One Last Check In At The Bates Motel
This is Freddie Highmore.
If you don’t know who he is, that’s on you. For four years we have been ALL-IN on A&E’s BRILLIANT “Psycho” prequel series, “Bates Motel.”
Highmore is “Norman Bates,” and his portrayal has been so haunting and creepy…we can’t believe he’s never been recognized for his work, because it really is amazing.
Anyway, next month “Bates Motel” returns for its 5th and final season. Last year ended where we knew it had to eventually…Norma (Norman’s mom) Bates’ death at the hand of her son. And where does it pick up this year?
According to A&E: “Bates Motel Season 5 picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.”