Bates Motel Season 3 Episode 7: “The Last Supper”
Directed by Ed Bianchi
Written by Philip Buiser
Starring Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson A&E
Air Date: Monday, April 20th, 2015, 9pm
Each episode of Bates Motel builds momentum to an expected crescendo finish. Before we review the 7th episode of this buildup, let’s recap what happened last week.
Norma (Vera Farmiga) flipped out when Dylan (Max Thieriot) told her Caleb (Kenny Johnson) had been staying with him at the farm. Norman (Freddie Highmore) stood by his brother in a rare choosing of sides. That levelheadeness did not last long when Norma packed a suitcase and left, crashing her car, buying some “come get me” clothes, and checking into a (different) motel. This triggered a giant Norman episode, complete with his “Norma” personality mothering Dylan. Emma (Olivia Cooke) stayed to help, and she and Dylan had a moment (over phlegm). Norma slept with her therapist/lover then ran back home.