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Old April 10 2013, 02:59 AM   #76
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Re: Bates Motel seemed like it's going 2 suck, & then it didn't.(Spoil

i too expected the brother confession scene to be just a delusion. wouldn't be surprised if the sex was imagined though.
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Old April 10 2013, 04:37 AM   #77
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Why would Norman imagine confessing? Confession is cathartic. Aren't the delusions usually someone doing something negative to Norman, ie his mother guilting him about something?
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Old April 10 2013, 04:43 AM   #78
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Re: Bates Motel seemed like it's going 2 suck, & then it didn't.(Spoil

Then there's why wouldn't Dylan ask mum if she's feeling okay after being being raped and murdering someone and running from the law... Is he just bone and grissle on the inside? Has he no compassion or humanity for his mummy when she's actually in the twixt of an outrageous situation... Besides, he would have no idea how his mother being caught for the murder of a local would impact on his employers who might have considered that rapist and ally and then might want to burn him.

Either Norman imagined telling Dylan, Dylan thought Norman imagined the rape/murder or Dylan is an asshole.

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Old April 10 2013, 05:20 AM   #79
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It's perfectly clear that the show is not going to be about genuine human characters. It's about a town full of grotesques, beneath a facade of normality. If you've been in a situation where you find that a beloved family member is hallucinating, you do not ignore it. This show is about sensationalism, we are meant to enjoy the crazy capers. Emotional investment is buying in in a bad way.
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Old April 16 2013, 06:44 AM   #80
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If you've been in a situation where you find that a beloved family member is hallucinating, you do not ignore it.
Unless you're mommy dearest, Norma Bates, who could use a kid who hallucinates to get rid of her husband who's beating her. Norma's off her rocker and she gave birth to a son whom she's pushing ever so slowly off of his rocker. They're larger than life characters.

They're genuine human, yet larger than life, off their effing rocker characters. They're supposed to be abnormal. The town is very Twin-peakish by design. TPTB were very upfront about that. If that's the setting from the beginning, IMO it's okay to have these "grotesques." Just be true to your setting and the universe you've created.

Did anyone else wonder if Norman killed Bradley? She didn't stir and there was no contact from her all episode long. Probably not, but I wouldn't put anything past this show. It would be true to the original incarnation of Norman who went all violent whenever a girl other than mother aroused his manly beast.

Dylan ran that guy down with his truck and he's still the most normal well intentioned/adjusted character of the bunch.
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Old April 16 2013, 06:35 PM   #81
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Re: Bates Motel seemed like it's going 2 suck, & then it didn't.(Spoil

[QUOTE=Dorian Thompson;7951393]
Did anyone else wonder if Norman killed Bradley? She didn't stir and there was no contact from her all episode long. Probably not, but I wouldn't put anything past this show. It would be true to the original incarnation of Norman who went all violent whenever a girl other than mother aroused his manly beast.

Dylan ran that guy down with his truck and he's still the most normal well intentioned/adjusted character of the bunch.
That's what I thought too. Maybe the sex DID happen, but Bradley did die. Not by Norman, but by Mother.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:50 PM   #82
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I thought that he slept in her room and she didn't know that he was there.

Killing her would be good too.

If Bradley's mum saw him leaving and thought "How cute, my girl is frakking nerd" only to later bring it up over breakfast...

Norma owes the deputy.

An eye for an eye.

Of course if it comes down to returning the slave to her master or putting the little girl out of her misery, and when is she going to get it that he likes it when women are tied up and can't escape, it's just hat her leash is a little more metaphorical, but he still knows how to tug at the choke grip.
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Old April 23 2013, 07:48 AM   #83
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DAY-UM!!! This show is getting gooooood.

Very intriguing indeed. Kudos to those who called Norman killing his father. And now....and now.....Norma has made Dylan complicit in hiding the truth. Norma is actually humanized a bit.

She's not wholly a looming, possessive, semi incestuous monster. She was trying to protect Norman and who knew she actually gives a shit about Dylan in her own way? Very slick, writers. Very slick. Now all three of the Bates' family have killed--Norma and Dylan in revenge, Norman in psychosis. The family that slays together, stays together. Now, in an effort to be conciliatory, Dylan will give Norma a break and let Norman stay with her at least for the time being. It wll turn out to be a tragically wrong choice, of course.

How is Norman going to get to a point where he's not only sick enough to kill his mother, but also his brother? Dylan's not an idiot. He'll figure it out if Norman starts offing women around town. Norman will do away with them both. How does this young boy get to that point? And will Dylan turn against Norma once more? What will become of the young girl? Did Shelby get her in the woods? What will the sheriff make of a dead deputy on Norma's front steps? Oh--the Bates'---the secrets they're going to have to keep.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:16 PM   #84
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I like that we finally saw a side of Norma that wasn't batshit crazy and that she might actually care for Dylan (and Dylan for Norma, in a way). It is one fucked up family, though.
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last nights episode was great. certainly didn't expect that character death. i figured that story would be drawn out a bit longer.
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Mostly we see gunfights between master pistoleers.

That was great watch two fuck ups fuck up.
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Old April 24 2013, 02:34 AM   #87
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last nights episode was great. certainly didn't expect that character death. i figured that story would be drawn out a bit longer.
Me too. I was expecting that to be the season finale or something.

As for Norma's story to Dylan about Norman killing his father, I'm just going to take that with a grain of salt. It might be true, but we've seen how skillful Norma is at lying throughout the series thus far. She might have just said that to keep Dylan from getting Norman to stay with him.

This week's episode was very good. I'm looking forward to seeing how they get out of this. I wonder if Dylan is going to take the fall for everything.
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Old April 24 2013, 06:12 AM   #88
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I tend to think the story's true because we've seen Norman going in and out of fugue states already. Remember him trying to hit Dylan with the meat tenderizer because Dylan had Norma programmed as "the whore" on his phone? Then the next day when Dylan talked to him on the couch, Norman didn't believe him. Norman's blacked out in class, too.

This week's episode was very good. I'm looking forward to seeing how they get out of this. I wonder if Dylan is going to take the fall for everything.
I hope Norma's past the point where she would throw Dylan to the wolves to protect Norman or herself. Dylan is sooooo doomed. The only question is when. His good intentions will get him killed at some point down the road. When will Norman snap and do it? That's the question. Dylan's being set up for a tragic death.
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Old April 24 2013, 06:31 AM   #89
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Of course Norman dies, and Dylan is so caught up in his loss that he takes his brothers name... Or he's so fucked by the law he takes his dead brothers identity.

(I hate it when TV does that, claiming that it's because they're smarter than I am.)

Although I still think that there's a 2 percept chance that either Dylan or Noma are fightclubian figments of Normans imagination.
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They terminated practially all of the storylines in the first five minutes. Everything else is going to be anticlimatic.
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