Norman’s Paradise 

BY LEAH CONNATSERJunior Editor-in-Chief


 After four seasons, the television show based off of the hit 60’s movie Psycho, is coming to an end. Bates Motel has made me laugh, cry, and sometimes both, but I don’t have to let it go just yet.

 The final season will begin on Monday, February 20th, and it will be a season unlike the others. There are a lot of things and people who are associated with the last death of season four. 

 When Norman Bates, played by Freddie Highmore, tried to kill himself and his mother to start a new life and live in paradise together, it backfired tremendously. He is going to be alone now, but not alone in his mind. 

 It has taken many episodes to get here, but now Norman has gone completely and utterly insane.

 Norma Bates, played by Vera Farmiga, still acts in this season because she is still a part of Norman’s imagination, so you don’t have to worry. 

 I know the episodes are going to be filled with suspense and give me chills every second. However, I don’t want to lose interest because of the new faces that will be shown.

 Many new actors and actresses will be seen in this season, including Rihanna who will be playing Marion Crane, who starred in the famous shower scene in the movie. That will be very interesting to say the least, since she is a singer and not usually acting. I don’t think I’ll be able to get past the fact that she literally is the amazing singer/songwriter Rihanna, but I really hope she does just as good as the original actress who played the role. 

 I’m anxious to see how Sheriff Romero is going to fight for his lost love. He cared about Norma so much and tried to warn her about how dangerous Norman is, but she didn’t believe him. Now she is gone and Romero is heartbroken. He will do anything he can now to get out of jail and put Norman there. I can’t wait to see how he acts when he gets out and talks to Norman after what happened. 

 I also want to know what goes through Norman’s head when he sees Norma’s corpses and when he just imagines her. I wonder what the difference is. He believes that she is just pretending that she is dead so that she doesn’t have to deal with the outside world, when in reality that is just the way he would have wanted it. 

 Either way, I know I will not be disappointed. I definitely suggest binge-watching the previous seasons so that you can be caught up to watch this killer final season. 


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