And the truth is that since the soaring episode 2, this season has been coasting along.
I suspect we’re just going through a lot of place-setting to end in a textbook Bates bombshell climax to the season, but I bitched on Game of Thrones for overindulging on that. So I have to bitch on it here, too.
A bitch on you, Bates Motel.
We live in a world where Pretty Little Liars can spend ten episodes hyping and building to a dumb, impotent season finale reveal, and Bates Motel can break out its most consistently intense and status-quo-altering episode in only its second outing of the season.
And thank God for that.