Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of Bates Motel.
Following a stormy evening’s drive (and super uncomfortable chat with Norman), Marion jumped into the shower in her Bates Motel room to clean up.
But unlike the 1960 movie, in which Janet Leigh’s version of the character met her untimely fate, she survived her bath -- though Bates Motel made sure to keep viewers waiting with bated breath as camera shots paid homage to the Alfred Hitchcock classic.
“This drip is sh*t!” Marion complained to herself after aggressively turning away the shower curtain, before learning that Sam was married and leaving town with her suitcase full of cash, seemingly saying goodbye to White Pine Valley and all its unfortunate glory.
So if it wasn’t Marion who died, which character met their violent death?
“Marion?” Sam said hopefully, peeking through the plastic shower curtain when he heard the door click open.
Without another moment’s hesitation, Norman walked purposefully into the bathroom -- knife in hand -- and began stabbing Sam several times. “Oh Mother,” Norman says in despair, blood spattered on his face. “What have I done?”
By the end of the episode, Rihanna seemed in awe of her own performance, cheering on her dramatic driving-in-the-rain scene and applauding Highmore's Norman with a powerful "Yes, Norman!"
"It was such a pleasure watching this with you guys," she told her fans at the end of the video. "I only got to read, like, eight comments to be completely honest… I’ll try to be better next time."
Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
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