'Bates Motel': The New Guest Stars Checking In for Season 2 Drama
Not that Norma, Norman, and Dylan need any help finding themselves in the middle of all kinds of drama, but they're about to get some helping hands with a slew of new "Bates Motel" guest stars. They're all familiar faces — who isn't always happy to see "Alias" star Michael Vartan back on the tube? — and many of them have worked with the "Bates" cast in the past.
Oh, and speaking of the past, at least one new guest star, a certain beloved alum from "The Shield," is going to stir up all kinds of outrageous drama from Mama Bates's traumatic childhood …
As: George Heldens, a nice guy and recent divorcé who will become Norma's new love interest.
You know him from: "Alias," where he was CIA agent Michael Vaughn; "HawthoRNe," where he was surgeon Tom Wakefield; and from one of the most underrated romantic comedies ever, "Never Been Kissed."
Six degrees of Bates: Vartan was the grown-up version of Lancelot and Freddie (Norman) Highmore was the young version of King Arthur in the 2001 TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon."
As: Caleb Calhoun, Norma's brother, who she hasn't seen since she was a kid. Last season, she revealed her brother had sexually assaulted her when she was younger, though A&E describes Caleb as "at once menacing and heartbreaking … [he] is looking for something he doesn't even understand."