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Freddie Highmore On 'Bates Motel' Series Finale: 'Beautifully Written End To The Show'!

Freddie Highmore On 'Bates Motel' Series Finale: 'Beautifully Written End To The Show'!

A&E’s Bates Motel wrapped up its five-season run with the episode “The Cord” last night (April 24), and now star Freddie Highmore is opening up about the epic finale.

SPOILER: “I think it was a beautifully written end to the show. I think (showrunners) Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were so smart to refer back to the pilot and bring things full circle,” the 25-year-old actor revealed (via Variety). “It felt very satisfying and hopefully and a little heartbreaking, too. Tucker (Gates) our main director deserves so much credit. He brought so much creatively and stylistically to the show from the very beginning.”

“I don’t know whether it’s a happy end or a sad end,” Freddie added. “In some ways, it does feel like the fitting end to a love story between Norma and Norman. They couldn’t be in life but they finally are in death. I just hope that whatever I do next people will care about it as much as they do with Bates Motel. I think that’s what’s made it the most special experience was that everyone was fully committed. They were invested in it. They wanted to be there. It was a unique show.”

Pictured: Freddie joined by co-star Vera Farmiga and showrunner Kerry Ehrin at their Television Academy Event for Bates Motel held at Universal Studios Hollywood on Monday (April 24) in Universal City, Calif.

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