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Bates Motel: Season 5 (2017)

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Two years after the events of Season 4, "Bates Motel" returns in Season 5 to a still murderous Norman (Freddie Highmore) running the motel alone, convinced Norma (Vera Farmiga) faked her own death. While Norman tries to appear normal on the surface, "Mother" is always looming. Finding Norman's obsession with Madeline Loomis (Isabelle McNally), a woman who resembles Norma, distasteful, "Mother" becomes harder and harder to control. Discovering the true extent of Norman's psychosis, Chuck Hogan (Ryan Hurst) chooses to exploit the situation for his own gain, rather than intervene when Caleb (Kenny Johnson) and Romero (Nestor Carbonell) come seeking revenge.

Cast

Vera Farmiga
as Norma Bates
Freddie Highmore
as Norman Bates
Max Thieriot
as Dylan Massett
Nestor Carbonell
as Sheriff Alex Romero
Olivia Cooke
as Emma Decody
Kenneth Johnson
as Caleb Calhoun
Nicola Peltz
as Bradley Martin
Michael Vartan
as George Heldens
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Farmiga has given one of the best performances on TV for Bates Motel's entire run, as both "real" Norma and the version that lives in Norman's head.

March 6, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm not sure where the end of [Romero's] story will lead but I'm excited to see it play out.

February 23, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…
The Young Folks

Rare is the movie adaptation that is not just excellent, but which becomes its own radiant achievement. It doesn't seem too early to bestow that praise upon Bates Motel.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Yahoo! TV

While season 5 appears poised to tell the story of a schizophrenic killer trying to remain in the shadows, what's even more exciting about the final chapter is that it's clear the exploration of Norman Bates is not yet complete.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…
ScreenRant

Thanks to the four years of accumulated backstory that's come before -- along with the ongoing knowledge of where this ends -- even the most incidental moments take on additional emotional weight.

February 21, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The creepiest, best moments are still those focused on Norman and the now-deceased Norma as Norman moves ever closer to the Norman Bates of Psycho fame.

February 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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