Spooky ‘Bates Motel’ Season 2 Teaser Trailers Hint at Norman’s Future

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After announcing the renewal of their surprise hit Bates Motel months ago, A&E has just presented fans of the series with a pair of promo clips in anticipation of the season 2 premiere. They’re very brief and none too spoilery, for those who haven’t watched season one, and are instead more suggestive than anything else. Without directly pointing to specifics of the previous installment’s finale, both teasers manage to invoke those events and hint at where we’ll see the show progress with this new go-round.

In the first clip, seen above, we get a glimpse of the how far Norman has come in his hobby as a taxidermist; it’s a skill he picks up toward the end of season 1, and apparently he’s developed quite a bit of proficiency at the craft in the time since we last saw him. One glance at the expression on his face should tell viewers everything they need to know about how much his state of mind has changed to date.

Meanwhile, in the second bit, which can be found above, Norma Bates turns down a bed in what starts off as a serene sequence of good housekeeping before turning into a striking image of foreboding. Bloody sheets never spell good news, and the real fun here lies in taking a crack at figuring out the stain’s significance; is it a telltale sign of Norman’s (potentially) murderous actions in season 1′s final episode, or a portent of carnage to come?

If we use Psycho as a blueprint for what all of this is supposed to mean for us and for mother and son, then the answer should be pretty clear. (Though we can also go the safe route and accept that the blood accomplishes both of those aforementioned goals.) We know, based on the Hitchcock classic, where Norman ends up in his adult years. So far the fun of Bates Motel has been in seeing how Carlton Cuse lays out the exact steps he takes to get there.

Season 2 of Bates Motel promises to take us even further down that road, and right now, it looks like a creepy good time. March isn’t too far off, so we’ll see whether the show lives up to expectations soon enough. For now, the takeaway is that Bates Motel is heading back to television, and it looks to be as unsettling and eerie as ever.

Are you looking forward to its return?

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Bates Motel season 2 premieres on A&E in March, 2014.

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  1. Sort of looking forward to it but it got a little dull in the latter half of the season and I find Dylan annoying, expecting him to be killed off way before the finale and yet, he’s still alive and kicking.

    Emma seems the only interesting character so far but Freddie Highmore has been great. Come a long way since his tour of the chocolate factory.

  2. I stuck with it even though it the second half of the season was Cuse once more trying to apply a little too clever for its own good myth and mystery to a premise that really didn’t require one. For all the generic traits and characterisations though of the supporting cast, the two leads were never anything other than excellent.

    So, aye, kind of looking forward to it whilst at the same time reminding myself to remind myself it is coming back.

  3. I kind of forgot about this until a few days ago when a few people mentioned it on another thread.
    I liked season 1 but for some reason as I’m typing this I can’t remember what happened in the finale. I’ll go look it up but as of now I’m drawing a blank.

  4. What I really want to know about the Bates Motel is, do they remember to leave a mint on the pillow?!
    …No?…
    Well then, forget it, I’m not staying there!

  5. I really looking forward to it. Norman killed his teacher I think. The way it ended you assume he killed her.

  6. The most important thing is does Ben want this to be canceled?

    • “Welcome to the Hotel California…!” (Wouldja believe the “House of the Rising Sun”?)

  7. Why such a long long wait? I enjoyed the first season but it was hard for them to keep the momentum going. I’m looking forward to it, but its a shame there is such a long gap between them.