Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 110 ‘Midnight’ Recap

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Norma is freaked about Abernathy threatening her with a gun and ordering her to bring $150,000 to the docks at midnight.  She bursts into the Sheriff’s office and tells Romero who promises to take care of it.  Norma doesn’t feel any better about the situation so she asks Dylan to get her a gun.  He refuses.  Meanwhile, Romero retrieves this $150,000 from his secret hiding spot. Continue reading

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Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 109 ‘Underwater’ Recap

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Norma is horrified at finding Deputy Shelby’s dead body in her bed, when the Sheriff comes over to investigate Norma says something hilarious, “Why do crazy people gravitate towards me?”  The look on Norman, Dylan, and the Sheriff’s face was priceless.  While Norman and Dylan are trashing the mattress the body was found on, Norma smells people smoking pot.  The “guests” Dylan brought from Oregon are not surprisingly smoking a joint while relaxing on the porch and Norma goes ballistic on them. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 107 ‘The Man in Number 9’ Recap

Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Wow, now the Sheriff is corrupt and willing to cover up the crimes committed on the Bates Motel property.  What the hell?  I’m guessing this is going to bite them in the butt later, but we’ll see.

While Norman is fixing the lattice beneath the porch he finds a nasty little dog trapped and hungry, she runs off before Norman gets a hold of her.  After the crazy night of gunfighting, Norma is playing nice with Dylan but not for long since he still insists on moving out.  Norma is bound and determined to keep her boys under her wing as long as possible but Dylan is having none of that.  While Dylan takes out the trash for mommy dearest, he comes across a mysterious man in a black Cadillac who asks about Keith Summers. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 106 ‘The Truth’ Recap

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

After Norma finds out that Deputy Shelby is the bad man who has been keeping Asian sex slaves in his basement, she loses it and tries to bolt to confront him.  Norman jumps in the window of her car and manages to stop her and convince her that they’ll get justice they just have to do things right. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 104 ‘Trust Me” Recap

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Norman barely escapes Deputy Shelby’s house after finding the Asian girl, the only reason he gets away is due to his brother’s help.  He distracts Shelby by asking for help with finding gas.  Norman doesn’t even realize Dylan saved his ass.

Things are heating up between Norma and Deputy Shelby, getting busy in the Bates Motel room.  Dylan catches them on their way out and there is an awkward almost victorious smirk on Deputy Shelby’s face as he stares down Dylan and gets in the car with Norma.  Shelby is not a good guy.  Dylan warns Norma not to trust him but it’s hard to say how she took it. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Season 1 Episode 3 ‘What’s Wrong With Norman’ Recap

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: A&E)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: A&E)

Norman and his CF girlfriend are wigging out over being chased by the pot field guards.  That fainting scene in Norman’s language arts class was one of the best I’ve seen, mostly due to his leg flying up and knocking over the desk.  I don’t know why but it was pretty funny.  Turns out Norman’s brother is one of the new guards for the weed being paid $300 a day to watch the crop.  I have to say that I don’t find this unlikely in rural Oregon; actually it is probably quite accurate. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Episode 102 ‘Nice Town You Picked, Norma’ Recap

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joseph Lederer)

In the first four minutes, Norman’s estranged brother shows up and a man practically burned alive drives into a ditch.  Bates Motel certainly didn’t disappoint in the second episode.  The man burned inside his car is Bradley’s father who unfortunately witnesses the accident.  According to the Sheriff, he owns a warehouse in town and someone burned it with him inside.  The car accident causes the police to look around the scene, outside the Bates’ property, and they find Mr. Summers’ (the rapist) truck.  After briefly questioning Norma about the truck they start a search, it is pretty clear that the Sheriff Romero is awfully suspicious of Norma. Continue reading

Bates Motel: Season 1 Premiere Recap

Bates Motel: Season 1 Premiere

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joe Lederer Copyright 2011)

Hello, Norman.  A&E quickly introduces us into the creepy world of Norman and Norma Bates by starting the show off with the suspicious death of Norman’s father.  Shortly thereafter, Norman and his Electra complex mother move to the coast of Oregon to purchase the infamous old motel and house behind it.  As they settle into their new digs Norman meets some awfully friendly local girls on the way to school. He also meets his new language arts teacher, Miss Watson (see our Keegan Connor Tracy interview for more on her), who seems genuinely concerned for Norman’s well-being. Continue reading

Keegan Connor Tracy

An Interview with Keegan Connor Tracy of ‘Bates Motel’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’

Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy (Image Credit: Brice Ferre)

In anticipation of the new Hitchcock inspired A&E series, Bates Motel, The Daily Quirk got the opportunity to interview Keegan Connor Tracy who plays Ms. Watson in the new show.  Perhaps best known for her role as ill-fated Kat Jennings in Final Destination 2, Keegan Connor Tracy has been all over Television and film since 1998 with her most recent role being the Blue Fairy in ABC’s Once Upon a Time.  Lucky for us, she took time out of her busy shooting schedule for Bates Motel to answer a few questions for our readers.

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Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in BATES MOTEL

Will you check in to the ‘Bates Motel’?

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in BATES MOTEL

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in BATES MOTEL (Image Credit: Joe Lederer Copyright 2011)

On March 18th A&E will premiere its new drama series, Bates Motel, which serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  As you can imagine, it revolves around Norman Bates and his mother, Norma who buys the motel after a tragic incident.  The Daily Quirk was privy to a press screener of the premiere episode courtesy of A&E and it certainly did not disappoint this Hitchcock fanatic.  The series decided not to take us back to the 60’s when the original movie was made, instead it takes a pseudo retro style with the costuming of mother and son.  Additionally, the infamous house behind the motel also serves as a flashback but the townspeople and modern electronics do pop up to remind us that they are living in the new millennia.

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