Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1.05 - Ocean View
Norman watched her drive away and started walking himself. Dylan found Norman and gave him a ride. Along the way, Norman discover an unexpected joy of having a cool older brother and was grinning from ear-to-ear. Another great scene by Freddie Highmore. Back home, in the kitchen, Dylan started schooling Norman on dealing with their mother, comparing her to being addicted to drama and recommended that he leave her. "You don't just walk away from your parents" Norman retorted and Dylan realized that Norman didn't know any better. So Dylan announced that he's getting his own place down by the beach with ocean view and told Norman to go live with him, whether Norma went to jail or not. Norman still refused.
Heading to work, Dylan received a loan from his henchman buddy Ethan. It wasn't an advance but a loan from Ethan himself, for Dylan and his brother. Ethan wanted Dylan to succeed in their line of work and make him look good for bringing Dylan in. A guy who looked like a druggie walked up to their truck. Ethan nonchalantly asked the druggie if he got his act together, to which he responded by pulling a gun at Ethan, shot him in the neck and ran away. Dylan managed to drive Ethan to the emergency room and got help. Hm.. If Ethan dies, he got free money. If Ethan lives, Dylan would be hailed the hero. Win-win, don't you think?
Near a dock, Norma drove up to Deputy Shelby's truck and got it. He apologized for having to arrest Norma. When he started telling her that it was too dangerous for them to see each other, Norma got angry and stormed out of his truck. He stopped her and confessed his love for Norma, insisting that he was in hell because he couldn't do anything to help her. That softened her up and they shared a passionate kiss. He promised to figure out how to get Norma off. What do you think is the deputy's game? Or is he really smitten by Norma?
At the Sheriffs station, Deputy Shelby distracted the administrator and broke into the evidence room. He went on to steal the watch evidence, the one with carpet fibers that everyone kept talking about.
Driving around in Ethan's truck, Dylan was still in shock over the shooting when he happened upon the shooter at a deserted area. Dylan proceeded to chase him down and ran him over. Looking back, Dylan seemed surprised at what he just did.
At the library, Emma was doing research on Keith Summers' properties and learned the name of his boat.
Back at the motel, a mopey Norma got a phone call from her attorney, Rebecca Craig. The intrepid attorney had wanted to run their own test on the carpet sample and learned that the fiber sample evidence has disappeared and so, Norma's case was closed.
Norman tried to reach Bradley but only got her voicemail and proceeded to leave an awkward but endearing message. Norma rushed in happily and announced that her case would be thrown out of court because of the lost evidence. When Norma thought Deputy Shelby might have had something to do with that, Norman got agitated and accused Norma of trading sexual favors for that act. Well, not exactly but that's what I imagined a deranged codependent Norman would think.
Outside, Emma drove up because she had an idea where the girl in the picture journal might be.
Emma stopped at a dock so that she and Norman could talk. While listening to Emma's theory, Norman kept checking his phone, still looking for Bradley's reply. Emma went on and on about her investigation before stopping to confront Norman about his phone-checking. Norman confessed that he was with Bradley now because he had sex with her. Emma, who was obviously hurt, tried to brush it off as only a hook up because she didn't change her Facebook relationship status. Poor girl. Despite her sniffles, she even managed to explain where the girl might have been hidden. Smart theory.
Breaking into Keith Summers' boat, the Seafarer, at night, Norman & Emma investigated the inside and found the Asian girl locked in a closet. That reveal was kinda freaky, wasn't it?
Emma and Norman drove back to the motel and carried the passed out girl into an empty room. They tried to clean her up.
Leaving the office, Norma saw Emma's car and went to investigate thinking the worst of Norman and stormed into the room surprising Norman, Emma and the Asian girl. Norman explained to Norma that this was the girl in Deputy Shelby's basement. Even when the girl collaborated on the story and that the deputy kept her as a sex slave, Norma still refused to believe. Norma ran back to the office to grab a newspaper with the deputy's picture in it. The girl saw the picture and confirmed it. Norma became speechless.
So the deputy had his own sex slave? Having Norma for free wasn't enough? What do you think would happen to the deputy now, given Norma's proclivity to have dead exes. Tell us in the comment sections below. Spoiler alert: Mike Vogel who plays Deputy Shelby, is the lead in the new series "Under The Dome".
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