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Old 03-31-14, 06:46 PM
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Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14




Norman trusts Cody with a family secret. Dylan finds himself fighting for his life as Zane's war escalates. Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man to help stop the bypass.


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Old 03-31-14, 10:40 PM
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Dang that Norman is getting all kindsa tail. He was a ladykiller before he became a lady killer.

Great intro for Kathleen, too. Damn she looked hot.

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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Halfway thru the season and I am bored with Dylan's story.

Ah Norma, isn't she being a bit hypocritical telling Norman what shady characters he can't hang around with?
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
Dang that Norman is getting all kindsa tail. He was a ladykiller before he became a lady killer.

Great intro for Kathleen, too. Damn she looked hot.
Haha, true on both counts! Somehow I don't think we'll see as much of her as we did in Boss.

Aaaand, the stupid award goes to.... Dylan! Again!

I think I'll stand here in the middle of the road shooting at the car that's driving right at me. What could go wrong?

Still loving this show, though! And my goodness, Emma is cute.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Yeah Emma needs to undress more often.

The drug storyline is a bit much. I mean, a driveby shooting in the middle of a remote Oregon town? Come on, that shit happens in LA, not places like that.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Not much happened last night, but we finally got some of that witty banter between characters that was such a huge part of Season 1, but lacking so far in Season 2.

Anyone catch the obvious nod to TWIN PEAKS with the endangered gopher bit? If you don't know what I'm talking about, you didn't.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

At first I thought Ford was going to spike Normas drink lol.

I bet sooner or later Norma will be making out with the Sheriff after fixing his wounds.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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Anyone catch the obvious nod to TWIN PEAKS with the endangered gopher bit? If you don't know what I'm talking about, you didn't.
Ah yes, Save the Pine Weasel! Good catch. There's definitely a feeling in the air that's similar to Twin Peaks. It seems the locations aren't too far apart. Bates Motel in Aldergrove, British Columbia. Twin Peaks in Snoqualmie Wash.


In the PSYCHO sequels Norman was hooking up with some fine looking ladies though they seemed more in line with the sweet Emma type than badgirl Cody.

Seeing that shot of Cody casually smoking outside her car reminded me of the dusty southwestern feel of PSYCHO III. I half expected Jeff Fahey as Duane to show up with his guitar.

I'm enjoying this season as much as last. Romero continues to be a guy you don't want to mess with.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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At first I thought Ford was going to spike Normas drink lol.
Me too, I was expecting her to fall out and god knows what to happen.

Another good episode. My personal highlight was Norma vs Cody.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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Haha, true on both counts! Somehow I don't think we'll see as much of her as we did in Boss.

Aaaand, the stupid award goes to.... Dylan! Again!

I think I'll stand here in the middle of the road shooting at the car that's driving right at me. What could go wrong?

Still loving this show, though! And my goodness, Emma is cute.
Considering what he has been through recently, I think he wanted to be hit by that car. At least that's how I took it.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
Dang that Norman is getting all kindsa tail.
Yeah, for a weird guy who stuffs animals and is uncomfortably attached to his mother, he sure does have a lot of chicks trying to get into his pants... Bradley, Emma, Cody, the teacher...
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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Considering what he has been through recently, I think he wanted to be hit by that car. At least that's how I took it.
That was my thought as well.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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Considering what he has been through recently, I think he wanted to be hit by that car. At least that's how I took it.
Interesting! I hadn't considered that angle.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

why wasn't this on Monday?

fuck did this not record for me??
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

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why wasn't this on Monday?

fuck did this not record for me??
It was on...
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

On the Bates Motel after show after Episode 1 there was a Lost reference to Dharma Beer in the show according to one of the producers.

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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

I've been enjoying this season thus far. Definitely agree about Norman getting some cute girls damn. Should be interesting as the show progresses to see him delve further into the Norman Bates we all know he becomes. Last week's episode was great with him taking on the mother persona while confronting Caleb and zoning out afterwards.

I do kind of agree that the Dylan storyline is a bit on the stale side. I don't mind so much the drama between him and Norma/Norman with him finding out that he might be the child of incest. The drug aspect of the show though I'm kind of iffy on I guess, it just seems like the most far fetched aspect that no one (including law enforcement) hardly bats an eye about any of it.

Vera as Norma tends to be one of the best aspects of the show too. I'm curious to see where this whole John Ford business is leading to. Also I agree that it seems like her and Romero could end up hooking up at some point. He's a hard ass and they have awkward tension but I think it'll happen sooner or later.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

I don't know, this season has been all over the map and parts of the storyline have become duller than dirt. While it's nice that Emma has a boyfriend, that deadly predictable storyline has taken up too much screen time. The drug wars are also becoming patently ridiculous.

This show has too many characters already for a 10-episode season and now we get another one, Dylan's boss. It's only a matter of time before they are dating.

It's still worth watching but there was more tension in season one.
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Re: Bates Motel -- "The Escape Artist" -- 3/31/14

I'm getting caught up with the last two epeisodes. I just finished this one. The Dylan storyline is a bit boring. I don't care too much for Cody. I do like the "mother/daughter" type relationship between Norma and Emma. At first I thought, Norma was going to break down when Emma asked about sex.

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