“Bates Motel,” A&E’s hugely praised series has been quite successful by releasing a fresh lease of life into the popular horror classic and each of its episodes keeps the fans engrossed with nerve-racking moments. Each season, the characters keep on opening up their personalities’ fresh sides and such kind of intricacies to make the story more engaging. In White Pine Bay, things are changing continuously.
As per the reports of Hollywood there is some interesting revelation about Norma. With every new episode, there are more and more secrets unfolding about her character, like why Norman is psycho and the power dynamic between Norman and Norma. Norman gets into severe psychosis and it becomes furthermore difficult for Norma to find a way out to help him.
The show is a prequel to the 1960 film “Psycho.” It also leads to the apparent question of how Bates Motel will end. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, the creators of the show told Variety that they have planned the ending of the show, ” it is not a show that should run for 10 years.” Cuse quoted , “it’s a story that has a beginning, middle and end, and we want to write to the end of it.” Kerry also added, “from the end of the first season, Carlton and I both had the exact same instinct of five seasons.”
Although the show has diverted greatly from the original “Psycho” and it has done its own characters change, fans would expect the show’s end at least to honor the movie’s original ending.
Spoiler alert: At Psycho’s end, we get to know that Norma and her lover are killed by Norman. He then wears her clothes taking her person and believing that he is her. He also keeps her mummified body around, posing as if she is around.
Going by Norman’s behavior in season 4, it is quite convincing for traditionalist to feel that this is the best ending for Bates. However, one can’t deny the thrill from the turns and twist of the show; it would be quite astonishing to see Norma surfacing as the real villain. It wouldn’t be too surprising to assume her as the killer of Sheriff Romero. But wouldn’t it be extreme if she brings another twist and kills Norman too? Norman is her best blessing as well as her worst curse, and her continuous worrying could lead her downfall.
The show is currently in its fourth season, and has been renewed for a fifth, which will air in 2017.