"I'm guessing the reason why is I [stink] at spelling," said series co-creator Kerry Ehrin in a recent phone interview. "And it's also possible [previous motel owner] Keith Summers [stinks] at spelling."
"There's something wonderfully poetic about the fact that Seafarer was misspelled," added executive producer Carlton Cuse. "The funny thing is, our production designer and I spent a lot of time going over the shape and color of that neon sign and no one ever asked about the spelling of the name."
"I'm the world's worst speller," Ehrin said.
Meanwhile, one of the unresolved plot points in "Bates Motel" will remain unresolved, at least this season. Two weeks ago before he was killed, Deputy Shelby (Mike Vogel) shot at an Asian girl he'd been holding hostage as a sex trafficker as she ran off into the woods. Did he hit her? Did she escape?
"This is becoming like, 'What's up with the polar bear?' on 'Lost.' It's not one we expected," Cuse said. "We don't have further plans for the Asian girl and we did not expect the outpouring of interest, including from my own mother. We thought her story had been resolved."
So no decision on if she's dead or alive?
"We don't know," Ehrin said, "because we never mentioned it."