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Bates Motel Season 5

Bates Motel Season 5: House of Cards Actress Cast as Norma's Doppelganger

Bates Motel viewers will be seeing double when A&E’s Psycho thriller returns with its fifth and final season next year.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Isabelle McNally (House of Cards) is set to recur as Madeleine Loomis, a warm and kindhearted woman who bears a striking resemblance to a young Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). It’s not clear how exactly Madeleine will figure into Season 5, but her last name suggests she will somehow be connected to the arrival of Rihanna’s Marion Crane. In the original film, Marion’s boyfriend was named Sam Loomis. And, as we reported, Bates Motel is currently casting its own version of Sam.

My guess: Madeleine is Sam’s wife and Marion unwittingly becomes the Other Woman.

As exec producer Carlton Cuse previously teased to TVLine, “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.”

How do you suspect Madeleine will figure into Season 5? Deposit your theories in the comments!

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11 Comments
  1. Raul J says:

    With the name Madeline maybe “Bates Motel” will do homage to another Hitchcock classic, “Vertigo”.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting news. Looking forward to see how she does in the finale season of the show.

  3. Nate says:

    Calling it: she IS Sam. Lesbians.

  4. I will never understand how the Emmys have completely ignored this show. Best cast and writing on television.

  5. Joanne says:

    She is going to end up being Norma’s daughter she gave up for adoption.

  6. Lila is Marion’s sister. She ended up marrying Sam after Marion’s death. This was all in the underated Pyscho 2.

  7. Janen Mashrah says:

    Can I play this the last season and 2017 Bates Motel I l
    ove that show

  8. Janen Mashrah says:

    Bates Motel is the best show I have watching years..

  9. HeywoodJablowme says:

    The best show on TV as far as I’m concerned. Can’t think of a better mother/son relationship on TV that is this creepy.