Hello Guests! Check in time is now. Bates Motel is back, and boy what a great way to start! The show starts very close to how we ended it- with a cut up Norman and a cut up Miss Watson. The Bates say good bye to her at her funeral, then we say good bye to the Bradley we used to know. Quickly we jump 4 months ahead to a much happier time when sun dresses and pop country are welcome (except pop country is never welcome in Emily’s house). Norma seems on top of the world- but that lasts about 2 seconds until she finds Norman skinning sophisticated animals, the bypass is a go, Bradly is now dark and broody and gun happy, Norman is obsessed with his dead teacher, Dylan’s rent money is tainted, and Sheriff Romero gets sneaky on the sidewalk. What else could be going wrong? Find out by listening to Em and Sue’s discussion on this awesome first episode of the season.
In this episode of Yes Mother, Emily and Sue talk about the 1960 movie Psycho and discuss some fun facts about the movie. Then for Bates Motel, Emily watched a panel with all the actors and talks about that a bit. And to wrap up the whole season Emily and Sue each do a top 5 favorites of the season. Listen along, and don’t worry, we don’t do a scene by scene recap of Psycho, we just talk about it. Also, if you listen to the end you might be treated to an off topic discussion wherein Em and Sue rant about TV couples through the ages. (Hope you aren’t all Bangle shippers).
In the season one finale titled Midnight, Norma goes to Sheriff Romero for help with the Abernathe situation. He tells Norma he will handle it and to trust him, and of course she doesn’t. Dylan and Norma bond over some shooting lessons. Norman overhears Miss Watson’s end of a phone call she meant to be private. Norma tells Norman a very deep dark secret she’s been hiding for years. Emma and Norman go to their first high school dance together and Norman proves to be a pretty bad date (What? Hard to imagine Norman Bates being a bad date…). Norman goes to Miss Watson’s place after the dance and ends up running home alone in the rain. Join Emily and Sue as they recap this very exciting season finale of season one of Bates Motel.
The penultimate episode of the season is here, and everybody seems to be drowning or is it just Bradley?
Abernathe sends Norma some flowers, the trimmers are smoking pot outside their motel rooms and Sheriff Romero doesn’t seem to want to do anything about any of this. Norma is finished with this town and wants to move but gets bad news from her real estate agent. Norman dreams he is drowning Bradley. Emma eats a cupcake given to her by one of the trimmers and gets stoned and Dylan sneaks Bradley into her dad’s old office so she can get his gold watch, instead she finds something else. Listen in as Emily and Sue talk about these things and more in this latest edition of Yes, Mother.
Oh- and I know we all want to know where “B” is:
Maybe it was because Phillip Seymour Hoffman died a few days before, maybe it was because Sue had just finished Dexter Season 6 AND Sherlock Season 3 had ended that week…or maybe it is because Em and Sue just can’t stop talking to each other about TV and film. Whatever the reason, we had a What We’ve Been Watching segment that was on steroids and it made for a remarkably long podcast that week, so we decided to release it on it’s own so as not to overwhelm you all. Peace and blessings.
In episode 8 of Bates Motel titled A Boy and his Dog, Norman learns taxidermy from Emma’s Dad, Will. Norma asks Sheriff Romero for a favor and gets shut down. Bradley confronts Norman about telling people they slept together, Norman gets upset and leaves school. The principal and Miss Watson tell Norma they would like Norman to visit a therapist. After a couple strange encounters with Abernathe, Norma decides to follow him and he confronts her about taking something from him and Norma kicks him out of room #9. Dylan and Remo go on a road trip and bond over a bar fight. And Deputy Shelby makes his final appearance. Join Em and Sue as they recap this latest episode of Bates Motel.
Where is the What We’ve Been Watching Segment? You may ask…I made a decision to release it as it’s own thing to cut time down. Look for it… it’s on it’s close behind.
Also– the last two podcast episodes of the season have been recorded and I’m going to do some mad editing to get them all out quickly so we can have them all out before Bates Motel Season 2 starts on March 3rd (and still have time to record and release one more episode after watching the movie Psycho). So, expect to be bombarded over the next week or so while Yes Mother seems to take over Quadruple Z.
In episode 7 of Bates Motel titled The Man in Number 9, Norma comes clean with Sheriff Romero, he comes up with his own version of the story. Norman finds a stray dog. A creepy guest shows up to stay at the Bates Motel. Norma tries to network with a local business woman and gets shut down. Emma takes Norma to see who Bradley is. Norma confronts Norman about his relationship with Bradley and Norman goes to Bradley’s house and gets shut down. Join Em and Sue as they recap these events and more in this episode of Yes, Mother Podcast.
In episode 6 of Bates Motel entitled The Truth some exciting stuff happens. Norman stops Norma from going to Shelby’s house and confronting him about the sex slave, Jaio. Dylan gets an unexpected promotion which upsets a coworker of his. Dylan and Norman find Keith Summer’s belt and dump it in the harbor. Shelby finds out Jaio is at the motel and there is a deadly showdown at the Bates’ house. And we finally find out what really happened the night Norman’s dad, Sam, died. Join Emily and Sue as they recap this action packed episode of A&E’s Bates Motel.
In episode 5 Ocean View of Bates Motel Norma gets bailed out of jail. Norman and Norma fight a lot. Norman tells Emma he found the girl in Shelby’s basement and he tells Emma he slept with Bradley. Emma tries to explain the difference between a hookup and a relationship. Ethan gets shot and Dylan gets revenge on the guy who shot him. Dylan tells Norman he got his own place and he wants Norman to come live with him. And Shelby saves the day and the murder charges against Norma get dropped. Norman and Emma find the girl and take her to the motel and Norma finds out Norman was right about Shelby and the girl. Listen along as Emily and Sue recap and discuss this plot moving along episode of Bates Motel.
Oh, and Norman and Dylan take an adorable motorcycle ride.
We found out season 2 of Bates Motel is starting on March 3, which is a couple of weeks before we thought, so we are going to crank these out so we can be finished with season 1 before season 2 starts.
In episode 4 “Trust Me” we find out that Bradley’s father dies. Norman proves to be a great comfort to Bradley in her time of grief and they end up in Bradley’s bed in what Emily and Sue find as an odd but kind of sweet scene. We find out Dylan followed Norman to Shelby’s house the night he broke in and thanks to quick thinking, Dylan was able to distract Shelby while Norman escaped out the basement window. Deputy Shelby attempts to bond with Norman and takes him fishing at his secret fishing spot. Norman tells Norma about the girl he found in Shelby’s basement and she informs Norman that he sometimes sees and hears things that aren’t really there.
A fisherman finds Keith Summer’s severed hand in his fishing net. Norma is brought into Sheriff Romero’s office to answer more questions about Keith Summer’s death and Norma is not very cooperative. Dylan and Norman have another bonding experience when Norman tells Dylan all about Keith Summer’s death and the girl he found in Shelby’s basement. The episode ends with Norma getting arrested for Keith Summer’s death.
Listen along as Emily and Sue recap this exciting episode of Bates Motel.