Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
Bates Motel Season 5 aired on A&E last year wrapping up the series as one of the A&E's longest airing shows in the history of the channel, as the final season. For those who missed it on television. Season 5 has recently come available for streaming on Netflix.
The psychological horror is based off the 1950s novel, "Pyscho". The story lines and characters are very similar and are equally unsettling and entertaining.
I'll admit, Bates Motel can get a little weird and a little confusing really fast. In order to understand the two main character's, Vera Farmiga, as Norma and Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, and their border line Oedipus complex "complicationship".
you must pay very close attention and keep an open mind. In the previous earlier seasons of Bates Motel we find that Norman has "black outs" and seemingly comes out of it to find that yet another person has died with their blood on his hands. Norma does everything she can to protect Norman and keep his condition a secret, until she realizes he may need professional help. Her decision to confront him with his condition ultimately leads to her fate.
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD: At the close of season 4, The viewer has the chance to see Norman's split personality become more and more severe. Norman attempts to kill himself and "Mother" by turning up the gas range and shutting all windows and doors. Norma's new husband, and crooked town sheriff Alex Romero, played by Nestor Carbonell comes home to find Norma and Norman unconscious. Norman was fine, but Norma's fate was death. After investigation, the Romero is thrown in jail and Norman convinces people his mother committed suicide.
Episode 1 of season 5 helps us to understand how severe Norman's "blackouts" are. He has a split personality, eventually dressing as "Mother" and somehow stole her body from the cemetery and "preserved" her body in a freezer in the cellar.
I won't give too many spoilers, you will just have to be ready to be glued to your computer or TV, binge watching season 5, if not all the seasons. You can view the trailer here.