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
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
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
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
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
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
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.