Bates Motel Review: Season 2 Episode 3 “Caleb” Aired on March 17, 2014, Is He Welcome in the Family? [WATCH VIDEO]
A&E’s “Bates Motel” Season 2 Episode 3 “Caleb” was aired on March 17, 2017. It was written by Alexandra Cunningham and directed by Lodge Kerrigan. “Bates Motel” Season 4 Episode 2 ”Caleb” focused on a major plot twist within the family of Norma (Vera Farmiga) and her sons Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot).
This week’s episode also shed the light on the introduction of several new characters including Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson), Cody Brennan (Paloma Kwiatkowski), Christine Heldens (Rebecca Creskoff) and Nick Ford (Michael O’Neil).
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According to IBTimes, Caleb is Norma’s estranged brother. Norma also claimed before that Caleb sexually abused her in the past. She revealed the disturbing news to Norman during the “Bates Motel” Season 1 finale. However, it seems that Dylan, Norma’s other son, doesn’t know of his uncle’s bad behaviour because he will try to bring Norma and Caleb closer.
Norman also met a new girl named Cody when he attended a memorial for Emma’s (Olivia Cooke) friend. In other “Bates Motel” news, Norma will finally find an ally who will help her to stop the bypass which will greatly affect their motel.
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According to TV By The Numbers, “Bates Motel” Season 2 Episode 3 “Caleb” got 1.84 million viewers in the U.S. on its air date (March 17, 2014), which is a few thousands shy from its average 2 million views every week since its Season One premiere on March 18, 2013.
IMDb also reported that “Bates Motel” Season 2 got high ratings from 134 users with 8.7 out of 10 stars (as of this writing).
TV.com users gave similar raves with 8.3/10 from 18 votes (as of this writing) and hailed Dylan Massett, Max Thieriot’s character, as this episode’s MVP.
“MikeOldBoy” of All Thats Epic, who gave the “Caleb” episode a B+ rating, praised the show’s current pace of the storyline but he is still wary of its flaws. Meanwhile, Ed Blackadder of 1nflux Magazine, another episode reviewer, also praised the show’s progress and the addition of intriguing characters is a plus.
After “Caleb,” “Bates Motel” Season 2 Episode 4 “Chec -Out” will be aired on March 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. Don’t miss “Bates Motel” Season 2 on the A&E Network. Watch out for news about “Bates Motel” including more recaps and spoilers, only here at Movie News Guide (MNG.)