Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 105 ‘Ocean View’ Recap

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Somebody got laid – go Norman!  After Norman practically skips home from Bradley’s house, he finds Norma has been taken to jail.  He goes to see her and half-heartedly offers his help.  She doesn’t take it, instead screams at both sons to get out.  It is pretty clear that Norman is in a sex haze, nonetheless, he puts the motel up for collateral against Norma’s $100,000 bail to get her out of lock up.  Is she grateful?  Of course not, she is absolutely livid.

When Norma meets with a lawyer about her case, she insists that she didn’t do it in an almost delusional believability.  On the way home from the lawyer Norma confronts Norman about his “betrayal” by getting laid while she lay crying in her room.  Always the martyr, this one.  When he apologizes and admits to her that she scares him, Norma flips her lid and forces Norman out of the car on the side of the road.  In an almost comedic fashion she runs around the car and pulls him out leaving him 10 miles from home.

Dylan picks him up while he’s walking down the road; they have a somewhat euphoric brotherly ride home then have a heart to heart.  Dylan insists that Norman come live with him in his new place by the beach, but Norman declines in favor of staying to help their mother.  Dylan is given $5,000 cash by his friend Ethan in order to find a place for him and Norman, a moment later a crack head comes by and shoots Ethan in the neck.  Dylan rushes him to hospital then runs off.

Norma meets with Deputy Shelby and he starts to tell her they shouldn’t see each other anymore when Norma wigs out and tries to bolt.  When Deputy Shelby grabs her, he confesses his love for her and how her arrest is tearing him up inside.  He says he’ll think of something to help her and promptly tampers with evidence to ensure the charges are dropped against her.

Meanwhile, Dylan roams the streets in Ethan’s jacked up truck and happens upon the crack head that shot Ethan and immediately runs his ass over.  Apparently, every person in this family has homicidal tendencies but I suppose this isn’t surprising.

Norman and Emma meet up again and Norman tells her about the girl he found in Deputy Shelby’s basement.  Being a conspiracy theorist, she immediately believes him and insists they find out more.  Emma starts to research where a slave girl might be hidden and finds out that Keith Summers’ (dead guy and suspected sex slave trader) had a boat.  So the two teen sleuths set out to solve the mystery.  They break into his boat and find an Asian girl hidden in a closet who is almost feral and ready to bolt.  They take the slave girl back to the motel and set her up in a room.  When Norma sees Emma’s car outside the motel she becomes suspicious and busts into the room to find out what is going on.  Norma doesn’t believe that Zack Shelby could be a part of sex slavery but the girl convinces her he is the bad man.  ::dun dun dun::

 


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BreAna Hansen studied Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She won two UCI screenwriting awards while earning her Bachelors and continues to develop screenplays in her free time. BreAna is a member of Women in Film Seattle and the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. She is also the creator and principle writer of A Girl with Glasses, an entertainment blog.

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