The Psycho franchise’s second most iconic character is back.
Portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the character Marion Crane memorably met her demise in a Bates Motel shower; she was of course repeatedly stabbed to death by Norman Bates, in a scene that nobody will ever forget. For A&E’s prequel series “Bates Motel,“ which runs into the Psycho storyline in its fifth and final season, singer Rihanna plays the role Leigh made famous, and the character’s two-episode run begins tonight, March 20th.
The episode “Dreams Die First” will mark the very first appearance of Rihanna’s Marion Crane. The show will redefine the character, and it’s possible she may even have a different fate.
In tonight’s episode…
Norman tries to piece together Mother’s movements; in Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth; Sam’s girlfriend, Marion, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.
A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine’s marriage reaches a crossroads.
Check out a sneak peek of “Dreams Die First” below.