“Bates Motel” scares up its second episode of its final season on Monday, February 27. The promo trailer (watch above) indicates that Norman (Freddie Highmore) will be visiting Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) in prison where he informs his former step-father that he is still alive. At the end of last week’s episode it was revealed that Romero had sent someone to kill Norman. But Norman was able to turn the tables on the attacker when Norma (Vera Farmiga) took over his personality and killed the man first. The preview for “Bates Motel” Season 5, Episode 2 indicates that Romero is still hellbent on revenge against the person who he alone knows killed his wife.
Norman seems to be also dealing with a stir-crazy Norma who can be seen claiming that “pretending to be dead isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be.” Norma (or more accurately the Norma in Norman’s split personality hallucinations) had been confined to the Bates’ house in the first episode.
Norman appears to have trouble maintaining his treasured privacy since we can hear Chick (Ryan Hurst) in the trailer asking how the freezer is doing. Chick was an enemy-turned-friend of Norma’s who showed up in last season’s finale and saw the body of Norma laid out on the Bates’ sofa. Chick seemingly was aware that Norman had taken the body from its grave but apparently hasn’t turned in Norman.
Also seen lurking outside the Bates Motel in the trailer is Caleb (Kenny Johnson), Norma’s brother and also the father of Norma’s son Dylan (Max Thieriot). As Caleb lurks outside the Bates Motel someone that sounds like Caleb, but could also possibly be Dylan, says, “I warned her he was going to snap” and “Norman!” followed by scenes of Norman dressed as Mother stabbing someone.
Interestingly in the final shots Norman seems to be at a restaurant possibly romancing the lonely shop girl he met in the first episode, Madeline Loomis (Isabelle McNally) who bears a striking physical resemblance to his mother. The trailer ends with someone asking Norma what she does so we are led to believe someone has made contact with the isolated Norma. Stay tuned.
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