‘Bates Motel’ Season 4 Finale: Is Norma Alive?, What You Can Expect

The Bates Motel Season 4 finale airs tomorrow night on A&E. Whether or not Norma is still alive remains a mystery. If you’ve already seen the promo for the episode entitled “Norman,” you probably know it doesn’t reveal much in the way of important facts.

But, there is a bit of good news to report. According to Design & Trend, executive producers (Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse) decided to share a few details in advance.

First of all, this episode of Bates Motel begins right where last week’s episode left off. How can we forget the horrible image of Norma lying motionless in the hallway, while Romero went back into her bedroom to rescue Norman? If only she hadn’t told the good sheriff things were over between them, things might be different. They might all be dead!

Cuse indicated that the majority of questions from last week’s episode will be answered tomorrow night. However, be prepared for a traditional cliffhanger ending, according to Ehrin. That being said, expect to see more of Dylan, Chick and the Romero crime story come into play.

In addition, Ehrin made reference to romance in the upcoming episode of Bates Motel. As she put it, “the most shocking thing about it is that it has a little bit of a sense of fun.” How’s that for provoking more than a little curiosity? Fun romance in the midst of death and insanity.

As recently reported by The Inquisitr, Ehrin and Cuse are hosting a Q&A session tomorrow afternoon. If you have time to kill, no pun intended, head on over to the show’s official Facebook page. There’s no better time to get your questions answered.

In the event you’re not aware, Season 5 of Bates Motel is slated to air sometime before the end of 2016. Yay! The bad news is that it’s going to be the final season. Boo! The end of a creepy era, which provided fans with hours of enjoyment. Cuse had this to say about that.

“For Kerry and I, this is a plan that we started talking about the very first year of the show and was part of why we wanted to define the journey of the show as being five seasons. It’s a show that has a defined beginning, middle and end, and we are now moving into the end game.”

He brings up a valid point, don’t you think? After all, how long could Norman Bates feasibly continue to kill people without fans getting bored? That and the fact he only has one mother.

Cuse was also asked about how the end of the current season of Bates Motel compares to previous season finales. He indicated that it goes deeper (psychologically, at least) into where the characters have been. It also sets the fifth season in motion.

What are your thoughts, in regard to the Bates Motel Season 4 finale? Are you surprised by the fact Norma’s so-called death was virtually painless and void of a bloody aftermath? Do you think she’s still alive? Feel free to leave your feedback about Bates Motel below.

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