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Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E6 “Marion” Recap

Join us on this episode as we recap this game-changer. This week, Marion Crane checked in, Norman offered stationary and a sandwich, and then she took a shower. I’ll stop there and just quote my favorite tweet of Monday night, by @GeneHarl0w:

“Dear Feminist Version of Psycho. I didn’t know I needed you. But thank you. Turns out I’m aggressively into it.”

I think that about sums it up. Only four left guests!

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E6 “Marion”

This week, Bates Motel when full Psycho! Haha– just kidding cause man I’m getting sick of reading reviews that say that, because they’ve been saying it since the end of season 2. So can we put a moratorium on saying that finally? Anyways– this was a pretty cool episode and in this podcast we read your feedback.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E5 “Dreams Die First”

Interesting episode, missing 3 of it’s major players. But can Freddie Highmore carry an episode that lacks 3 of his most dynamic costars? YOU BET HE CAN! And he can do it in a wig and lacy things (even though we sadly have to rely on our imaginations for that- but our imaginations are vast). We are holding out hope we get a flashback! Hope? Nay. DEMAND.
Freddie has some help with the episode though, as this week we get to dig into a pivotal plot from the movie by meeting the long elusive Marion Crane. Join Em and Sue as we discuss this unconventional episode, read your feedback, and manage to spoil: Reservoir Dogs, The Walking Dead and Fight Club (Matt helps us with that one). Good times!

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E4 “Hidden”

Bates Motel — “Hidden” — Cate Cameron/A&E Networks LLC — © 2016 A&E Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

We managed to fit it all into one episode this week (although you’d never know it given the time it took us to record yesterday). But that’s our business.
This episode felt very much like we are on the precipice of mayhem, shenanigans and stabby stabby good times had by all, and we couldn’t be more excited. We have a few things to say to the writer or this ep though (the dialogue could have used a little tweaking) and that’s the worst thing we have had to say about the show in quite a while (and it’s really not that bad) still a great way to spend an hour.
I really shouldn’t write these late at night. Love you guys! Thanks for listening every week, we have the best hotel guests in podcast land.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E3 “Bad Blood” Recap

Em and Sue recap this week’s episode of Bates Motel.  Caleb is handcuffed in the basement, Norman is walking in the woods with Norma dopplegangers (and blacking out quite a bit lately), Norma is chilling in the basement, and Chick…well, Chick seems to now be the butler.  Whatever is happening with everyone in this episode, I think we can all agree that the Bate’s house is a bit more busy than it’s been in a while.

Yes Mother: Bates Motel, S5E2 “The Convergence of the Twain”

It’s week 2 and Em and Sue are having a great time discussing this season with all it’s intricacies.  There is so much to pull apart and we find ourselves interpreting many things differently, so hopefully that makes for an interesting discussion and no- Sue isn’t psychic– in the second half of this discussion we had a new audio trama, Em was on some sort of delay so Sue seemed to anticipate the ends of her sentences and we talk over each other more than usual (even if we didn’t actually).  Mose is creative in his meddling- I’ll give him that.  Next week, I should have that ironed out- SORRY AGAIN!  But all is right with the world anyway, because Norma is suddenly French and it’s fantastic!  Also, Em got served up some humble pie, rethinking how ready she is to experience the horrors of this season, no matter how excited she thought she was to experience it and Sue found a new bar for how much she could adore Chick.  (And I thought she hated people eating apples!– I guess Chick is the exception.)





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Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E1 “Dark Paradise” Recap

In this ep of the podcast, we go in depth in our discussion of the episode, going through it scene by scene. In this ep of the show, we catch up with the Bates and friends, about 18 months after the death of mother- whether they know about it or not. Norman and Norma live in a idyllic world, that turns slightly troubling when Norman meets a girl and finds a wallet. But don’t worry- Norman has “the shusher” aka Norma in his head that makes things better. Dylan and Emma are living a practically perfect life in Seattle until a creature from their past shows up.
What could go wrong? I’m sure status quo remains the same till the end of the season…

Yes Mother: Bates Motel S5E1 “Dark Paradise” Feedback

We’re back and so is Bates Motel! Yay! We are so excited for this season– shhh about it being the last 🙁 We are back, reading your thoughts and sharing ours as we do so. So happy to have so many old faces back and a few new ones too- the motel and B and B are almost as alive with activity as Norman’s motel seems to be. Don’t try to check in by the hour at our place either– we aren’t that type of establishment. Except for the Normero Inn, that’s a whole different story…

Yes Mother: 78/52 and Bates Trailer Talk

Sue and Em had the opportunity to see the film 78/52 at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and we took that opportunity since it was all about the film Psycho, more specifically though– the infamous shower scene.  Yes Please!  So we give our impressions and tell you about it.  Then we discuss the big, exciting trailer for Season 5 of Bates Motel!

Unfortunately, we suffered audio problems through most of it, but the biggest problems happen during the trailer talk.  So I had to cut out parts of it, which made our thoughts sound even more scattered than usual.  Sue is pretty hard to hear through the problems and we really apologize!  I spent a huge portion of today reworking my laptop and downloading a fancy schmancy audio recorder to gear up for next week– so wish us luck!  We want to sound crystal clear for season 5!  Moses not welcome!