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Bates Motel: Season 2 (2014)

Seasons:
1
Bates Motel: Season 1
Bates Motel: Season 1
81%
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86

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 2

Bates Motel reinvents a classic thriller with believable performances and distinguished writing.

67

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

Bates Motel reinvents a classic thriller with believable performances and distinguished writing.

audience

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Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 266

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Season Info

Series 2 starts with Norma getting more and more worried about the impending bypass that is threatening the future of her business and begins to take serious steps to stop it by trying to get a seat on the local council, only to find herself in someone else's pocket. Norman finds himself in a tricky situation with Bradley when she finds herself in a spot of bother and turns to him for help. Later, Norman tries to help Cody with a family problem but makes things much worse after revealing a dark

Genre: Drama

Network: A&E

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 3, 2014

Gone But Not Forgotten

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.

2
Air date: Mar 10, 2014

Shadow of a Doubt

Norma tries to distract Norman from his obsession with Miss Watson by auditioning for a play. A new player in town has Dylan and Remo on edge.

3
Air date: Mar 17, 2014

Caleb

Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.

4
Air date: Mar 24, 2014

Check-Out

A new revelation forces Dylan to question his loyalty to Norma and Norman. Christine brings Norma into the White Pine social scene.

5
Air date: Mar 31, 2014

The Escape Artist

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.

6
Air date: Apr 7, 2014

Plunge

Dylan is asked to take control of a volatile situation. A secret spreads threatening Norma and Norman's relationship. Emma finds herself in a very dangerous situation.

7
Air date: Apr 14, 2014

Presumed Innocent

Norman questions Norma's faith in him. Zane's thirst for revenge threatens Dylan. Romero's presented with new evidence that may change the course of Miss Watson's murder investigation. Cody's friendship with Norman reaches a breaking point.

8
Air date: Apr 21, 2014

Meltdown

Romero investigates Miss Watson's murder. Meanwhile, Dylan is presented with a difficult choice; and Norman pushes Norma away.

9
Air date: Apr 28, 2014

The Box

Norma tries to connect with Norman. Meanwhile, Romero turns to a former colleague for help.

10
Air date: May 5, 2014

The Immutable Truth

Norman is haunted by his past; Romero and Dylan try to bring closure to the drug war.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2)

When it directs its crazed energy at imagining all the ways Norman Bates and his mother will end up losing, Bates Motel sings.

March 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This pulpy re-imagining of the Bates family history is easily one of the best things on TV.

March 11, 2014 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

This is pretty far from the original Psycho and I like it when a show like this gets darkly humorous with its own legacy.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

Bates Motel sings in its second season opener, moving both closer to the Psycho mythos and further away at the same time.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

As long as the episodes stay this exciting and well done, I'm not gonna have any complaints!

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

If you like your thrillers seasoned with a little sharp-edged wit and can embrace the joy of some very heightened drama, then this is the show for you.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Season 2's opener feels slow and repetitive, as if Bates Motel is stuck on a loop

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

In Freddie Highmore's depiction of the adolescent Norman, it's possible to see the gears turning in his head, to see the normal development process going hideously off-track, paving the way for what we know becomes of the adult.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post

A&E's Bates Motel has managed to cut its way into discussions of the very best the crowded horror genre has to offer.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The show is very well-acted and, for those who like such things, suitably scary.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

Even if you're not as crazy about Psycho as I am, Bates Motel has a delirious allure, and its name is Vera Farmiga.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Bates Motel remains such a well-acted show that it discourages casual viewing more and more with each episode.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

[It] returns with similar craziness [to Those Who Kill], while still facing the same pitfalls about being hamstrung by where it fits into the movie's universe.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

There's no better one-two punch on TV today than Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore.

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

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