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Published On: Thu, Feb 6th, 2014

‘Bates Motel’ season 2 preview: Miss Watson’s death ‘sets things up’ and drug trade key in plot

Season 2 of Bates Motel is less than a month off and fans are clamoring for details and spoilers.

The premiere episode of season 2 will be titled ““Gone But Not Forgotten” and A&E has offered this synopsis: “Norman fixates on Miss Watson’s death; Norma worries about the future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father’s killer.”

bates-motel-season-2-promo cast photoThe season one finale concluded with the death of Miss Watson, the teacher found in a pool of blood.

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.

He elaborates, “There’s two families at the heart of the drug trade and we’re introduced to both of them and the conflicts between the two of them. I’m sort of caught in the middle — my position within the town is exposed fairly quickly and you’ll see how I have to navigate between these two families … and somehow maintain my integrity.”

Carbonell also shares that Romero’s relationship with Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) will get more complicated in Season 2.

“They’re both control freaks — their heads continue to butt as they have to deal with each other more and more. So that will definitely continue in a bigger way this second season, especially towards the second half of the season,” he says. “It’s going to get more and more complicated as he gets more involved with her life. You’ll see further topics in the second season that bring them together — for better or worse — and complicate both of their lives.”

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

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