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Postmortem: Bates Motel Boss Answers Our Burning Finale Questions

Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's Season 2 finale of Bates Motel. Read at your own risk.]

Hello again, "Mother."

On Monday's Season 2 finale of Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) was once again... read more

Bates Motel Finale: Will the Truth About Norman Finally Come Out?

Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

Now that Norman Bates knows the truth about his murderous ways, how much longer can it be kept a secret?

On the penultimate episode of Bates Motel's second season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) was kidnapped and stuffed in a box for hours. The traumatizing time alone allowed Norman's repressed memories of murdering Miss Watson to come to the surface. "This was a huge chunk of reality for Norman Bates, who just doesn't have an awareness of this part of himself," executive producer Kerry Ehrin says... read more

A&E Orders a Third Season of Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore

A&E is extending its stay at Bates Motel.

The network has ordered a 10-episode third season of the drama series, A&E announced Monday. Production on Season 3 will begin this fall...

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Bates Motel Reopens for "Super-Intense" Second Season

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

It's gonna be a bright, sunshine-y day on Season 2 of Bates Motel — at least temporarily. 

When the second season of the A&E drama kicks off (Monday, 9/8c, A&E), four months have passed. It's summer in White Pine Bay and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) can't hold back the smile that comes from having her motel completely booked. But there's one cloud that Norma just can't shed: Norman (Freddie Highmore) remains fixated on the death of his teacher Miss Watson, whose grave he visits far too often for Norma's liking.

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Of course,  all signs in the Season 1 finale suggested it was Norman, distraught from a terrible night at a school dance and vulnerable after being shown affection by Miss Watson, is responsible for his dear teacher's death. Or is he?

"The story of what happened to Miss Watson is very much, at this point, a story of perception," executive producer Kerry Ehrin tells TVGuide.com. "We saw [everything] through Norman's point of view at the end of the last season, and this season, we unravel that.... read more

CBS Orders Terrorist Drama from Bates Motel Producer

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CBS has given a pilot order to a terrorist drama from Bates Motel's Kerry Ehrin, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Bates Motel: How Does Norman Bates Become a Psycho?

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga

Like Norman Bates of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Psycho, the producers behind A&E's new drama series Bates Motel seem to be of two minds.

A&E's prequel, which premieres Monday at 10/9c and stars Finding Neverland's Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates, seeks to tell audiences how a young man grows up to be a taxidermy-loving killer. The answer posited by Hitchcock's film is that Norman was driven insane by his overprotective mother ...
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