It’s that time again; Bates Motel is on tonight on A&E. Season 4 is well underway, and it looks like Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is beyond help at this point. In the sneak peek released by A&E, Norman refuses to take the medication his doctor prescribed him, and the nurse tells him that without taking his meds, he cannot be a part of the program. Of course, it’s fine by Norman, and he shouts he will leave the facility. As we will see, this is not okay, and when Norma (Vera Farmiga) hears of his new scheme to get out of the mental institution, she will be pretty upset with him.
Speaking of Norma, at the end of Bates Motel Episode 3, Norman tells his therapist, Dr. Edwards (Damon Gupton), that his mother is a serial killer. He placed the blame for the murders he’s committed at her feet. His doctor told him now that he’s admitted the truth to him, he will have to report it to the authorities. Norman seemed entirely at peace with his mother going down for his crimes.
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The one thing that isn’t clear about Norman is if he is aware that it is him committing the actual killing. He sees his mother doing the murders, so in his mind, she is the murderer. If this is the case, it would explain why he was convinced a couple of episodes ago that his mother moved Emma Decody’s mom’s body from the deep freezer.
In the Bates Motel preview for tonight’s episode titled “Lights Of Winter,” Norman calls his brother Dylan (Max Theriot) and warns him that trouble is coming. He tells him, “Mother is in trouble. The police may be..eh looking for her. The truth is going to come out.” Dylan felt confused by the conversation and asked Norman what he meant. He finally disclosed that people are going to be looking for Norma because the truth is coming out. “What truth?” Dylan asked him. Norman tells him nevermind, nothing is happening and advised him to forget he called.
According to the Bates Motel spoilers, Norman meets a friend in the institution, and they become inseparable. Social media is buzzing with speculations about this boy named Julian (Marshall Allman). Is it possible that this boy is not real after all? Maybe he is just a figment of Norman’s imagination. It isn’t apparent on the show yet if anyone else can see him; however, one thing is for sure. Norman (and Julian) break out of the hospital and spend a night in the town.
The Bates Motel spoilers indicate that they make a stop at a strip club and he gets a lap dance from an exotic dancer. IB times noted he asks her to call him “Mother” and places a screwdriver on the table. Will the stripper be Norman’s next victim? It’s apparent that Norman is not well, and it is only a matter of time before he kills again.
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Bates Motel spoilers seem to be pointing to Norman losing his mind and not having many lucid moments. It seems likely that he will try to hurt Norma or Sheriff Romero (Nester Carbonell) after he learns they married. It won’t matter to him that she did it to help him; Norman doesn’t take his mother’s attention very well.
Other Bates Motel spoilers revealed that Dylan will sense an urgency in Norman’s voice, and it sends chills down his spine. He worries about his mother being alone with him, so he rushes to aid in the family crisis. Apparently, this pulls Dylan in the family circle, and he tries to get his brother to see he needs treatment before he hurts himself or someone else. Can anyone reach Norman anymore? Is his friend Julian real or just another imaginary friend? Will Norman kill again? Watch Bates Motel Monday nights on A&E.
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