[TV] Does Norman Get Romantic With Mother In “Bates Motel”?

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Thing get weird in this brand new promo for A&E’s second season of “Bates Motel”.

Unless I’m crazy, which I may be, the below “Mr.Sandman” promo displays Norman (Freddie Highmore) giving his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) a creepily sensual massage.

A&E Network premieres season two of the critically acclaimed original drama serie Monday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT.

In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family.

Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman’s brother Dylan, (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.

Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRne,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, “Supernatural”) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).

In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.

  • macguffin54

    Well, I am not sure this would come as a surprise to anyone since it’s based on Psycho. True, they have not, even dismissing the change in time period, at all followed the mythology and characterizations of the first Psycho. But since the incestuous relationship, along with the hotel, Norman’s murder of his mother and, later Marion Crane, are pretty much immutable plot points in Norman’s life that any incarnation of the story would need to include, it is, at least, probable they would show up.