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The cast of Bates Motel sums up the show's plot in 30 seconds

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Bates Motel is the story of Norma and Norman Bates, a (potentially too) loving mother and her (potentially crazy) son, who run a motel. Simple, right? Well, not so much. Let’s not forget about Norma Bates’ other son, the town’s drug trade, the numerous murders, Norma’s ongoing flirtation with Sheriff Romero, and every blackout in between.

With that in mind, we asked the Bates Motel cast—Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, and Nestor Carbonell—to sum up three seasons worth of drama in 30 seconds. Check out how they did:

Bates Motel‘s season three finale airs Monday, May 11 at 9 p.m. on A&E.