Articles for Bates Motel Season 2

If the season 2 premiere of Bates Motel is any indication of what‘s to come, the show‘s focus is going to stretch beyond the dysfunctional bond between mother and and son. True, season 1 introduced a variety of characters and situations to counterbalance  the trauma Norman incurred each time he was aroused by seeing his mother in her underwear. But the obstacles they faced still had them working in tandem. Unlike last season, it looks like there will be a greater emphasis on how Norma and her son function independently of one another. Another possible recurring theme throughout the show‘s sophomore season could be whether several of the primary characters will prevail in their struggles to let go of the past and embrace the present. In particular, for Norma the opportunities for happiness are there, but it‘s questionable whether she will be able to get out of her own way. Trying to predict what Bates Motel has in store for its fans is as difficult as foreseeing the plot twist in an Alfred Hitchcock film. Read more »
On this week‘s season 2 premiere of Bates Motel, news of Miss Watson‘s death spreads. Norma finds the future of the motel in peril. Bradley returns to town with one thing on her mind. Norman has an obsession of his own finding out who killed Miss Watson. Read more »
When Bates Motel returned for season 2 last Monday, a new character appeared at Miss Watson‘s grave, Nick Ford, played by Michael O‘Neill (Dallas Buyers Club). Nick is a businessman and Miss Watson‘s father, but there‘s much more to his story. I spoke with Michael O‘Neill by phone to get the scoop on the mysterious Nick Ford and to find out how far the father will go to find out who murdered his daughter. Read on for edited excerpts from the interview. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Gil‘s death brings a new threat to town. More details emerge about Miss Watson‘s personal life. Norman fulfills his promise to Bradley. One key player involved in White Pine Bay‘s thriving drug trade is revealed. And Norma has a hidden talent. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Norma makes an influential friend who tries to set her up. Emma plans a memorial for Bradley. Norman meets an unusual girl. Emma acts out of character. And Dylan befriends Norma‘s brother.Dylan makes good on his promise to make Bradley‘s disappearance look like a suicide, and the police and local residents seem to buy it. Emma is so concerned for Norman that she thaws out a bit and tries to get him to open up about how he feels about Bradley‘s death. Emma‘s pretty shaken up, which only serves to emphasize Norman‘s indifference. This is the girl he wrote letters to every day while she was institutionalized, and his only response to the news of her death is "It‘s okay, I‘m okay." Emma chalks his attitude up to denial. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Dylan is left shattered and confused by Norma‘s revelation. Emma finds herself in a compromising position. Cody helps Norman with a family problem. Norma goes on a date with George. And Caleb leaves town.Thanks to the bombshell that Norma blurted out at the end of last week‘s episode, viewers have a whole lot more insight into why Norma doesn‘t dote lovingly on her firstborn. Dylan didn‘t believe Norma‘s accusations regarding her brother, so in order to accept Caleb as his father, Dylan will have no choice but to accept there was a sexual relationship between them. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Norman and Cody grow closer. Sheriff Romero checks into the motel. Norma partners up with Nick Ford to stop construction on the bypass. And Dylan gets caught in the middle of the town‘s escalating drug war. Read more »
Rest easy Bates Motel fans, you‘ve gotten a late checkout. A&E Network announced today that the show has been renewed for season 3. This means viewers get to continue to watch Norman‘s transformation from a nice, sensitive boy into a mentally unstable psychopath. The little show that could has turned out to be a big hit for A&E with its popularity currently at its zenith. The network attributes the show‘s success to great writing, a talented cast and its loyal fan base. Read more »
During this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Christine urges Norma to run for a seat on the town council. Dylan learns more about the woman he works for. And Cody and Emma worry about Norman, whose behavior becomes more and more erratic. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Bates Motel, Norman insists he‘s innocent, but Norma has her doubts. Dylan tries to keep his eye on Zane who‘s acting especially cagey. Norman finds out his mother is hiding something from him. And new evidence comes to light regarding Miss Watson‘s murder. Read more »

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