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Bates Motel: Meltdown

In typical Bates Motel fashion, we have to ruin a good streak of episodes with a total stinker of an episode. Seriously, what a piece of shit. With Cody gone we have a little less eye candy, one interesting character gone, and overall boredom with the show. 

Don't get me wrong, the amazing and beautiful Vera Farmiga is always fun to watch, but Norman is increasingly less fun. Part of me thinks Freddie Highmore isn't a great actor but instead just a little weird and awkward, like Norman. It's uncomfortable to watch him sometimes. I guess maybe that's the point. 

Bates Motel Review: Presumed Innocent

Things are heating up in the world of Bates Motel. Norman killed whats-her-name's dad, but he did it this time in "self-defense", a claim that may or may not be totally accurate. 

So, the interesting part of the show in my opinion is watching this young kid start to unravel. Lately it's really been diving into that whole idea. The blackouts are an interesting half-way point between being a pyscho killer/mom impersonator and his "true" identity of a weird high school kid. 

Bates Motel Review: Plunge

Hey, Bates Motel comes through with a good episode! Whodathunkit?

So Cody and Norman are carrying on as the world's least likely couple. Their makeout session is rudely interrupted by Emma and what's-his-nuts, who all decide to go swimming. Emma nearly dies, Norman loses his shit.