Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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The Body 

Mother uses tough love to protect Norman; Sheriff Greene opens a murder investigation; Dylan gets help for his brother.

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Freddie Highmore

Writers:

Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Alex Romero
Natalia Cordova-Buckley ... Julia Ramos
Jillian Fargey ... Maggie Summers
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Isabelle McNally ... Madeleine Loomis
Brooke Smith ... Sheriff Jane Greene
Zibby Allen ... Cop
Nicholas Carella ... Deputy Billy Miller
Dominique Robinson Dominique Robinson ... Paramedic
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Norman panics as the sheriff starts a murder investigation, questioning and arresting him after his victims' corpses were found, but his 'Norma side' knocks his softy self out to stand firm in denial, blaming the sheriff for confusing him by 'denying medication' to retract his confession of Sam Loomis's murder. Dylan realizes his mother in law and Norma may be killed by Norman, yet remains protective of his kid brother and hires lawyer Maggie Summers to set up a defense, which Norma(n) claims control over. Romero is recovered and free again. Written by KGF Vissers

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10 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sheriff Greene (Brooke Smith) telling Madeleine (Isabelle McNally) that Norman (Freddie Highmore) was infatuated with her echoes the scene at the police station following Norman's (Anthony Perkins) arrest in Psycho (Psycho (1998)) where the psychiatrist tells Lila Crane (Vera Miles) that Norman was infatuated with Marion (Janet Leigh) before she was killed. See more »

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Chick Hogan: After Norma died, Norman felt lonely. And I felt lonely after my kid and my wife took off, so we became friends. You know, but when I say it like that it sounds like, you know, reductive. It wasn't just a-a-a friendship of necessity. I recognized in Norman that he had the soul of an artist.
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Back Home Again
Written and Performed by John Denver
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A Thorough Investigation.
13 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Bates Motel

Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it took these names to recreate the Hitchcockian legacy, balancing the fame and art, it is TV horror- something that hasn't quite cultivated as it has in cinematic life- among the best. First of all, it is one of those rare spin-off that works, it bucks the trend, but that's not saying a lot considering that we haven't had major success in such derivations. And it is to not be easily forgotten that even a huge funded show as such, the series took some time before it started running on the field smoothly. Some might give it a few episodes, personally I think it was from the third season where they finally agreed, in sync, to what or how they have to showcase this troublesome family. And it is a family event.

Unlike the films, this one deals majorly with the reasoning and history of why these members were pushed like such. And as far as that part is concerned, I find that they are hitting all the notes on the right scale. Do notice that whenever a family drama is involved, the chapters soar above all the other genre it claims to be. Some of the best elements are them, these family members, trying to resist and accept each other in the middle of this blood bath and crime sites that they take along with them, wherever they go.

Another expected outcome, is the performance of the cast. The creators have invested smartly on Vera Farmiga and she serves the appetite you were expecting from her. What's surprising is, Freddie Highmore- especially in third season where he transforms from something innocent to less innocent- pouring his soul out, he crafts this infamous character with precision and watery communicative eyes. Just watching these two reside in Bates Motel, makes the day for me.

The Body

It U turns its way back into its nemesis, the inevitable threat, only to express the magnitude of the actions taken by these characters. As a result, you, as an audience, are worried most probably you do not wish it be justified like this, not this way, no sir.


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