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Yes Mother: Bates Motel Finale Commentary

Photo credit goes to Kristen Rydman (in the blue). Yes I noticed mother in the window!

Did you wish you could have gone to the Yes Mother Bates Motel Finale Party and watched the last episode ever of Bates Motel with Em and Sue (and Cat and Kristen)? Well– you can come close!
Sit back, grab a sandwich or turkey pot pie, relax, and turn the episode on (or not- you can hear it pretty good in the background) and it will be almost like you are there in the room with us, in between mother and the shower cu

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E9 “Visiting Hours” Recap

Now for our recap. Em and Sue look back on this episode and try not to panic about all the stuff that somehow needs to be in the finale. Trust the writers has been a pretty good, fail safe mantra so far, so that is exactly what we are going to do. We talk a lot about our theories and we also do a fair bit of theorizing about the final episode that is now just DAYS AWAY!!

Does Dylemma find a way to go on? Does Romero get his revenge? Does Mother let Norman come out to play ever again, or is that apple pie going to burn in that oven? Does that ring get back on Norma’s cold, dead, hand or does Romero run off to that cabin with Maggie? (haha! just had to throw that one in, even if the thought makes me a little queasy.) Speaking of queasy– Norman went a whole episode without throwing up! Good on you, Norman!

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.