It’s been a while since we last saw Freddie Highmore’s Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga’s Norma Bates following the dramatic season finale of Bates Motel’s first season that saw the poor Miss Watson apparently murdered. But what will happen in season two?
Well the A&E press release for the show’s second season has been released and it hints that the season will “dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family.” To be honest I don’t think we could expect anything less but what exactly will be happening during the season?
As it happens the press release goes on to give us a slight idea of what to expect saying “Picking up from last season, Norman is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman’s brother Dylan, (Max Theriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates and Emma (Olivia Cooke), complicates her relationship with Norman.
And it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of this come to fruition in the first episode. The leaked first episode synopsis reads “Norman fixates on Miss Watson’s death; Norma worries about the future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as the searches for her father’s killer.”
But what else do we know about the first episode? Well, according to TV Line there are going to be a lot of questions answered, but even more questions asked, with the important question on everyone’s lips being who killed Miss Watson and more specifically was it Norman Bates? According to TV Line the matter of Miss Watson’s murder will be in the forefront of episode one but will be addressed quickly, “Bates Motel’ season 2 premiere will answer the identity of Miss Watson’s killer-whether or not it’s Norman Bates -will be unravelled.”
We’ll also be seeing new character Nick played by actor Michael O’Neill who will be guest starring as Nick throughout the series as Miss Watson’s vengeful father who is out for the blood of the person responsible for his daughter’s murder. He won’t be the only one out for revenge as Bradley is continuing her search for the person who set her father on fire, maybe the two paths will cross?
On top of the existing murders TV Line also reveals that Miss Watson’s murder won’t be the only one in the first episode affecting the characters “by the end of the hour, a new homicide will take centre stage” which will throw the small town of White Pine Bay out of loop. Well, it wouldn’t be ‘Bates Motel’ without people dropping like flies would it!