‘Bates Motel’ Reintroduces Us to Mother in Chilling Final Season Clip

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Bates Motel seemed curiously nonchalant about setting a February premiere for its fifth and final season, but our first look at a post-Norma world is anything but subtle. See what’s become of mother in an extended clip, and find out who’s back for the final season!

Now confirmed for a February 20 premiere at 10:00 P.M., Bates Motel Season 5 released an extended sneak peek of the new season featuring Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his new dynamic with mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Suffice to say, she’s better off than in the classic rocking chair.

Additionally check out the full synopsis:

This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.

In addition to Rihanna playing the famous role of Marion Crane, the fifth and final season will introduce House of Cards star Isabelle McNally as Madeleine Loomis, Walking Dead alum Austin Nichols as her husband Sam, and Brooke Smith as Sheriff Dana Greene. Kenny Johnson will return in his role as Caleb Calhoun along with Ryan Hurst’s Chick Hogan.

We’ll see more on the road to February, but what make we of that chilling first look?

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