‘Bates Motel’: 5 Creepiest Mother-Son Moments [Video]
Bates Motel isn't Hitchcock, and doesn't try to be. But the show does make intelligent use of what you already know about Norman Bates and his mother. which chronicles the evolution of this most disturbing of mother-son relationships. First. Fifty-three years after Norman Bates scared moviegoers out of their wits by and explores the relationship between 'Psycho' Norman and his mom sees violent crime as an opportunity for old-fashioned mother-son bonding. 10 Super Awkward Mother-Son Moments On “Bates Motel” Norman Bates Motel, .. and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
He is humble and tongue-tied with his new classmates he and his mother move from Arizona following his father's untimely death at the series' startbut he's capable too of trashing his room and sneaking out to a party where the DJ plays Radiohead. He longs for his own voice, but is also that loving son who wants to do the right thing as his mom defines it.
That mom is here young, blond, and even sexy. Farmiga gives Norma multiple layers, from the supportive, genuinely loving mother to a brutally manipulative Lady Macbeth who uses reverse psychology and twisted logic to convince Norman that his obedience to her is only sensible. Norma believes her own stories, that victims deserve what they get, that her ends justify her means; mother and son do have a new business to run, after all, and so she insists they keep focused -- on each other.
It also follows Norman's efforts to live apart from his mother, a process that looks doomed to failure. Bates Motel isn't Hitchcock, and doesn't try to be. But the show does make intelligent use of what you already know about Norma and Norman in their efforts to "start over," as she says repeatedly. And it works up a suspense all its own: Like Hitchcock's movie, the show uses moody lighting to suggest Norman and his mother's internal states: As in the film, the attraction here is Norman's and now Norma's multiple facets.
But though his mother insists, "As long as we're together nothing bad can really happen, right Norman? She ended the conversation, saying she wasn't hungry and she angrily signed the permission slip before leaving to get groceries. The next day, after a tense confrontation with the motel's previous owner, Norma was on the phone and Norman doing homework, when their doorbell rang.
Not being fooled, Norma turned the girls' offer down. Norma and Norman had an explosive argument about Norma's controlling attitude and it ended with Norman stomping upstairs to his room. He snuck out of the house and joined the girls only to be taken to a party. While he was out, Keith Summers brutally attacked Norma. Norman soon returned only to find his mother being raped.
Once rescued, Norma stabbed Mr. Norman professed that she was everything to him. Norma replied that she loved him and he reciprocated. As Norma and Norman stared outside his window as the sign for Bates Motel was being hung, they embraced each other once again as Norma stated that so long as they were together nothing bad could happen. Realizing that she needed an ally, Norma quickly took advantage of Officer Shelby's rather obvious crush on her, and agreed to go to the town's hoe down with him.
Not keen on his mother shaking her goods to keep the cops off their tails, Norman threw a silent tantrum. Brushing off his response Norma claimed that it didn't mean anything and that she was just doing what needed to be done. Either oblivious to his manner or simply not caring, Norma stripped off her shirt in front of Norman revealing corset lingerie, which visibly made him uncomfortable but clearly not too much since it took him a glance or two to decide that he should look away.
Once done Norman pleaded with her that she didn't have to do this, which Norma quickly took offense to, convinced that her son thought she was whoring herself out to keep the cops away. Norman refused to listen once more and continued to say how he doesn't want her to go.
Norman decided that since it was a community event then he would crash her not date with Shelby and go with her. Norma grabbed his hands to stop him from putting his shoes on and once again reassured Norman that there was nothing going on with her and Officer Shelby and that she wasn't actually interested him.
Nice Town You Picked, Norma After Norman fainted in class, he was taken to the hospital where the doctor wanted to keep him in overnight for observation.
Against doctor's wishes, Norma decided to bring him home and when they were home, Norman told Norma that he kept Summer's utility belt which was now missing.
Norma had dinner with Shelby and he revealed that he took Keith Summers' belt so Norma told Norman what Shelby had said but Norman claimed that he may have been using her. What's Wrong With Norman Norman told Norma that he went to get the belt from Shelby's house after she told him to do so, but Norma told him he imagined stuff that didn't happen sometimes.
She didn't appear to believe him when he told her about the imprisoned girl either, but the next time she was over at Shelby's house she snuck down to the basement to look for herself but everything incriminating was gone.
When Norma found out from Dylan that Norman was out with a girl she became very upset, with Dylan confronting her about her behavior, stating that he knew enough of what she had done, giving him the right to take Norman away from her to stay with him. Trust Me Having spent the night with Bradley, Norman returned home to find that Norma had been arrested.
When he and Dylan went to see her at the jail, he asked how they could help but Norma just mocked him, saying that any mother would be broken in half by such devotion. When Norman finally paid the bail money, he showed up to collect Norma but she told him she would walk home, clearly unhappy that he wasn't there for her the previous night. After storming out of the attorney's office, Norma and Norman got into a fight on the way home and she told him to get out of the car. When he refused to do so, she got out of the car and physically removed him before driving off.
When Norma was locking up the motel for the night, she saw Emma's car and thought that she and Norman were up to no good so she went to investigate and found them in a motel room with Jiao, the girl from Shelby's basement. Norma accused him of lying and got a newspaper to show the photo of Shelby from the hoe down and Jiao confirmed him as the man who held her captive in his basement, which proved that Norman was telling the truth. Ocean View In the aftermath of Jiao's revelation, Norma jumped in her car with Norman in hot pursuit.
Eventually, the vehicle came to a halt and Norman tosses the car keys out the window.
Norma said that Shelby couldn't be allowed to get away with this and Norman promised her that they would get him, they just have to do it the right way. This seemed to appease her. He asked if there was something wrong with him, but Norma said there wasn't.
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He took the family hostage and when he assaulted Norma, Norman flew into a fit of rage but Shelby threw him against a wall, knocking him out. Norma dragged her son's unconscious body to the car as a fight broke out in the house between Shelby and Dylan. Shelby escaped and headed for Norma's car before a shot rang out, killing him. Norma confessed to Dylan that Norman had killed his father in a fit of rage when she was being attacked and had no recollection of it. She said that Norman needed to be protected.
The Truth When Emma called to the house asking to see Norman, Norma went upstairs to tell Norman that she was there but Norman refused to see her. Norma said that Norman wasn't feeling well but Emma knew he was really pining for Bradley. Norma asked Emma for a lift into town and Emma passed by the gym where Bradley worked out and showed her to Norma.
Norma imagined her having sex with Norman and felt uncomfortable. That evening, she lectured Norman about Bradley, saying that it wasn't acceptable that she should turn up on their doorstep one day after they moved in and advised him to be careful. Norman got angry with her and stormed off.
The Man in Number 9 When Norma was called to the school meet Blaire Watson and Tom Hutchins to discuss Norman's behavior, Norma asked Blaire Watson if it was appropriate for her to be touching her students in the way she did. They advised her to consult with a psychologist and Norma made an appointment, but she couldn't stop interfering whenever Norman was asked a question.
He suggested that Norma may have had control issues over her son. Norma angrily refuted this. A Boy and His Dog As Norma searched for possible places to move to, Norman came in with the taxidermied Juno under his arm, He asked Norma for her approval, and trying to be supportive, Norma gave her approval.
Norman said that he a good day in school and was getting good grades, subtly telling her that he didn't want to move. Norma said it was the grades that counted, not the school. She later announced that she had found them a place to live, but Norman said he was happy in White Pine Bay and said that no matter where they went things would be the same, accusing her of being crazy before apologizing.
When Emma arrived up at the house, clearly high, Norma told Norman to get her toast and juice. Later, as Norman lay in bed, Norma asked if she could sleep in the room as she was still freaked out after finding Zach Shelby's corpse on her bed. Norman offered to sleep on the floor, but Norma climbed in beside him for a cuddle. Underwater Norma went to see Dr. Kurata alone and asked for advice on how to handle stress.
He asked why she's feeling stress.
‘Bates Motel’: 5 Creepiest Mother-Son Moments
She says just normal life stuff and he asked about Norman. She said it was fine, saying he was such a good boy. He noted he was not really a boy anymore and asked if it was going to be hard when he left to go to college.
Norma figured he would go locally. He asked if she thought this was what parenting would be like when she was a little girl.Bates Motel: The Evolution of Norma and Norman - A&E
She mulled it over and said she couldn't remember. While waiting for Emma to arrive to pick him up for the dance, Norma made a stunning confession to Norman, saying she wanted someone to know the truth about her. She grew up in Akron, OH and her older brother repeatedly raped her from when she was 13 until he moved out, many years. Her mother was mentally checked out, they were poor, and her father was so terrible she was worried that if she told him that he would kill her brother.
One day, when he was doing things to her she heard her father come home and she jumped up so quickly that she hit an iron and it fell on her leg, which is where that scar comes from. Norman cried and said he was sorry and they hugged. She said it didn't matter since it was a long time ago but she wanted someone to know it about her in case anything happened. When Norman got into a fight with Bradley's boyfriend after repeatedly eyeing Bradley at the winter formal, he ran off and Blaire Watson saw him by the roadside and offered to take him back to her house to get cleaned up.
While there, she went to her bedroom to get out of her dress, leaving the door open, and Norman saw a vision of Norma who told him what he needed to do as he headed towards Blaire Watson's bedroom.
Sometime later, he ran home and was almost run over by Norma. Seeing his face, she asked what happened but all he could remember was Blaire Watson offering to drive him home and then he was running in the rain. They hugged and she said that everything would be okay, before Blaire Watson's corpse was shown on her bedroom floor with her throat slit. Midnight Season 2 After Norma got an automatic message from the school about Blaire Watson's death, she asked Norman about the last time he saw her.
He admitted that she was going to drive him home but couldn't remember anything else until he was running home through the rain. They went the funeral and Norman took it very hard. Norma and Norman went home and he asked who would do something like this. When she was teaching him how to drive, he drove them to the cemetery and she accused him of having a morbid obseesion with Blaire Watson's death. After Romero told Norma that Norman had called to the police station to see him, Norma stormed home to confront Norman, who revealed that Blaire Watson actually had taken him back to her house.
He said that she sort of made him feel uncomfortable with the touching and the strip tease. It made him scared that she might have done something or hurt him so he took off running. He couldn't remember what happened in between but he blamed himself for her death because he thought someone broke in after he left and he could have stopped it.
In order to bond with him, Norma told him that she wanted both of them to audition for the community musical. Norman was initially reluctant but went along with it so she wouldn't be disappointed.
When they went to the audition, he revealed that he had to be somewhere else and she told him to cancel. He told her that he didn't want to do the audition and she said she wanted to do something fun together. Norman then said that they were always together; they worked together and ate together. Norma then asked if he told her everything about Blaire being killed, because of the pearls she found. Norman told her that he found them in his pocket after and hugged his mother trying to comfort her.
He told her it was nothing and that she was getting all worked up over an idea of nothing. Norman told her that they would do the audition together and that he would cancel his plans. Shadow of a Doubt When Norman asked Norma about practicing for the musical but Norma said that she didn't get the role and he was cast in the chorus, so they weren't doing it any more.
Norman later went to the theatre and met the cashier from the grocery store, Cody, who suggested that he should work backstage and he asked Norma's permission, which she granted. That evening after Norma returned home from Christine Heldens' party, Dylan confronted her about Caleb and she admitted that he repeatedly raped her as a teenager, which Dylan refused to believe.
They started to argue and Norman heard it as he walked in the door. He rushed to his mother's defense and tackled Dylan to the ground, telling his mother that he wouldn't allow her to be treated like that. Their fight stopped when Norma blurted out that Caleb was Dylan's biological father. Caleb As Norma got dressed to go out to dinner with the Heldens, Norma spied on her from the door before she saw him and asked for help with fastening the back of her dress.
He encouraged her to go out. After Cody suggested that Norman get revenge on Caleb by confronting him at his motel, he bottled at the last minute and returned home, where he hid as Norma and Dylan fought again and the latter stormed out.
Norman returned to his uncle's motel and it soon became clear that he was taking on Norma's personality when he told Caleb about all those years of being raped. He went for his uncle with a knife but was wrestled to the ground and kicked. Check-Out Norma approached Cody as the latter arrived to pick Norman up for work and she acted rudely towards Norma. As Norman ran back to the house to get something, he told Norma about Cody.
The Escape Artist When Norman returned home, Norma found a bottle cap on the floor and flipped out on him for drinking. She climbed out and allowed Norman to get back in the car and leave with her. However, Cody went to her house to get some alcohol and the two teenagers spent the afternoon at the river drinking and making out, before Emma and Gunner showed up. After Norma received the news that she had been given a place on the council, she and Norman celebrated before going to take his driver's test.
However, as Norman prepared to take it, Emma phoned Norma to tell her that Cody had said Norman had a blackout. Concerned, Norma questioned the driving instructor, who said that it was unsafe for Norman to take the test. On the way home, Norma and Norman argued and he got out of the car, telling her to go home alone.
Plunge After accidently killing Jimmy Brennen, Norman was taken to the police station for questioning while Norma was at city hall. Romero interrupted Norma's meeting with Max Borowitz to tell her what happened and took her to see Norman.
George Heldens arrived and Norman felt a bit jealous, asking why he was there but Norma said that George was an attorney who could help them. Norma later approached Cody and asked her not to mention Norman's blackouts to the police.
Norman was eventually free to go and Norma took him home. Romero told Norma that Jimmy's death was being ruled accidental and that Norman was in the clear. Cody dropped by to tell Norman that she was moving to Indiana to live with her aunt and that they would no longer be in contact, but advised him to find out from Norma what happened when he blacked out. Norman confronted his mother about his blackouts. She said they were troubling but refused to take an steps to manage the situation, leading to Norman angrily storming off.
Presumed Innocent After searching Norman's room, Norma found him in the motel office and invited him to go on a mother-son date with her that evening.
Norman turned her down and headed back to the house. However, her visit to George's house was cut short when she started crying and she decided to go home to see Norman. He reminded her that she was the one keeping secrets from him. Norman stormed off and said that he didn't trust her anymore. He grabbed her arms and told her that it was all just a game, that they were devoted to each other and love each other. Norma cried that they did love each other.
Norman announced that he was going to his room and instructed her not to follow him. She banged on his bedroom door but he had locked her out. When Norman heard a noise that he thought was Norma returning home, he went to investigate, only to be subdued by Jodi's guard.
Norma suddenly awoke in George's bed. Meltdown When Norma returned home from George's house, Norman was nowhere to be found so believing that he was still avoiding her, she left several voicemails on his phone. Nick Ford contacted her and said that he was holding Norman captive and that he wanted her to tell Dylan to visit him. Romero told her that a semen sample that matched Norman had been found in Blaire Watson and after he left, Norma collapsed and left Norman another voicemail, telling him that he meant the world to her.
Still trapped in the box, Norman's sanity began to slip and he hallucinated his mother reassuring him that she loved him and that everything would be okay. Hours later, Norma was awoken by the doorbell ringing and answered it to find Romero there.
Romero promised to find Norman.
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Meanwhile, Norman hallucinated the night he killed Blaire Watson and saw himself having sex with her before he slashed her neck and left with her pearls. When Norma learned that Dylan found Norman, she expressed her love for him. Norma was there as Norman awoke and she attempted to calm his fears.
She had an entire story ready to go and quickly shuffled Norman off and got him to bed to rest. That evening at the dinner table, Norman confessed to his mother that he believed he may have killed Miss Watson. He said that he started to recall things when he was in the box. It forced him to see himself having visions that told a story of what happened. While Norma told him not to say such things, he continued on that they had to face the truth.
Norma got very angry and screamed at him, then continued to peacefully eat her dinner, as she instructed him to do as well. Later, Norman dug around in a drawer for a gun and Norma kept an eye on him throughout the night. As Norman and Norma were doing dishes he asked her to spend time with him after he was told about the scheduled polygraph. Norman puts the music on and they began to dance. As they danced, Norman shared his feelings and told her that she was the best mother in the world.
When Norma arrived home from visiting Dylan, she called for Norman, but couldn't find him. She saw a gift on her bed from him with a note.
Norma was able to catch up to him and saw that he had a gun. She ran after him and he ran away. He fell and hurt himself and she was able to catch up to him. He told her that he was bad and wanted to kill himself.
He told her she cannot stop him. She was able to get the gun away and begged him to stay with her so they cukd work through things together because she would surely die without him.
The next morning, in preparation of the polygraph test, Norma and Norman had breakfast before heading out. They arrived for the test and Norma was asked to wait outside as they administered the test. He was asked several questions about lying, stealing, holding information, and then he was asked questions about Blaire Watson. When Norman was asked whether or not he killed her, he saw Norma talking to him. That gave him the ability to pass the polygraph because knowing he himself didn't do it, he could say so without lying.
In his mind, it was his mother that committed the bad acts. Just then, Romero shared the good news with Norma and she ws shocked and relieved to find out he passed the test. The Immutable Truth Season 3 After spending the summer with his mother, Norman was now 18 years old and still sleeping in the same bed as her. Dylan questioned her about it, saying that it wasn't right.
Norman returned to school to begin his year as a sophomore, but refused to get out of the car until Norma forcefully grabbed him out of it in front of his schoolmates. When he hallucinated Blaire Watson while having lunch, he ran home to Norma and told her. It was decided that he should be homeschooled.
As they lay in bed together, Norma decided it would better if he went back to his own room to sleep, which he didn't take too kindly to. He also took an interest in a new motel guest, Annika Johnson, and that evening as he shooed a raccoon away from a pile of garbage, he noticed the window to Annika's room was open and approached it. He observed her taking a shower until he was caught by Norma, who told him it wasn't normal to be peering into the guests' room.
He later found her crying on her bed and believed he had something to do with it, but she said it was because of her mother.