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Season 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.
Season 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?
Season 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”.
Season 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!
Season 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.
Season 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”.
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.
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.