“He said I might be attracted to you sexually,” said Norman tremulously. Norma reacted to this as she always does — with apoplectic denial: “It’s frickin’ normal!” she replied. “Sex is confusing!” she told her teen son. “Don’t ever let anyone’s words come between us,” said Norma, pulling Norman into a smothering hug. “This is the only thing that’s real, you and me.”
Where can this go? I’m worried about the idea of it. That’s what writers and showrunners want however. It’s truly A&E’s only series worth watching now that “Longmire” has departed for greener pastures at Netflix.
At one point this week, Norma stated, “You’re gonna kill me, Norman!” From any other exasperated mom, this would be a normal turn of phrase. But since we know this little relationship ends in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” the writers are pushing right up to that standard.
“Bates Motel” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on A&E.