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post #31 of 64
I thought this last episode was a bit more predictable "stock network TV" than what we got before. Their version of a "bottle episode?"
post #32 of 64
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

I thought this last episode was a bit more predictable "stock network TV" than what we got before. Their version of a "bottle episode?"

I think more of a "set up" episode. We now know that Norman killed his father, and Norma covered it up. This was during a blackout persiod which we have seen more than once. It seems that when emotionally stressed\charged he goes into "overdrive" and is capable of anything....The last scene with him just sitting in the car bleading form teh head and oblivious to what had just happened , is laying the ground work for the future. Instead of getting him help he has been coddled and hidden, I ahve a feeling that the girl he slept with may be on his "list" in the near future.....
post #33 of 64
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I ahve a feeling that the girl he slept with may be on his "list" in the near future.....

Speaking of.....it's quite odd that she hasn't been in an episode since.
post #34 of 64
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Speaking of.....it's quite odd that she hasn't been in an episode since.

She was ignorning Norman basically she got what she wanted and either feels embarrassed OR IMO got what she wanted and is now done with him....Im sure whell pop up when the time is right...

Of course now that I think about it, since Norman blacks out, what if shes alreay dead and Norman just doesnt remember doing it....
post #35 of 64
Definitely low key but Monday's episode was very good IMO, plot changing, pretty suspenseful. Makes watching the previous episodes worth it.
post #36 of 64
So someone shot in the leg, shot in the chest twice and then shot through the eye is able to walk down the stairs (because we saw him upstairs) and outside, and down the steps and then take aim. Really? Come on, I know it is a fiction show about murder, etc. but they went over the edge that time.
post #37 of 64
That part was slightly ridiculous and anticlimactic, since it had to have one or two outcomes, and you had that nagging feeling that he would collapse. But still, a more riveting and suspenseful episode than usual IMO.
post #38 of 64
Soap on a rope, but I am hooked anyway. I hate episodic tv and really miss the days when a weekly mystery or thriller would have a complete wrap up and ending for each show. Now we have episodic tv because they want the hook, they want to keep you coming back. So I avoid all of them but I just had to watch the first show and now I find myself on the rope..

It isn't great tv but it has that certain something that pushes my buttons. A little strange, a little mystery, a little action and a lot of soap but also a hell of a lot of fun.
post #39 of 64
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

I thought this last episode was a bit more predictable "stock network TV" than what we got before. Their version of a "bottle episode?"

Definitely not a bottle ep, this one advanced the plot in major ways - we learned how Norman's dad died and his part in it, the girl runs away and is possibly killed by Shelby, and then Shelby gets killed off. A bottle ep would be something like Norma and Norman taking a day trip somewhere and something happens to them that has nothing to do with the main plots, then the show ignores what happened. Or Dylan going on a mission for the head bad guy etc.

So far it's been worth watching if a little uneven, and it looks like we'll get someone actually staying in the motel this week I think. They have dragged that part out a bit, the motel as a business I mean.
post #40 of 64
I watched Psycho for the first time in ages last night and noticed one disconnect, Norman mentions his father dies when he was 5, when clearly he was much older in the first episode when he actually killed him. Unless this is just Norman "mis-remembering" when his father actually died.

I thought the last episode was really good, I thought for sure it would've been Normans brother that got the axe. The family seems to have grown closer together as a whole, it can really go anywhere from here.
post #41 of 64
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.... I thought the last episode was really good, I thought for sure it would've been Normans brother that got the axe . . .

I figured it had to be Shelby (Mike Vogel) to get the axe, since he's in the new CBS show "Under The Dome" . . .
post #42 of 64
Okay, so I'm probably not going to watch much more of this show because the last episode was like an after-school special, but did anyone else notice the dreaded "soap opera" effect on their HD sets? I'm wondering if they changed to a video shoot or if I'm having signal issues or maybe even inadvertently switched the frame rate on my display.

Anyone else notice this?
post #43 of 64
I didn't notice the "soap opera" effect but sometimes the cable provider starves the bitrate which will give less than satisfactory picture quality.
post #44 of 64
I was afraid of that. I was thinking it could be the AVR or TV are "filling in the gaps" which could cause a similar unwanted effect.
post #45 of 64
So how likely is it that Norman killed the teacher?
A cut throat doesn't seem to be this Norman's MO. Blunt-force trauma to the back of the head seems to be his favorite.
post #46 of 64
Or Mom or somebody else is a stalker.
post #47 of 64
I seriously doubt Norman killed the teacher. I think it's way too soon to have him turn dark side. It was probably the guy she was arguing with over the phone ... Erik, I think his name was. Man I almost feel disappointed for Norman as he should have, you know, done the teacher. biggrin.gif I know this is wrong, but at some point I see Norma and Norman doing it. The signs are there. The long sensual hugs, the looks they give each other, sleeping in the same bed, heck even undressing in front of her son etc ...
post #48 of 64
Erik having done it seems likely to me, too. He probably walked in on them just as Norman was about to do whatever it was he knew he had to do. The trauma of seeing the murder, it seems to me, is likely what caused Norman to black-out, just as happened when he observed brutal events in previous episodes. Maybe he has dissociative identity disorder in addition to hallucinations of his mother telling him to do things?

His mother certainly has been showing signs of extreme jealousy over his girlfriends, not to mention revealing extremely personal incidents at the most inopportune times.
Edited by Selden Ball - 5/21/13 at 1:19pm
post #49 of 64
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Yep, I think it's the ex-boyfriend or spouse not Norman. Too bad they killed her off though, that teacher was smoking hot.

There's no doubt of an Oedipal complex between mother and son here, that's the main show driver.

So, are we now to believe that everyone's on the take given that Romero had all that cash stashed away? Seems pretty clear he's willing to play things pretty loose given what happened to Shelby and the girl trafficking cover-up that followed.
post #50 of 64
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Yep, I think it's the ex-boyfriend or spouse not Norman. Too bad they killed her off though, that teacher was smoking hot.

There's no doubt of an Oedipal complex between mother and son here, that's the main show driver.

So, are we now to believe that everyone's on the take given that Romero had all that cash stashed away? Seems pretty clear he's willing to play things pretty loose given what happened to Shelby and the girl trafficking cover-up that followed.

I am goign to go against the grain and say that Norman killed the teacher. We had all the classic signs of him doing it with the story he gave his mother when he got back to the hotel. He had a huge memory gap just as he did when he killed his father....We are starting to se signs of the "old" Norman Bates in the new one and lets all be honest he has to start somewhere andit appears he has.....

For Romero, Im not sure there was cash in that bag, else why throw it into the bay...It seems more likely to me that it was filled with something else (drugs, whatever) which made it much easier to toss with the body. He wasnt planningon paying the debt at all. The bog itself was never opeend to reveal the cash as well, it was only assumed that it was in there.....
post #51 of 64
You know I am going to go against the grain again and say Mom killed the teacher. In the movie Norman killed when he was dressed as Mom so maybe he is just furthering what she did because he missed her. She is the one that described what happened with the fathers death. It doesn't mean it really played out that way.
post #52 of 64
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You know I am going to go against the grain again and say Mom killed the teacher. In the movie Norman killed when he was dressed as Mom so maybe he is just furthering what she did because he missed her. She is the one that described what happened with the fathers death. It doesn't mean it really played out that way.


I would say hee dressed as her, becasue she was dead......Not sure how she would get to the teacher the same night since she was dealing with her own mess that night.....While he started off with blunt objects, I think he uses whatevers available, I wouldnt put it past him to cut her throat...
post #53 of 64
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For Romero, Im not sure there was cash in that bag, else why throw it into the bay...It seems more likely to me that it was filled with something else (drugs, whatever) which made it much easier to toss with the body. He wasnt planningon paying the debt at all. The bog itself was never opeend to reveal the cash as well, it was only assumed that it was in there.....

It was open (or he opened it) in the garage when he picked it up, pretty sure it was the cash that Duffy's character wanted. Looked like cash to me at least.
post #54 of 64
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

It was open (or he opened it) in the garage when he picked it up, pretty sure it was the cash that Duffy's character wanted. Looked like cash to me at least.

Ill have to watcch that scene again, I dont remember seeing the cash during the handoff....
post #55 of 64
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Ill have to watcch that scene again, I dont remember seeing the cash during the handoff....

I don't think that he displayed the actual cash when he "met" with Abernathy. But he did open it up when he took it from the garage.
post #56 of 64
I wasn't really aware of this series since I don't watch A&E, but vaguely remember seeing something about it.
I just started rental the 1st season from Netflix mostly based on the leading lady, but figured it would be a bust.

Wrong!

I only saw the first three episodes so far. I see there is a 2nd season listed in Netflix. Can I assume since this thread died, that is all there was?

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Edited by videobruce - 12/8/13 at 8:20am
post #57 of 64
So far there has only been one season, which was first released in March 2013. It's available on disc, too. If there's going to be a second one, I suspect it'll be on A&E starting in March, 2014.
post #58 of 64
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

So far there has only been one season, which was first released in March 2013. It's available on disc, too. If there's going to be a second one, I suspect it'll be on A&E starting in March, 2014.

Correct.

Bates Motel season 2 premieres on A&E in March, 2014.

http://screenrant.com/bates-motel-season-2-teaser-trailers/
post #59 of 64
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

So far there has only been one season, which was first released in March 2013. It's available on disc, too. If there's going to be a second one, I suspect it'll be on A&E starting in March, 2014.

Correct.

Bates Motel season 2 premieres on A&E in March, 2014.

http://screenrant.com/bates-motel-season-2-teaser-trailers/

Don't forget! The next season starts this Monday (March 3) at 9pm ET.
post #60 of 64
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Don't forget! The next season starts this Monday (March 3) at 9pm ET.

Looking forward to it. I was happy to see it in my scheduled recordings- love DVR and season-passes (not the name Comcast uses, but same principle...)
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