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K Picks up after the Season 3 finale of Bates Motel. Norma and Alex's relationship continues to develop. normero. alexromero. normabates. +1 more. In classic Norma Bates fashion, she asked him to marry her so that Norman can get ending, puts a time limit on Alex Romero and Norma Bates. Trust me, Mrs . Romero, it's not you who will personally end this relationship. Bates Motel Recap: Introducing Mrs. Romero. By Brian Tallerico Their marriage needs to look real; people need to trust the sheriff. Could it Alex puts a tipsy Norma to bed without consummating their marriage. Good guy.
Dylan Is Finally Interesting!
Perhaps the most problematic character throughout the run of Bates Motel has been Dylan, the son of Norma and brother of Norman. This season however, Bates Motel had him focus on his budding relationship with Emma.
By the end of the season, Dylan and Emma moved to Seattle, giving both of them a season of almost complete normalcy. Instead of throwing Dylan into whatever darker plots the show could come up with, the character excelled and finally became intriguing when he was simply one of the more normal characters in the series.
Season Four ends with their anger towards each other at an all-time high, as Norman kills his mother and the woman Romero loves.
But yes, Season Four ended with Norman finally killing his mother, a moment that has been expected since the very beginning.
Still, it was shocking to see how early Bates Motel decided to kill off one of its leads. And the moment when Norman kills Norma is also far sweeter than expected. Norman kills his mother and almost himself through carbon monoxide poisoning. We all knew it was coming, but the peaceful nature of it all, makes the blow more intense.
If Bates Motel keeps to the story of the film, it will be an entire decade before we see Marion Crane—which I imagine the show will cut down on. Dylan and Emma have started a new life together, Romero is in prison and pissed, and Norman now has a dead body lounging around his house.
Hell, even Chick has an interesting plot, since he wants to check up on Norman now and again, making his death all the more inevitable. She asked him why he did it and he said he had to. Refraction As Romero got ready to leave for work, Norma told him how happy she was with him and they kissed.
After being threatened by Chick, she returned home angry but had cooled off by the time Romero returned. However, she wasn't pleased when he told her that Chick had arrived with the repaired window. She told him to go ahead and do his worst as she wouldn't back down. He left without a fight and a confused Romero asked what was going on so she told him everything about her past. She then told him to pack a bag and he asked where they were going. The Vault Norma and Romero continued to enjoy married life by sleeping together.
Later on in the morning, Romero finds Norma in the basement. She wants to make some home improvements which include hanging new drapes and planting fruit trees, the latter of which Romero says he can help with. She also says it would be a great idea to convert the cellar into a fruit cellar.
However, Norma says she's in financial trouble and is late on paying the bills. However, Romero reveals the bag of Bob Paris' money and even though Norma is reluctant to take it, he tells her she deserves something good in her life. Romero is hurt that Norma made the decision without him and she says she had to tell Norman that they were married for his sake as she had to protect him.
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Romero forgives her and says he wants to be a decent father figure so that they can get through this. Norma tells him things have changed which leads him to become suspicious about the closeness of their relationship. She tells him she loves him as she's interrupted by Norman calling for her. When Norma later shows up at Romero's house, he informs her about Norman's visit to him and tells her that she has to tell Norman the truth that they love each other and he has to deal with it.
Romero reassures Norma that he loves her and she feels the same way about him. Later on in the motel, an upset Norma says she told Norman everything and while Romero comforts her, Norman sneaks into the adjoining room and listens through the walls. He goes a step further by removing the painting on the wall and uses some tools to widen a hole so that he can spy on them having sex.
The following night, as Romero helps Norma set the table they share a kiss but are interrupted by Norman. After a failed attempt by Norma and Romero to assure Norman that the issues between them can be worked out, Norman takes his anger out on the shed with an axe, only moments after he had advanced on Romero looking to hurt him at first. Afterward, a clearly frightened and shocked Romero tells Norma that he's staying the night.
Unfaithful The following morning, Norma wakes up in her bed alone while Romero is on the couch downstairs, having spent the night there. She goes down to see him and he expresses his worries about Norman not being at Pineview but she refuses to listen, saying that she and Norman are two parts of the same person. Norma and Romero kiss each other as the latter leaves for work. While Norman's in therapy, Norma calls Romero, who again tries to persuade her that Norman being home isn't the best thing for either of them.
She's angry that as her husband he thinks he has a right to know what's best for her son but he tells her to ask Dr.
‘Bates Motel’: Norma and Romero’s marriage is ‘very complex’ – Screener
However, Norma thinks he's not giving Norman a chance and hangs up when her son leaves his session. Later in the day, Alex returns to his office only to be confronted by Norma about his plan with Dylan to send Norman back to Pineview. She says that no-one who truly loves her would ever go behind her back and tells him that she will never trust him again.
As Norma gets ready for bed, she writes Romero a note, telling him that she's sorry and that she will always love him, before placing it in an envelope with her wedding ring and leaving it on her dresser.
Sometime later, Romero returns to the house and is concerned to find the doors and windows locked. Upon entering, he calls out to Norma but gets no response. He goes upstairs and heads towards her room and opening the door he sees both Norma and Norman asleep on the bed.
‘Bates Motel’: Norma and Romero’s marriage is ‘very complex’
Still failing to get an answer, he attempts to rouse her but she is unresponsive and he smashes a window before carrying her from her room and laying her on the floor in the hallway, opening the other windows and returning for Norman, who he lays beside his mother. He attempts CPR on Norma but she remains unresponsive.
Alex breaks down crying and embracing Norma, knowing that she is dead. Forever As the ambulance takes Norma's body away, Romero, still shocked that his wife is dead, stands alone on the steps to the house. Romero is interviewed by a detective named Chambers, who shows him the letter that Norma wrote which includes her wedding ring. He says that they were only married for two weeks but has a feeling that Norman had something to do with it.
Later on, Romero goes to the morgue as he wishes to see his deceased wife and opens a drawer to uncover her corpse. With tears in his eyes, Romero tells Norma that he loves her and places her wedding ring back on her finger. He later shows up at her funeral and an angry Norman returns the wedding ring which Romero takes back but then he punches Norman and a fight erupts.
Justin and his son attempt to break it up with Justin threatening to call the police. Romero informs him that he is the police and leaves. Norman Season 5 After leaving Maggie Summers' house, Romero goes to the Bates house and sees Norma's ghost on the stairs in the empty house. He follows it upstairs where he sees the empty floor space where he tried to administer CPR on her lifeless body and sees her ghost again at the dressing table in her room before it disappears.
Quotes Season 1 Norma Bates: Well, I, um, I see that there's a seat open on the city planning committee, and I wanted you to put me forward for it. Maybe I can influence their decision. Why would I do that?
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Because I thought you would. Because because of what we've been through.