that. But it just wasn't done well. It wasn't given enough attention. He sees Batman's flaming symbol and suddenly becomes a hero. Nolan also missed the chance to milk last minute sympathy for him by giving him a hilarious death.
Ha? Him hiding in his house was a natural reaction of the hangings. It never felt out of place. It also represented a recurring theme of the trilogy which I don't have to explain. Foley has been lambasted for having too much but you want him to take up more screen time?