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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Cord”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 10 – The cord still hasn’t been cut between Norma and Norman on Bates Motel. Norman is dead, but I’m disappointed. The series’ finale deserves something better than Dylan killing his brother. Or did he?

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Visiting Hours?

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 9 – Freddie Highmore is brilliant. Point. Blank. Period. He transforms Norman into a mentally ill killer that you love in Bates Motel. Highmore flows between Norma and Norman so smoothly in this episode that you can’t help but hope that he gets an Emmy nom.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Body”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 8 – So, Chicky is dead, killed by ex-Sheriff Alex Romero in Monday night’s episode of Bates Motel. But for what? He got on his nerves. With Norman in jail, it seems the town of White Pine Bay is in a tizzy. Why haven’t people suspected him before?

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Inseparable”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 7 – Bates Motel is crazy af right now. Norman is fully aware of his insanity, but he continues to give in to it. Dylan, his brother, tries to help him, but he realizes he can’t when he witnesses Norman go into full scene mode with “Mother”.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Marion”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 6 – Bates Motel continues to follow along the collision course between the show and its source, Psycho, but at the last minute subverts our expectations in the absolute best way.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Dreams Die First”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 5 – First thing’s first – Rihanna! Bates Motel introduces us to another side of Rihanna – her acting chops. I’ve been looking forward to this episode, and it didn’t disappoint. In other news, Norman can’t find Norma anywhere. But again, Rihanna!

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Hidden”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 4 – Bates Motel makes it very clear that what’s-her-face is a thirst trap. Norman gives her his dead mother’s clothes. She ends up wearing them on their first date and seduces him while mixing cake batter. These strange people are made for each other.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Bad Blood”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 3 – Bates Motel digs deeper into Caleb’s relationship with his sister, Norma. It’s a dark one. He raped her when they were younger. Oh, boy. This family sure has a lot of problems.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Convergence of the Twain”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 2 – I feel a little jipped. I thought Rihanna was supposed to make a guest appearance on Monday’s episode of Bates Motel. Clearly, I was mistaken. There is plenty to still talk about – namely that Norman is reading a book called “The Art of Mummification”.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Dark Paradise”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – Bates Motel returns to A&E for its final season, and boy, is it good. I’ve never seen this show, so bear with me in not knowing all of the backstory, but I am into it. You should be too.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Norman”

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On the very satisfying season finale of Bates Motel, Norman struggles with his grief following a death in the family as the show begins to move into territory from the original Psycho film.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Forever”

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On this week’s game-changing episode of Bates Motel, Norma faces the consequences after years of neglecting Norman’s worsening psychosis, while Alex and Dylan try to convince her of the danger that Norman poses to her and others.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Unfaithful”

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On this week’s episode of Bates Motel, Norman has trouble adjusting to all the changes that have occurred in his mother’s life while he was away.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “There’s No Place Like Home”

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On this week’s episode of Bates Motel, Norman and Emma both try to reunite with their mothers, but only one of them manages to succeed.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Vault”

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On this week’s episode of Bates Motel, Norman and his mother struggle to prevent their family’s secrets from getting out.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Refraction”

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On this week’s episode of Bates Motel, characters find themselves confronting issues from their past that they had hoped to put behind them.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Lights Of Winter”

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This week’s episode, “Lights of Winter,” revolved around the season’s new pairings while Norman realized he has a problem.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “‘Til Death Do You Part”

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It’s already clear that irrevocable change has come to the residents of White Pine Bay. In this week’s very satisfying episode, “’Til Death Do You Part,” several characters allow themselves to imagine new beginnings they might have never otherwise dreamed.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Goodnight, Mother”

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If the first two episodes of Bates Mote’s fourth season are indicative of the quality to come, then this will likely end up being the best season of the show to date.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “A Danger To Himself And Others”

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In the fourth season premiere, titled “A Danger to Himself and Others,” Norma is finally forced into realizing the severity of Norman’s psychological issues and the role she’s played in allowing their exacerbation.

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