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

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: 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

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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Movie Review: ‘Hitchcock’

Anthony Hopkins as “Alfred Hitchcock" on the set of HITCHCOCK (Image Credit: Suzanne Tenner/FOX)

Anthony Hopkins as “Alfred Hitchcock” on the set of HITCHCOCK (Image Credit: Suzanne Tenner/FOX)

I finally made it out to see Hitchcock this past weekend but made the mistake of watching The Girl only a few days beforehand.  This led me to inevitably compare and contrast the two stories while I was watching.  Nonetheless, I will spare you the details of those comparisons.  Although the title indicates a focus on the auteur, there was a lot more focus on his wife, Alma Reville, than I anticipated.  Not that I was disappointed, in fact, I have taken Hitchcock classes and studied his films in schools but little was ever written about the significant influence Alma had on his work.  Continue reading