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Freddie Highmore reflects on ‘Bates Motel’ series finale: ‘This is actually real, it’s all over’ [Exclusive Video]

2 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“It’s like the morning after something terrible has happened and you wake up and you think, ‘This is actually real, it’s all over,'” reflects Freddie Highmore about the series finale of “Bates Motel,” which aired Monday night on A&E. After five years playing serial killer Norman Bates to Vera Farmiga‘s Norma/Mother, Highmore talks with Gold Derby about the end […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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How the Ending of Bates Motel Changed Norman's Story

6 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Bates Motel shut its doors for the final time (until a lovely new family opens them for business and hopefully doesn't murder anyone) on Monday. The fifth season was a satisfying cap on a show that had me wondering from the very first premiere: how can this end? After all, Alfred Hitchcock had already finished the story in his 1960 film, Psycho. How would a prequel add anything new or exciting to the end of Norman Bates's tale? We actually knew going into "The Cord" that A&E's iteration was taking an entirely different route. The series had already moved past the events of the film, which go down in a different way. (Long story short: Norman doesn't kill Marion Crane, aka Rihanna, in the shower. Instead, he murders Sam Loomis, the philandering husband of his townie crush, Madeleine.) Norman confesses to the crime, but Norma starts taking over his body, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Bates Motel: Freddie Highmore discusses series finale

15 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Apr 25, 2017

With spoilers, Freddie Highmore chats about the conclusion of Bates Motel...

Bates Motel has now finished! If you watched the series finale episode (that's season 5 episode 10, The Cord), you might want to know what the star of the Psycho-inspired show has to say about it. 

If so, scroll beyond our spoiler squirrel for some discussion of the major spoilers...

Freddie Highmore chatted to TV Line about the series finale, and how he's been getting on now that Norman Bates is no longer a part of his life.

"It certainly took a while afterwards to adjust," He admitted. "Norman’s [death] didn’t really bother me, although it did seem to make things much more final."

"There’s no hope of coming back for another season or convincing people that we can just do a few more episodes at some point in the future," Highmore added. "I’m not »

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Bates Motel Series Finale: How Did It All End?

18 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mother and son, reunited.  That's how Bates Motel ended after five seasons tonight, but that's pretty much how it always had to end, didn't it?  After killing Norma's widower Romero (Nestor Carbonell) before he could kill first, Norman (Freddie Highmore) was shot by his brother Dylan (Max Thieriot), and ended the episode having been laid to rest right next to his mother. Sorta sweet, right?  It was, at least, the best ending for Norman himself, since he got the only thing in the world he wanted. Not quite the happiest ending for Dylan, who had to shoot his brother, but he did at least seem happy with Emma (Olivia Cooke) after it was all over.  Vera »

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Bates Motel Series Finale Recap: So, Were You Crazy About How It Ended?

19 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the series finale of Bates Motel. Be sure to ask, “Mother, may I?” before proceeding.

None of us were really expecting a happy ending to Bates Motel, were we? And yet, in the craziest, most bittersweet of all possible ways, that was kind of what A&E’s superlative Psycho prequel gave not only us but also the fatally close mother/son duo of Norma and Norman. How did the show pull it off? Read on…

RelatedBates Motel EPs Detail Finale’s Killer Twist: ‘There Was No Other Option’

‘Goodbye, Norman’ | As “The Cord” began, »

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Bates Motel Finale: Freddie Highmore Reacts to 'Romantic' Ending, Pitches Reunion Movie Set in [Spoiler]

19 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The following story contains a crazy number of spoilers from this week’s Bates Motel series finale. You;d be nuts to proceed if you haven’t watched the episode. 

For Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel‘s most horrifying death occurred after production wrapped on A&E’s Psycho drama. “Twelve hours after we were done [shooting] at the house, we were seeing the various bits of the house arrive back at the stage,” the actor recalls to TVLine. “They’d been slashed up. I remember the beautiful rose window that’s sort of the centerpiece of the house and seeing that »

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‘Bates Motel’: Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin on ‘Bittersweet’ Series Finale (Spoilers)

19 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the series finale of “Bates Motel,” titled “The Cord.”

After five seasons of love, loss, and a few too many bodies, “Bates Motel” wrapped up its run with a heartbreaking finale. Mother and son were finally reunited — albeit tragically in death, when Dylan (Max Theriot) was forced to shoot Norman (Freddie Highmore) when he charged at him with a knife. At least Dylan got a happy ending, as we got a glimpse into a future where he, Emma (Olivia Cooke) and their daughter seemed to have put their painful past behind them.

Here, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin break down the road to the epic series-ender.

This finale was five years in its planning, given that you were able to set your own end date for the series. How are you feeling about it now?

Cuse: It’s always bittersweet. I »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Freddie Highmore on ‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale: ‘It’s the Fitting End to a Love Story’

19 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the series finale of “Bates Motel,” titled “The Cord.”

He may have risen to fame as as a child actor, but Freddie Highmore proved his very adult acting chops on the final season of “Bates Motel” — as he was called on to play not just Norman Bates, but to also embody Norman-as-Norma, and even Norman-as-Norma-as-Norman. But Norman’s struggle with (in)sanity finally came to an end in the series finale, as he realized the fragile world he’d tried to construct with Mother’s mummified body couldn’t last — and he forced his brother, Dylan, to kill him.

Here, Highmore talks about ending the show he’d called home for the last five seasons as actor, writer and director, what it meant to have Dylan be the one who ended it all, and what he learned from the experience.

Were you happy with the finale?

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- Debra Birnbaum

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'Bates Motel' Star Freddie Highmore on Norman's Final Descent Into Madness

19 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from the series finale of A&E's Bates Motel.]

For five seasons, viewers have hoped that Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) could overcome his mental illness and work through his oh-so-severe issues to be free of his mother once and for all.

Unfortunately, that didn’t prove to be the case during Monday’s series finale, as Norman killed Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and "Mother" left him to revert to happier days in his own twisted mind. Namely, he went back that moment in time when the pair packed up and headed to the motel on a whim, scenes that played »

- Amber Dowling

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'Bates Motel' Creators Break Down the Series Finale's "Messy Tragedy"

19 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from the series finale of A&E's Bates Motel.]

After five seasons, numerous deaths and a dark decent into madness, the world of A&E's Bates Motel came to a close Monday with an expected yet heartbreaking series finale.

In “The Cord,” the death toll continued to rise. Romero (Nestor Carbonell) fulfilled his death wish when he forced "Norman" (Freddie Highmore) to show him where he'd left Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) body. Only Norman — who was still "Mother" at that point — killed Romero as he was sobbing over Norma's corpse.

But before Romero breathed his last breath, he reminded »

- Amber Dowling

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Bates Motel EPs Detail Finale's Killer Twist: 'There Was No Other Option'

19 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The following story contains massive spoilers from this week’s Bates Motel series finale. Proceed at your own peril. 

Reunited and it feels so… gosh darn heartbreaking.

In Bates Motel‘s series finale on Monday, Norman (with an assist from brother Dylan) took his own life and was promptly returned to Norma’s loving, heaven-sent arms (read full recap here). It was a fittingly tragic conclusion to the series’ wholly satisfying five-year run — but was it the ending executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse always envisioned? That was the first of many burning questions I threw out at them »

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‘Bates Motel’ Finale Review: A Tragic Couple Gets Their Due in a Bloody, Beautiful Series Ender

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Bates Motel” series finale: Season 5, Episode 10, “The Cord.”]

A cold dose of reality didn’t sit well with Norman, so “Bates Motel” gave him the fantasy instead. Looking back on Season 5, it’s clear now that Norman (Freddie Highmore) was being forced to choose between the two all along: A world without Norma (Vera Farmiga), his mother, was not one he could continue living in without a major lifestyle change. He had to accept she was dead or be allowed to indulge his delusion that she was still alive.

When push came to shove — or, to be more accurate, knife came to gun — Norman chose the delusion. After suffering a beating at the hands of Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), Norman turned the tables on his captor and killed him with a heavy stone to the head. He passed out next to the barely covered corpse of his mother, and dreamt of when they first took over the Bates Motel. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Bates Motel’ Finale Review: A Tragic Couple Gets Their Due in a Bloody, Beautiful Series Ender

19 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Bates Motel” series finale: Season 5, Episode 10, “The Cord.”]

A cold dose of reality didn’t sit well with Norman, so “Bates Motel” gave him the fantasy instead. Looking back on Season 5, it’s clear now that Norman (Freddie Highmore) was being forced to choose between the two all along: A world without Norma (Vera Farmiga), his mother, was not one he could continue living in without a major lifestyle change. He had to accept she was dead or be allowed to indulge his delusion that she was still alive.

When push came to shove — or, to be more accurate, knife came to gun — Norman chose the delusion. After suffering a beating at the hands of Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), Norman turned the tables on his captor and killed him with a heavy stone to the head. He passed out next to the barely covered corpse of his mother, and dreamt of when they first took over the Bates Motel. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Genius’ Debut Plus More TV You Must See This Week

23 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Two exciting new limited series are making rather unconventional debuts this week, with The Handmaid’s Tale premiering on Hulu, which hasn’t had such a big event program like this before, and Genius giving National Geographic its first scripted show. We’re also saying goodbye to Bates Motel, welcome back to Silicon Valley, and hello in a new form to Dear White People. Plus there are a couple new places to have a laugh at the president.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 23–29:

SUNDAYSilicon Valley (HBO, 10pm)

The boys of Pied Piper return, but they’re no longer a united force. The fourth season promises internal strife, as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) appears to quit his own company, as »

- Christopher Campbell

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'Bates Motel' Star Freddie Highmore Previews Emotional Series Finale

21 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

At its very core, A&E's Bates Motel has always been a series about hope. Well, hope, murder and the twisted mind of a very confused young boy otherwise known as Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore).

It’s a premise that co-showrunners Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse have long spoken about, and it’s a strong theme heading into Monday’s series finale of the Psycho prequel starring Highmore and Vera Farmiga.

Monday's “The Cord” picks up where the penultimate episode, “Visiting Hours,” left off: with Romero (Nestor Carbonell) kidnapping Norman from prison and driving off with him to recover Norma’s taxidermy-treated body in the woods.

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- Amber Dowling

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‘Twin Peaks’ and Beyond: The Best Shows Inspired by David Lynch’s TV Phenomenon

19 April 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s been more than 25 years since “Twin Peaks” first rocked ABC’s airwaves with the question of “Who killed Laura Palmer?” and made it clear that David Lynch was a master of television as well as film. While the auteur is returning with a revival series that picks up a quarter-century after the events of the original, we don’t have to only watch Showtime to get that “Twin Peaks” vibe.

Although the series only ran two seasons, the show has influenced countless of TV shows. The most obvious homages feature a central murder mystery that unearths the sordid underbelly of a small town. Wonderfully bizarre characters and dreamy, borderline nightmarish elements may also be hallmarks of a Lynchian homage.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: How David Lynch Kept Details of the Year’s Biggest Revival a Secret Even From His Own Cast

Most recently, The CW’s “Riverdale »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Twin Peaks’ and Beyond: The Best Shows Inspired by David Lynch’s TV Phenomenon

19 April 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been more than 25 years since “Twin Peaks” first rocked ABC’s airwaves with the question of “Who killed Laura Palmer?” and made it clear that David Lynch was a master of television as well as film. While the auteur is returning with a revival series that picks up a quarter-century after the events of the original, we don’t have to only watch Showtime to get that “Twin Peaks” vibe.

Although the series only ran two seasons, the show has influenced countless of TV shows. The most obvious homages feature a central murder mystery that unearths the sordid underbelly of a small town. Wonderfully bizarre characters and dreamy, borderline nightmarish elements may also be hallmarks of a Lynchian homage.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: How David Lynch Kept Details of the Year’s Biggest Revival a Secret Even From His Own Cast

Most recently, The CW’s “Riverdale »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Bates Motel: Series Finale Trailer Unveiled; Special to Follow

19 April 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is how it ends, isn't it?" So says Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), in the new official trailer for the Bates Motel TV series finale. Check it out. "The Cord," the last episode of the fifth and final season, airs on A&E on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Directly following it, A&E will air Bates Motel: The Check Out, a half-hour special, from 11:04pm to 11:34pm.A Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna guest starred in the last season on A&E as Marion Crane -- a role originated by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 feature film.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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