The trailer for Episode 7 of the final season of “Bates Motel,” titled “Inseparable,” looks to strike a comic note after last week’s recreation of the infamous “Psycho” shower scene. Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma (Vera Farmiga) seem to be dealing both literally and figuratively with the bloody murder of Sam Loomis (Austin Nichols) in cabin one of the motel. Watch the preview trailer for “Bates Motel” Season 5, Episode 7 above.
In the promo, we first see a blood-spattered Norman surveying the mess he has made in the shower. Norman seems a bit traumatized by this murder. Unlike his past killings this is the first one he has committed as himself and not during one of his blackouts where he dissociates into the Mother personality. He is next seen being confronted by the new sheriff in town (Brooke Smith) who has become a major thorn in Norman’s side with her constant surveillance of the motel.
Also poking around the Bates Motel in the trailer are both Madeline Loomis (Isabelle McNally) and Norman’s brother Dylan (Max Thieriot). Dylan has been away from the motel for two years but last week he learned of Norma’s death and that knowledge looks to have brought him back to White Pine Bay.
Norman seems to be having a sense of guilt over the recent murder, but the Norma side of his personality doesn’t want any part of it and she is clearly still in control of the cover-up. Sheriff Greene informs us that multiple bodies have been located, which is news that the scheming Norma takes in stride as Norman appears sickened.
Norman’s growing conscience is an interesting twist the show has taken and is a step away from the mental deterioration of Norman in “Psycho.” In the film, Norman ultimately becomes consumed by his split personality of Mother and the Norman side of him eventually disappears. The “Bates Motel” version of Norman seems to be having a much harder time accepting his mother’s murderous personality, so we shall see in the remaining four episodes of the series how this plays out.
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