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‘Bates Motel’ Season 2 Adds Michael O’Neill For Some Good Ol’ Fashion Revenge

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Just yesterday we realized that ‘Bates Motel‘ season 2 makes our next stay in 2014 seem farther and farther away with each subsequent casting, and today proves no exception. The latest to book a room in ‘Bates Motel’ season 2 will be ‘Transformers‘ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ star Michael O’Neill, but who will he go ‘Psycho’ on for his recurring role?

Via TVLine, we’ve learned that O’Neill’s arrival in White Pine Bay will stem directly from the fallout of the first season finale, portraying the late Ms. Watson’s father Nick. Nick arrives for the 2014 season to mourn his daughter’s death, but also utilize his smart and ruthless charm to find, and enact revenge on his daughter’s killer. Cough, Norman Bates, cough. Probably, cough.

Elsewhere, we know of a major trio of new guest stars checking in for ‘Bates Motel’ season 2, including ‘Alias’ star Michael Vartan as a new love interest for Norma, ‘Hung’ star Rebecca Creskoff as Norma’s first real female friend Christine, and ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ vet Kenny Johnson as Norma’s estranged and abusive brother Caleb. ‘Boss‘ star Kathleen Robertson has been announced for a mysterious new role, and ‘Percy Jackson‘ star Paloma Kwiatkowski will portray a new love interest for Norman.

“We would be remiss if we didn’t meet some other members of the Bates family,” series creator and former ‘LOST‘ showrunner Carlton Cuse previously stated of the second season. Nestor Carbonell’s mysterious Sheriff Romero will also receive a bigger spotlight in ‘Bates Motel’ season 2, as upcoming episodes will cover more of his home life, and the identity of Dylan (Max Thieriot)’s father may come to light as well.

Could ‘Bates Motel’ season 2 drop the most bodies yet, given all the new guest stars? Tell us where you’d like to see the ‘Psycho’ prequel series go in 2014!

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