Bates Motel
First You Dream, Then You Die

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 13 USERS: A
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The Cord of Communion

Something bad, probably multiple somethings, really happen. Dylan, for starters, and of course Norma's gotta work Plan Shelby, so that'll be a relief. But hopefully we'll get to know the school kids better, before the cops come back about Summers. It won't be long -- he represented this evil town's reaction to their presence and it didn't die just because he did -- but I'd like to see the motel up and running, so they have something at stake. I'm trying to avoid spoilers because clearly this is going to be a shitstorm. But there's one thing I am really intensely curious about:

BECAUSE

At this moment of his smile at the window, as she's saying those last words, somewhere -- who knows where, maybe in a basement or an attic somewhere, maybe right in this room -- a fluorescent light, just as lovely and just as pale, flickers on. It shines on a girl, chained to the floor. A man wraps rubber around her arm and pulls out a needle. Her T-shirt barely covers her. She rouses, shivering. One eye opens to the cold, concrete world.

One way to answer the next question is: If she doesn't know whether she's real anymore, how are we supposed to say?

JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Good Wife, Bates Motel, and Defiance for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and an upcoming regular column for Tor.com.

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