The Good Bits: Bates Motel(s4ep2)

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Spoilers ahead, as per usual!

We’re only in the beginning of the season and the fecal matter has hit the fan at a high speed.

I love it.

Death Check: Yep, Emma’s mom is still dead. She dead real good.

Norman Bates is a flight risk.

Really, he is. For a kid that ran away all the time, this man has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that his mother locked him in the room. For the sole purpose of keeping him in one place! Apparently he’s forgotten that he has a history of fleeing! Honestly Norman, I expected better of you.

If I can’t expect a sociopath to be understanding, then who can I turn to!?

For someone who keeps blacking out, he’s awfully suspicious of his mother.

He’s the one that’s blacking out and having visions. As though suddenly stopping and staring at your reflection in the mirror is a normal thing. It is, if you’re in That’s So Raven, but considering the genre of this program, the network, and hell the title alone? Yeah…not so normal at all.

Although the idea of normal is rather subjective, and we all have these differing ideas because of how we were socialized growing up. For all I know you may think it’s completely normal to envision your mother murdering and disposing of bodies. Whatever floats your normal boat!

Romero has a secret money stash.

He took great  care of his stash too. Under the floorboards, a tried and true classic, but it was wrapped in plastic. No bug will be eating his hard earned and or swiped cash, that’s for sure!

Though more importantly, Romero clearly has a heart of gold. He goes behind Norma’s back to secure her son a spot in the institution AND says he’s going to marry her. Honestly, what a sweetheart!

Norman flips the tables on Norma.

It’s  so disconcerting how easily he does this. He changes it around so that Norma’s the one held hostage in the home while he leaves freely to do what he must. He’s completely transformed from the naive boy from season one, and I feel a little bad for this pitiful young man.

…Then again he’s on a killer murder spree right now so….maybe not too bad.

Dylan gets the dad speech.

Ah, classic dad speech. Want the best for your daughter and you don’t want her to be held back by the pot-selling kid with the screwed up brother. What’s so touching about this is that Emma’s father tells Dylan he’s too good to be selling pot, he doesn’t deserve a life like that. Clearly Dylan has needed to hear that, as I doubt Norma spends any time praising him.

Perhaps this will lead to him and Emma leaving town. Running away together to start their lives anew and get away from Norman before he turns around and spills their insides on the motel floor.

Stay tuned where next Monday Norma learns that when you marry someone you have to live together!

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One thought on “The Good Bits: Bates Motel(s4ep2)

  1. Re how it’s disconcerting how Norman turns the tables on Norma….I know, right? Disconcerting, too, how she buys into it so easily! Where’s the confidence, Norma Jean? Oh, right, a lot of your “confidence” is forced bravado. Poor Norma.

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