Category Archives: Bates Motel

TONIGHT: Rihanna As Marion Crane on BATES MOTEL

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On tonight’s Bates Motel we meet Sam Loomis’s girlfriend Marion Crane played by pop star Rihanna. She’s about to make the bad decision that leads to her checking into the Bates Motel. Does she steal from her work like the Marion Crane of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho did? Rihanna filmed scenes of Crane at [...]

TONIGHT: BATES MOTEL Has a New Sheriff Jane Greene (Brooke Smith) in Town

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Freddie Highmore at Bates House in Aldergrove. Since torn down. Look out Norman, Caleb’s gone but Romero’s coming for you. On tonight’s Bates Motel: we meet a new White Pine Bay Sheriff (Brooke Smith). Directed by Max Thieriot. Join me tonight for some live tweeting about all things #BatesMotel and my debut as a director. [...]

SERIES FINALE: Nestor Carbonell (aka Alex Romero)’s Last Day on BATES MOTEL


It’s sad to see the main cast of Bates Motel wrap five seasons, but good to know the character Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) makes it to the series finale. Today was Nestor Carbonell’s last day on set. I met him early in the first season, filming in Steveston. Norma Bates and Alex Romero aka #Normero [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL’s Marion Crane (Rihanna Double) at Vancouver’s The Connaught

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Rihanna double. Is Marion Crane alive at the end of Bates Motel? Maybe. But it’s more likely production filmed a pickup (i.e. earlier) scene of Marion Crane (Rihanna double) leaving her building and putting her suitcase in her red sports car. Bates Motel filmed this sequence at east Vancouver’s The Connaught this afternoon. Who is [...]

SERIES FINALE: BATES MOTEL Tears Down Gothic House & Motel Set

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Update: Friday morning. Goodbye house. Bates Motel started tearing down its gothic house set in Aldergrove on Wednesday, January 25th. Update: And then bulldozed the motel set. Production had offered to leave the motel standing but the township of Langley declined. Early Wednesday morning. Crew that built the house arrives to begin tearing it down. [...]

SERIES FINALE: Are BATES MOTEL’s Dylan & Emma (Max Thieriot & Olivia Cooke) a Happy Family?

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Will Dylan and Emma get a happy ending? Bates Motel is filming its series finale in downtown Vancouver today. First at the Van Horne Lofts for this sequence of Dylan (Max Thieriot), Emma (Olivia Cooke) and a Norma mini-me. Is this their family? Bates Motel is now shooting in the Blarney Stone with tenting to [...]

SERIES FINALE: BATES MOTEL’s Last Day at its Aldergrove House & Motel Set

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Update: This was the last shoot at the gothic house. Started tearing it down today. Bates Motel filmed its last shoot at its iconic house and motel set in Aldergrove yesterday. It’s been a local attraction for five seasons now with thousands of people stopping to take photos and at least one engaged couple enquiring [...]

SERIES FINALE: Is BATES MOTEL For Sale in the Series Finale? Filmed in Aldergrove.

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Is Bates Motel for sale in its series finale? Spotted the signs yesterday at the show’s motel and house set in Aldergrove. Some reaction from fans: SOO WHO WITH ME WILL BUY BATES MOTEL NOW!? ❤ — Norma Bates ♡ (@MsLanaaWinters) January 25, 2017 I need to buy the bates motel😭😭😭😭 — Dayana❤ [...]

WOMEN’S MARCH: SUPERGIRL’s Melissa Benoist, LEGENDS’ Caity Lotz, THE FLASH’s Danielle Panabaker, BATES MOTEL’s Vera Farmiga, ONCE UPON A TIME’s Jennifer Morrison & More

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Melissa Benoist instagram. Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist stole the show with her handmade sign at today’s Women’s March, with millions marching around the world to stand up for women’s rights and protest President Donald Trump. Here in Vancouver, Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz organized some of her DC TV friends to show up in Jack Poole [...]

SHOOT: Uh-oh Norman. New Sheriff & Other Police Turn BATES MOTEL In Aldergrove Into Crime Scene — Again

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Uh-oh Norman. White Pine Bay law enforcement is digging up bodies today at Bates Motel. And across the street in the woods. How many bodies are there? As a boy, Norman unknowingly killed his father Sam, who was abusing his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). As a teen, Norman in his Mother personna killed his teacher [...]

PREMIERE: BATES MOTEL Final Season With Freddie Highmore & Vera Farmiga Premieres February 20th on A&E


What have you done to Mother, Norman? Norman Bates’s descent into madness is complete in this teaser for Bates Motel fifth and final season. In last season’s penultimate episode Forever, Norman (Freddie Highmore) killed his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) in what he thought would be permanent carbon-monoxide-induced sleep for both. But he unexpectedly survived. In [...]