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A couple of people have asked me to post this since the original discussion thread is old and cannot be commented on anymore.

So here is it, the finale, The Cord: Norman comes home.

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Here is the breakdown:

Episode 7: Inseparable- Norman and Mother are brought together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the aid of an old friend; Dylan returns home.

Episode 8: The Body- Mother uses tough love to protect Norman; Sheriff Greene opens a murder investigation; Dylan gets help for his brother.

Episode 9: Visiting Hours- Norman's legal problems worsen; Emma takes care of family business as Dylan finds himself caught between his past and his future; Romero begins his plan for revenge.

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Anyone else watching it a second or third time?

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Because I don't.

According to the shows creator, executive producer, and show writer Carlton Cuse in an interview:

Cuse acknowledged that there’s always been the issue of to what degree “Bates Motel” is following “Psycho,” but he said that they have never thought of the series that way.

“We borrowed elements from the mythology of the original movie, but in the same way that Christopher Nolan took elements of the ‘Batman’ franchise and told his own story, that’s what we feel we are doing here,” he explained.

“The litmus test of our show was never the movie,” Cuse said in a separate interview with TV Insider. “Our goal was not to answer unanswered questions of the movie or to come back to the movie. We took these characters from the movie, we redefined them and told our own story with them, so what you can expect with the end of ‘Bates’ is an original ending.”

“From very early on, we had a plan for the end of the show,” he said. “It’s very satisfying as a writer to get to the end of your narrative. We got a chance to tell the story from beginning to end, and we’re really excited for the audience to see the last few episodes and see how it all comes to a close. And it does very definitively, in our minds, come to a close."

That doesn't sound like a prequel to me. It's as much of a prequel to Psycho as Batman Begins is a prequel to the 1960's Batman show.

The term "prequel" was liberally used in describing this show and that in turn drives away people who don't care for prequels in the first place, or people who end up upset that this is a direct prequel (which it never was).

What's your guys thoughts?

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For those of you reading this post who have seen The Bourne Ultimatum I noticed a similarity between that movie and

Bates Motel. In both a blonde female needs to go on the run and in both cases their hair is cut shorter and both have their hair dyed to black and go on a bus to safety. Just thought it was interesting to point out.

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Just ended it ,,,,, fkkk . It was sad in the end . I heard that disorder is real .. the show was best tho .. loved Caleb's and Norman's acting .

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I dont care how much of a manipulative bitch bradley was to norman after they slept together, or how so many hated her character, she still didnt deserve that awful death, can you imagine what was going on in her mind when they are driving and "Mother" takes over, pulls the car over, chases her down and bashes her head in, coming from the only person she did trust and care for at that time. I know a lot of people think she just told him that shit about being wrong about feeling the same way in season 1 to get him to come with and to not be alone, but that came off more genuine to me than anything shes said or done to norman, that is probably just me but still, season 3's finale is when I think we all realised "mother" is here to stay.

On a side note: if only norman was a normal teenager (as far as mental health goes, i mean) he could have gone through the rest of highschool and possibly longer bangin the super hot Miss Watson, but the fact that he could have had a real relationship with Cody I believe, both of them with parental issues and shit. I almost wish we could have seen a series of him being a normal Kid, moving in with dylan and getting away from being so co dependent with Norma.

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I absolutely love this show. My girlfriend and I have been binging it. It's the first time that I've ever watched a show and thought it was incredible but can't stand the main character. Norman is such an insufferable twat. When he starts throwing tantrums and gets physically put in his place I almost cheer. Like when Dylan did it then first time I was pumped, same when Romero beat on him at Normas viewing.

That being said, I am so excited for what this season has in store.

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Psycho is one of my favourite movies of all time. When I head that a show is coming out, I was stoked. However, I gave up after two episodes and even I don’t know why.

Two days ago I decided to start watching it again and I binge watched three seasons in two days, that’s disgusting. Anyway, I’m loving the show and I feel so bad for not watching it while it was still on air. Every time I finish an episode I go on this sub and read the old discussion threads and wish I could have contributed. I can’t wait to watch the rest, I have a feeling that the best is yet to come.

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I feel like I’m alone on this but has anyone else noticed how often doors just get left open during the series? Like its an abnormal, it’s been driving me mad since the start of the show, NO ONE CLOSES THE DOOR BEHIND THEM

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God I love this series. I got two episodes left and my heart ❤️ is breaking because I know it’s almost over. I might just rewatch it again. I love all the characters. Every. Single. One of them. Especially Chick and Sheriff Romero. The only other show I watched that I loved on this level was Lost.

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Posted byu/[deleted]1 month ago

I do not think I have ever hated a central character of any show I have ever watched more than I do him. I absolutely LOVE this show and am hooked. Finished season 1 in a day and am on to season 2 but my goodness I despise that little runt. It is weird. I already love this show but the only characters I really love so far are Dylan and Emma.

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The first three episodes are great and I can't wait to see more, but I was left wondering: Does anybody think that they missed a great opportunity to have Norma being a hallucination for the remainder of the series?

I just saw the end of S01E03 and they clearly showed that Norman was talking to himself, I think that would have been a clever twist to what's going to happen to him next (if Psycho is any indication).

Sorry if this has been brought up before, but I just wanted to say that this series is amazing!

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I recently rewatched the finale and i loved how the opening played out. From the surface it looks like Romero is in control of the situations but it becomes clear that MOTHER is in control despite being the hostage. Watching MOTHER calmly bait and manipulate Romero into a vulnerable position is fun to watch. Even Romero beating up Norman was obviously apart of mothers plan. Its interesting because throughout the show Romero is the calm collected one who outsmarters his opponents UNTIL he meets MOTHER

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...OMG Freddie Highmore absolutely nails acting as Norma! It's like Vera Farmiga is in Freddie's body, he's amazingly good!

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