This April, Bates Motel fans will be faced with the difficult task of saying goodbye when the show ends its five-season run on A&E. To help make the farewell a bit easier to bear, A&E will air a half-hour special called Bates Motel: The Check Out, following the season 5, and ultimately series, finale.

Deadline reports that Bates Motel: The Check Out will air around 11:00pm ET on A&E, right after the series finale. According to Deadline, the half-hour special will feature the show's creators, Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse, and cast members Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, and Nestor Carbonell, who will answer questions asked by fans via social media outlets. The series' most beloved moments, bloopers, and interviews will also be included in The Check Out. It's not known at this time if the special will be live or pre-recorded.

The next episode of Bates Motel, titled "Hidden," airs on Monday, March 13th. In case you missed it, check out photos and a preview video from the next episode, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Bates Motel.

Season 5 synopsis: "This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home, Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full-on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates."

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