Bates Motel season 5 which is said to be the last for the series has something in store which might excite or upset the audience. Spoilers of the show revealed a few details which hinted that it might not follow Psycho, the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film from which it adapts its story line.
Bates Motel season 5 plot seems to be drastically different from the original movie.
What are the reasons behind it?
#Entry of A New Character
A new character is debuting into the story and this entry hints that the plot is going to differ drastically from the original movie. According to sources, Isabelle McNally is going to play Madeleine Loomis. Many of you must be familiar with the last name, although this character never appeared in the original film. Yes, the surname Loomis does remind of a major character in the movie–Sam Loomis.
— Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) September 22, 2016
#Madeleine resembles Norma
McNally looks a lot like Vera Farmiga, who is playing the role of Norma Bates. If you remember, in the movie, Norman (now played by Freddie Highmore) killed Marion Crane (Rihanna) as she looks like Norma. Nevertheless, it is evident that Rihanna does not resemble Farmiga. This might lead to shifting the focus on Madeleine Loomis played by McNally.
According to Cinema Blend this great resemblance between McNally and Farmiga might indicate that Norman is going to stab Madeleine to death in the motel bathroom, instead of Marion Crane.
# Adding something new from the original
“We wanted the final season to allow us to do our spin of the ‘Psycho’ lore. We will be colliding with certain events in the narrative of the film, but it would be boring to just recreate ‘Psycho,'” conveyed Carlton Cuse, show-runner and series creator while explaining the reasons behind changing the plot.
— Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) September 19, 2016
Looks like Bates Motel season 5 is going to be filled with surprises for the audiences. Whether the drastic changes in the plot will be accepted by the fans, it will be revealed once the season premieres in 2017.