Bates Motel 1.03 “What’s Wrong With Norman”


Where to begin with the episode…so much was revealed. This is another show that I was anxiously waiting and it was so worth the wait. The mother, Norma, does such an amazing job acting and showing the different sides of her character. Norman really showed his colors in this episode – blowing up at Emma. I just love the dynamics between all the characters. We learned that Norman has black outs, which is something I read of on the Internet, that people had this theory and that he was the one who killed his dad. We were led to believe that it was Norma, but looking back, she was very calm about the whole thing, like covering up for Norman was a natural and often occurrence.

And I knew it, I just knew that Deputy Shelby was up to no good and this episode brought that to light. He was just too smooth and cool. But I never thought that he was the one who actually had the girl from the first episode. I just thought maybe he knew about all that going on. And now Norma is going to get stuck in the middle of all that trying to save Norman’s secret of keeping that utility belt. Ugh.

Ew, ew, and some more ew…..the weird things going on between Norman and Norma are just gross. I wonder how far this show will take that. I’m sure we’ll find out because I think they will only share more and more with each other.

I haven’t been a fan of the brother, Dylan, but it appears that the next episode he helps Norman figure out what he sees in Deputy Shelby’s basement. So now the question I have is, did Shelby know someone was there and move everything out OR did Norman imagine the whole thing?