Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

‘Bates Motel’ season 2 preview: Freddie Highmore’s Norman not the only suspect in Ms Watson’s death

The hit A&E show Bates Motel is set to return after a major death at the end of the first season. TV Guide tries to preview what lies ahead for fans and Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore).

Bates Motel season 2 poster“The new season focuses on the fallout of Miss Watson’s death, in particular the toll it’s taking on poor Norman, who draws suspicion by sobbing during the funeral and obsessively visiting her gravesite. And even though it’s easy to assume that Norman killed Miss Watson during one of his blackouts, the new season quickly reveals that someone else in town may have had a pretty strong motive.”

Back at SDCC star Freddie Highmore says the death of Miss Watson “sets things up nice for season 2,” and as we now know, will introduce a brand new character.  That new character in question is Nick (Michael O’Neill), Miss Watson’s father, who will be heading into White Pine Bay to seek revenge against her killer.

Nestor Carbonell, who plays Sheriff Romero, reveals that the drug trade in White Pine Bay, Ore. becomes a central plot point this year — at least for his character.

“In the second season, there’s more of a window into his dilemma, trying to straddle that world — on one hand feeling like he has to uphold the law and on the other hand knowing that this town is really stained by this illicit drug trade, and trying to navigate those two,” Carbonell tells Digital Spy.

Bates Motel returns to A&E on Monday, March 3 at 9 p.m. EST.









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