5 Moments of Goodness From Bates Motel “A Boy And His Dog”
Iâ€™ve had some really bad days over my lifetime, but I can laugh at them all after watching tonightâ€™s Bates Motel because Norma (Vera Farmiga) had the humdinger of them all.Â This episode was packed full of memorable moments (including some really good ones with Emma and Norman) but I decided to dedicate tonightâ€™s Top 5 to my favorite OMFG Norma scenes.
5.Â Norma & Normanâ€™s â€œFit Inâ€ Talk
We really havenâ€™t seen Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Bradley (Nicola Peltz) interact much at school lately, but after last weekâ€™s big showdown between the two, we knew it was only a matter of time.Â And, of course, just like in last weekâ€™s episode, Norman is completely humiliated by Bradley, except this time itâ€™s in front of everyone at the school.
This results in another big Norman meltdown, leading to Norman storming out of the school and getting suspended.Â Norman is told by his mother that he needs to â€œtry and fit in moreâ€ and stop â€œbeing so emotionalâ€, at which Norman responds with one of the most hilarious quotes of the episode:
Â Â Â Â Â I do think I fit inâ€¦ for the most part.Â Oh, Mom, Iâ€™m going over to Mr. Shawâ€™s house.Â Heâ€™s teaching me taxidermy â€“ Norman to his mother
Yes, Norma, you got some major issues brewing with that boy.
4.Â Normaâ€™s and The Sheriffâ€™s Awkward Conversation
Letâ€™s see, Norma, you kill one of the Sheriffâ€™s best friends, Keith Summers.Â Then, you also kill his Deputy, and make him look like a blundering idiot because the whole sex-slave business was going on in White Pine Bay right under his nose.Â So, of course, heâ€™d love to recommend you for the City Planning Commission.Â Not!!
You trying to say you have something on me, because if you are, that wouldnâ€™t be really good for you.Â I might have to burn you to the ground, you know.Â Donâ€™t ever try and intimidate me.Â Donâ€™t walk into my office and ask me for political favors or anything else, based on nothing.Â You and I have no connection.Â Weâ€™re not on the same playing field, donâ€™t ever assume we are.Â Go home, Ms. Bates. â€“ Sheriff to Norma
Uh, Norma, I think that was a â€œnoâ€.
3.Â Norma Gets Shrunk
Boy, this is a scene Iâ€™ve been waiting for since the beginning of the series â€“ both Norman and Ms. Bates sitting in front of psychiatrist.Â Of course, we donâ€™t get long before Norma gets them both out of there, but even in that short period of time, the doctor sees some really screwy about that twosome.Â Normaâ€™s a control freak, and Normanâ€¦ well, thereâ€™s something not really right about how clingy he is to Mommy.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I have absolute control over everything in my life.Â I have a lot going on, but I donâ€™t feel powerless.Â Ever.Â â€“ Norma to shrink
2.Â Dylan & Norma â€œMomâ€ Moment
Remember when Dylan (Max Thieriot) first showed up on Normaâ€™s doorstep at the beginning of the season?Â You just could feel the bad blood between the two, and no one would have guessed that they eventually would come, well, â€¦ to actually like each other?
Norma has had a day from hell, had to reimburse her only hotel guest and kick him out, but surprisingly, Dylan shows up to save the day.Â All twelve rooms at the Bates Motel are vacant, and Dylan has seven of his â€œemployeesâ€ who need rooms for the next few days.Â That was music to Normaâ€™s ears, and that look between Dylan and Norma was the first real mother/son moment between the two the entire season.
Of course, let us not forgot that these seven â€œemployeesâ€ are there to harvest marijuana, but I think after Normaâ€™s day with the crazed Mr. Abernathy, she wouldnâ€™t really mind.
1. Deputy Shelby Has Risen
I had all of these theories of how I thought the episode would end, but honestly, nothing in my wildest dreams came even close to what actually happened in that final scene.Â It was clear that Mr. Abernathy (Jere Burns) was pissed about getting evicted from the Bates Motel, and we all probably could have guessed that he might try and get revenge.Â But, stealing Deputy Shelbyâ€™s corpse and putting it in Normaâ€™s house!Â I did not see that coming at all, and if this is only a glimpse of what Mr. Abernathy is capable of, I have a feeling Norma has got some serious trouble coming her way.
Bates Motel airs on Monday nights at 10 p.m. EST on A&E.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Kelly McCormack Talks Favorite Moments in A League of Their Own
[Warning: Mild spoilers for season 1.] Now that you’ve had a chance to watch A League of Their Own, here’s the rest of my chat with Kelly McCormack about her favorite moments of the season. Seeing the iconic Peaches uniforms for the first time wasn’t just a goosebump moment for…
John Griffin and Harold Perrineau Talk From on EPIX Season 1 Finale
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] How are we doing, #FROMily? In case you missed it this morning, the very good news is that that cliffhanger will be followed by a second season, which was gifted this morning ahead of the linear broadcast of the finale. I always legitimately appreciate when we…
Elizabeth Saunders Talks EPIX’s From
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the things that makes EPIX’s From such a fun ride is the abundance of Canadian cast members. Elizabeth Saunders, who plays Donna, is a favorite from her turn on the third season of Mary Kills People [streaming on Global TV in Canada and Roku…
Corteon Moore Talks From “Broken Windows, Open Doors”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight’s episode of From had us all in our feels as we learned through flashbacks about the Sophie’s Choice Boyd had to make to save his son, and back in the present as Boyd said his piece with Ellis before heading into the woods with…
Pegah Ghafoori Talks From “All Good Things…”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode] Tonight on From, Fatima’s anniversary celebration turned into a Colony House of horrors when a misguided Kevin let his monster bae in and she promptly killed him and left the window open for her crew. While the party devolved into terror and sent everyone running,…
Shaun Majumder Talks From “Book 74”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight on EPIX’s From, Father Khatri made a bold move, kidnapping Sara instead of turning her in, and then recognizing her as a vessel for some big messages. That startling realization speaks to him on multiple levels–as a man of faith, a man trapped in…
Avery Konrad Talks About Sara’s Struggle in From “Silhouettes”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Over the course of the season so far on From, we’ve witnessed Sara’s battle against the voices telling her to to do terrible things, and tonight we saw her unravel further, threatening the Matthews and lashing out in a moment of terror with horrifying results….
Hannah Cheramy Talks From “Choosing Day”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight, on EPIX’s From, the Matthews participate in the show’s version of the sorting hat, choosing where to call home–the town or Colony House. At the end of the episode, Julie makes the decision to split from her family and instead settle in with Fatima…
Ricky He Talks From “The Way Things Are Now”
[Warning: Spoilers for episode 102 of EPIX’s From.] Epix’s new series From is two episodes in and it’s already laying the groundwork for a seriously spooky season. Tonight’s episode demonstrated the careful balance of relief and horror that the show hits, with our characters’ worst fears realized, just not when…
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…