BATES MOTEL Recap: “Underwater”

"Underwater" was an interesting but fragmented penultimate episode for Bates Motel‘s first season, especially after that shocker last week. This may have been my least favorite episode of the season, because though it set up a final showdown really well, I don’t feel all that invested with the Abernathy situation yet. We know he’s an uber villain who was Shelby and Keith Summers boss, but his vague threats to Norma seemed to reflect more of her own craziness than his. Norman hardly had anything to do this week, and Bradley continues to successfully manipulate everyone in town. Hit the jump for why crazy people keep gravitating towards Norma (hint: she’s crazy!) READ MORE...


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