Rihanna’s ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene In ‘Bates Motel’ Throws A Curveball

That's why she's the BadGalRiri.


If you thought Rihanna would end up like the original Marion Crane did in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho, think again. Rih is playing the iconic role on the fifth and final season of Bates Motel. We're two episodes in, and last night's show featured a reenactment of one of the most famous scenes in movie history, only with a major plot twist. Rihanna wasn't surprised and stabbed.

NYMag explains:

"In the previous episode, Rihanna/Marion checked in to the eponymous motel to hide out after stealing $400,000 from her boss, and it was assumed that this week we’d finally get a reenactment of the iconic shower murder scene from the 1960 horror classic. But this is RiRi we’re talking about, and you can be damn sure she’s not about to get murdered by some taxidermy-loving mama’s boy while she’s washing her hair."

"While we do see Rihanna/Marion showering while Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) spies on her through a peephole, before he can try anything, she declares “screw this shit!” and steps out to go track down her boyfriend, Sam (Austin Nichols). But when Rihanna/Marion finds out that Sam has been cheating on her, she flees with her cash in hand — leaving him to be shower-stabbed in her place."

If she had muttered "bitch better have my money" next, my life would be complete.

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