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SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Films Norma (Vera Farmiga) & Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) at the Horseshoe Bay Motel for 2×04

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Update: Norma’s brother Caleb (Kenny Johnson) is staying at The King’s Motel played by the Horseshoe Bay Motel in West Vancouver. First Norma (Vera Farmiga) and then Norman (Freddie Highmore) go there to confront him about sexually abusing Norma as a child.

How many motels are there in White Pine Bay? And what is the owner of the Bates Motel doing at a rival one? Last September Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) backed out her Mercedes in a hurry from White Pine Bay’s The King’s Motel played by West Vancouver’s  Horseshoe Bay Motel and drove off.

Norma sits in the car staring up at her brother’s motel room.

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Behind the scenes footage of the crew at work in the motel parking lot is part of the season two trailer.

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Backing out in a hurry.

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And then coming straight at me on the corner.

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Crew with technocrane for overhead shot.

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After dark, production moved up to the second level of the motel to film scenes of  Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) entering a room to confront his uncle Caleb (Kenny Johnson). Note the Oregon State Tourism sign in the motel office window.

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Norman enters the motel room to confront Caleb.

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Norma’s signature Mercedes wraps for the night (both of them).

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And there was even later night scene inside Blenz Coffee of Norman (Highmore) sitting catatonic after his encouter with Caleb.

Bates Motel re-opens for business Monday, March 3rd, on A&E.

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