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Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E8 “The Body”

Here we are at the end of the series (not quite but close enough!) and things are definitely coming to a head.   We are confused by the title though…THE Body doesn’t seem to be descriptive enough. Bodies is more like, but this episode or the lake didn’t seem to have enough bodies in it for Sue and Em. There’s a body in the basement now, and one used to be in there that is now lying in amongst the pines. WHO IS THE BODY?? Chick’s racoon?




RIP, Charles “Chick” Hogan. We wish you comfort, peace and boar jerky in the great beyond.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E7 “Inseparable” Recap

We recap this week and try to come up with scenarios that possibly could be where the show goes from here. We came up with a few good ones, but we know we are wrong, cause this show has made it abundantly clear that it is smarter than us. But Emily is crossing her fingers for Grandpa Romero anyway.
In the actual show, Dylan came to visit, Madeline is hunting for lost husbands (three words Maddie: shower curtain burrito), and Norma was buried like Snow White and Head Norma got stabby and Norman got confessy. Oh and Dylan got Gilesed. In other words, it was a great time.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E7 “Inseparable” Feedback

It’s feedback time! The action at the hotel this week slowed down a little, but don’t get too comfortable, the yellow crime scene tape should be pretty easy to dodge. The B & B heard a lot of commotion in the main room and kitchen, but that didn’t wreck game night in the least.   You may have noticed a familiar face this week you haven’t seen for some time- Dylan is back!  His towels are a little softer and fluffier than Chicks, but they lacked his signature spring of thyme folded into it.  We know Norma’s were the best, but she is still missing, we are sure Norman is right- she is just “at the store”.  Hang in there, and once again- sorry for Norman’s towels, we know they come back still damp and dirty.  He keeps insisting they have been cleaned.  We are at a loss.

Thanks for writing in everyone and for your very insightful and funny feedback that provides us with so many talking points and new ponderings.


Resting after a job well done. #springbreak2017 #Simone #naughty

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E6 “Marion” Recap

Join us on this episode as we recap this game-changer. This week, Marion Crane checked in, Norman offered stationary and a sandwich, and then she took a shower. I’ll stop there and just quote my favorite tweet of Monday night, by @GeneHarl0w:

“Dear Feminist Version of Psycho. I didn’t know I needed you. But thank you. Turns out I’m aggressively into it.”

I think that about sums it up. Only four left guests!

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E6 “Marion”

This week, Bates Motel when full Psycho! Haha– just kidding cause man I’m getting sick of reading reviews that say that, because they’ve been saying it since the end of season 2. So can we put a moratorium on saying that finally? Anyways– this was a pretty cool episode and in this podcast we read your feedback.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E5 “Dreams Die First”

Interesting episode, missing 3 of it’s major players. But can Freddie Highmore carry an episode that lacks 3 of his most dynamic costars? YOU BET HE CAN! And he can do it in a wig and lacy things (even though we sadly have to rely on our imaginations for that- but our imaginations are vast). We are holding out hope we get a flashback! Hope? Nay. DEMAND.
Freddie has some help with the episode though, as this week we get to dig into a pivotal plot from the movie by meeting the long elusive Marion Crane. Join Em and Sue as we discuss this unconventional episode, read your feedback, and manage to spoil: Reservoir Dogs, The Walking Dead and Fight Club (Matt helps us with that one). Good times!

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E4 “Hidden”

Bates Motel — “Hidden” — Cate Cameron/A&E Networks LLC — © 2016 A&E Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

We managed to fit it all into one episode this week (although you’d never know it given the time it took us to record yesterday). But that’s our business.
This episode felt very much like we are on the precipice of mayhem, shenanigans and stabby stabby good times had by all, and we couldn’t be more excited. We have a few things to say to the writer or this ep though (the dialogue could have used a little tweaking) and that’s the worst thing we have had to say about the show in quite a while (and it’s really not that bad) still a great way to spend an hour.
I really shouldn’t write these late at night. Love you guys! Thanks for listening every week, we have the best hotel guests in podcast land.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E3 “Bad Blood” Recap

Em and Sue recap this week’s episode of Bates Motel.  Caleb is handcuffed in the basement, Norman is walking in the woods with Norma dopplegangers (and blacking out quite a bit lately), Norma is chilling in the basement, and Chick…well, Chick seems to now be the butler.  Whatever is happening with everyone in this episode, I think we can all agree that the Bate’s house is a bit more busy than it’s been in a while.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel, S5E2 “The Convergence of the Twain”

It’s week 2 and Em and Sue are having a great time discussing this season with all it’s intricacies.  There is so much to pull apart and we find ourselves interpreting many things differently, so hopefully that makes for an interesting discussion and no- Sue isn’t psychic– in the second half of this discussion we had a new audio trama, Em was on some sort of delay so Sue seemed to anticipate the ends of her sentences and we talk over each other more than usual (even if we didn’t actually).  Mose is creative in his meddling- I’ll give him that.  Next week, I should have that ironed out- SORRY AGAIN!  But all is right with the world anyway, because Norma is suddenly French and it’s fantastic!  Also, Em got served up some humble pie, rethinking how ready she is to experience the horrors of this season, no matter how excited she thought she was to experience it and Sue found a new bar for how much she could adore Chick.  (And I thought she hated people eating apples!– I guess Chick is the exception.)





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