Bates Motel 1.07 “The Man in Number 9”

627I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW. I’ve loved it from the first episode. I love how you don’t know what’s going to happen next. It’s not predictable like some other shows are. I really enjoy the complexity of each character and just how creepy they all can be. I think Dylan might be the only non-creepy one on the show.


Norman is coming undone at the seams. You can now start to see his true colors and gut reactions to things. I thought him and Bradley were fantasies, although it was confirmed that the first time did actually happen. I thought it was so weird that he is fantasizing with Bradley under his covers, his mom walks in and he throws back the covers, almost like he was hoping she would see them together – naked.

When Norman found that muddy, dirty dog under the house, I thought for sure he was trying to lure her to him so he could kill her with that hammer. The way he was holding it had me so worried. I was convinced the entire episode that Norman was going to try and kill that dog. I was wrong. It was sad to see the dog get hit by the car. I’m a dog lover so not a fan of seeing that.

Norma is hot one minute and cold the next. I would be exhausted with such dramatic changes in mood like that. And she was not smart last night, allowing that creepy man to stay in that room without getting any of his information. Thanks Dylan for taking control and doing the right thing.

Creepy guy – so he wants to book all the rooms every other month for a week. Could he be the ring leader of the sex slave situation? Is he just a customer who brings friends along? I’m sure he’s not going anywhere so I really can’t wait to see more of his story.

Poor Emma. I like her.

When Norman was leaving Bradley’s after she rejected him and she ran after him. When he turned to face her, he almost had that look of “insane” and thought he was going to kill or at least hurt her. It was almost like he snapped out of it once she hugged him.

Oh and Romero, this whole time he was portraying a by-the-books kind of guy and after learning everything that happened, he went a little bad and gave them a story to use instead. So my thought on this is that he is somehow connected to that trafficking story and if he reported what Norma said, he might get caught, so to keep his cover, he made up a story that will satisfy the family and keep him safe.

So do you have any plot/story ideas on what will happen next? Share if you do.

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