Bates Motel S:1 | First You Dream, Then You Die; Nice Town You Picked, Norma… E:1 & E:2 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

AFTERBUZZ TV – Bates Motel edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of A&E’s Bates Motel. In this show, host Joe Braswell breaks down the episode in which Norma Bates and her 17-year old son, Norman move from Arizona into White Pine Bay, Oregon, where they buy a rundown motel after the sudden death of Norman’s father and Norma’s husband. Norma intends to renovate and reopen the motel in an attempt to build a new life for her and her son. Norman is approached by popular girls at his new school to come and party with them. His mother forbids him to go, but Norman sneaks out from his bedroom window. While Norman is at the party, the former owner of the motel, Keith Summers breaks into the house. Norma tries to defend herself and calls Norman for help. Summers then rapes Norma; Norman arrives home in time to witness Norma stabbing her assailant to death. The duo hide his body in a bathtub of one of the motel rooms. While cleaning the carpet, Norman finds a sketchbook full of drawings that show women being tortured and injected and decides to keep it, then the duo get a visit from two local police officers investigating Summers’ disappearance. Later, Norma and Norman dump the body in the harbor, using chains in an attempt to ensure the body will sink. As the episode closes, somewhere unknown, a woman is seen chained to a sink and is injected with a drug. Later, tension arises at the Bates’ residence when Dylan, Norma’s son from a previous relationship, arrives in need of a place to stay. Outside the house at the bus stop, Norman, Bradley, and his friends witness Bradley’s father get into a car accident. When they open the car door they discover he is badly burned. It is discovered that someone intentionally set Bradley’s father’s workshop on fire. Near the car accident Keith Summers’ truck is found abandoned, arousing suspicion from Sheriff Romero. At school, Norman is partnered up with Emma for an English project. Emma comes over to Norman’s house and explains to Norma that she has Cystic Fibrosis, making it impossible to breathe without help from her oxygen tank, and that her life expectancy is 27. While working on the project in Norman’s room, she finds, and later analyzes, the contents of the sketchbook Norman has found. As they agree to look into the mystery, Emma kisses Norman. Dylan meets a man who is an employee of Bradley’s father, the man pays for Dylan’s drink and Dylan notices that the man has many 100 dollar bills, he asks how he can obtain that much money in such a small town. Dylan and the man travel to the man’s friend and the man’s friend asks Dylan if he knows how to use a gun, Dylan replies ‘Yes’. In an attempt to distract the police, Norma goes with Deputy Shelby to a town social event. At the social event, Deputy Shelby suggests that the wealth the residents of the town have was earned through illegal means. He also suggests that the town is run by their own rules, an ‘eye for an eye’ policy, meaning they don’t abide to the federal law, but by their own created law. Meanwhile, at home, Norman fights with Dylan after Dylan makes disparaging comments about their mother. Norman attempts to kill his half brother but Dylan sees it coming and punches Norman in the face. Dylan later persuades Norma into letting him stay by threatening to talk about her late husband, Sam. The next day, Emma and Norman go to the location depicted in the sketchbook. They end up stumbling upon a massive Marijuana field and are chased away by two men with guns. As the episode ends, Norma sees a body hanging upside down, burning on fire, in the middle of town. Many of the townspeople witness the spectacle as well. There to help Joe are co-hosts Nando Velasquez, Du’a Kaissi, and Jon Sanfelippo. It’s Bates Motel’s “First You Dream, Then You Die; Nice Town You Picked, Norma…” podcast!

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