‘Bates Motel’: Norma and Romero’s marriage is ‘very complex’ – Screener
Is Alex preparing his will before marrying Norma Bates? as investigating Miss Watson's death and Norman's [sexual] relationship with her. Norma recently married Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell). understand why his mother has invalidated this central contract of their relationship. Bates Motel's Norma Bates is a strange woman. A breathtakingly beautiful woman, but strange. Her relationship with her youngest son is That's something she reserves for Sheriff Alex Romero. The chemistry between.
Norman has his chance or thinks he has his chance with the ax. He has more of a moral compass than that. Asking Ehrin and Cuse. Which allows him to be genuine. The final scene with him and her in bed is not manipulative. It is a loving relationship, in its own twisted way.
And often the heartbreaking thing about them is you actually love the people in it. And to really feel like we really understand why he makes the choices that he makes. How did the movie then impact your own storytelling? We think of it as a piece of mythology. But not redoing the film. We are doing our own version of it. And Norman will have his own journey. How is Dylan going to react to this news? That remains to be seen.
He will have a big reaction. Dylan has never had actual proof that Norman has killed anyone.
He has never seen it happen. He just suspects it. This where they shot Deliverance? Ya know, "Boy, you got a pretty mouth. What kinda movies you watch? The kind where bad things happen to people in the middle of the woods. Maybe this is real. But finding out what happened to this girl isn't gonna make a difference to anyone. She's still gonna be dead, you're still gonna be sick, and I'm still gonna be who I am.
I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but my daughter has quite a crush on you. And you seem like a nice kid. And I know you know she has a lot of, um, problems. She's not strong, and she's very young. Just a regular girl in many ways. So please be decent. You had every right to defend yourself. But I didn't defend myself.
I killed the crap out of him! Did you just "whatever" me? You don't just walk away from your parents. Of course you do. I mean, isn't that the point? She's like a addict, Norman. And when you have an addict in your life, the best thing you can do for them, and for yourself, is walk away.
You handled things in the moment. That means something to me. Maybe it was an isolated incident. All I know is he's innocent of it. He didn't know what he was doing, so he needs to be protected. So you can either get out of my way, or you can help me.
The Man in Number 9 [1. Every time I walk out the door, it's gonna be, "Oh, what a beautiful day. Hey, that's where Deputy Shelby bled to death". She's only the prettiest girl in school. And the most popular. And she's nice, so you can't even hate her.
There are chemicals that are released in a woman's body during and after sex that actually alter her. It's like a science experiment.
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It affects her mind, okay? That's not something you want to be dabbling around in for fun. A Boy and His Dog [1. She can't be that stupid. I don't think you know what we're talking about. Actually, I don't think you know what you're talking about.
Bradley had sex with Norman. Sex, as in carnal-back-and-forth. Maybe she has sex with all her pets, I don't know. But you should really get your facts straight before you shoot your mouth off with your demeaning opinions. And you've got toilet paper on your shoe. Well, I, um, I see that there's a seat open on the city planning committee, and I wanted you to put me forward for it. Maybe I can influence their decision. Why would I do that? Because I thought you would.
Because because of what we've been through. Because we know things about each other. We don't owe each other anything. You don't know me in any social sense, other than as your sheriff. Don't assume differently just 'cause I was kind enough to save your ass once.
Excuse me, but weren't you saving your own ass at the time? I mean, the fact is that your deputy was doing all of this right under your nose, and you knew nothing about it.
I mean, that's not how you rewrote the story. Are you trying to say that you have something on me? I mean, I might have to burn you down to the ground, you know?
Don't ever try to intimidate me. Don't walk into my office and ask me for political favors based on nothing. You and I have no connection. We're not on the same playing field. Don't ever assume that we are. You don't know what you're doing. I tried to tell him that he couldn't leave campus, and he was practically shaking.
I took his arm to lead him back in, and he pulled it away pretty violently. Are you supposed to be putting your hands on the students? Okay, you want to play? I'm pretty used to things not turning out the way I expect and making the best of it.
I had an idea when I moved here of how life was gonna be. And, oh, okay, sure, while life can be disappointing, no one prepared me for the colossal frickin' face-dive off a cliff that living in this crazy-ass town really is. I'm gonna have your house patrolled on the half hour. Let me know if anything else happens. Like he digs up a couple more dead people and puts them in my bed? You look kinda pathetic. I was just thinking how glad I am that I don't have to get all dressed up and go. No one asked me.
I dunno, it doesn't do anything for my pathetic quotient. You want me to go with you? That's more than silly. Oh, I don't mind. You're just asking because you're my friend and you feel sorry for me. I need some black socks. Well did you check in your drawer? Well what am I supposed to do!? I can't go to this stupid dance wearing white socks with a suit!! Well I don't know where your stupid black socks are! It's not my fault you decided to go last minute to a dance!
What am I supposed to do, guard some black socks!? I-I know I've said a lot of things, but this is the truth. And I want someone to know the truth about me in this world, and I'd like that to be you, if you're okay with that. Yeah, of course I am. My brother used to make me have sex with him when I was, like, And it went on until he moved out.
Oh, I know I shouldn't have told you. I shouldn't have told you. It's just you're the person that I'm closest to in this world. When I realized just how messed up that was, I couldn't tell anyone. We had so much trouble.
There was no money. My mom was already checked out of her body. My dad was insane. He was so violent. I knew that if I told my dad, he would kill my brother, so I never told.
One day, when my dad was supposed to be at work, my brother was doing things to me, and I heard the front door open and it was my dad, home unexpectedly. And I was so scared that I jumped up so fast. And the hot iron fell off the ironing board, and it hit my leg. I'm so sorry, mother.
Anyway, you know, it-- it doesn't really matter, right? It was a long time ago. Me, thinking you'd take me to the dance, and see me all dressed up, and realize you actually have feelings for me, Norman Bates, because you do, but you're just too stupid to know it. Season 2[ edit ] Gone but not Forgotten [2. You're a teenager, it's summer. You should be out, I don't know, playing baseball or going to swimming holes or something normal.
I don't think mourning the death of someone who had been special to you is particularly abnormal! Oh, I am just a little concerned that you seem obsessed with I mean, you spend your days equally mooning over a dead teacher and taking apart dead animals. You've got to stand up for yourself in life. You can't let the world run over you. All those cars, all those people out there in our motel, all of them, every single one, found us driving along the main road.
Remember that first night we got to turn on the "No vacancy" sign? You remember what that felt like? We came here to do it, and we did it, and I'm not letting anyone take that away from us, okay? I will figure it out. I want to know who killed my dad. I don't know who killed your dad.
I find that hard to believe. You worked with him every day. You must know something. Who his enemies were, if someone had it out for him. How old are you? I'm sorry about what happened to your father, but all I can tell you is stuff you don't want to hear.
Your father was a shitheel. He was out for himself, he had no loyalty to anyone, and that's a bad move in this business. Yes, I just called you a dick, because that's what you are! I'm stuck here now because I can't sell my property because of your stupid bypass! No one told me that before I bought it. Maybe you should talk about that at a city council meeting. Or maybe you should talk about the fact that your fancy town is run on drug money.
Maybe that would be worth talking about as opposed to crazy house moms whining about whether or not their kids have read about ax murderers and whores. Welcome to the world, ladies! There are ax murderers and whores stuffed under every rug, so your kids better read up on it and get educated, because that's what life is!
It's a cesspool you claw and scratch and fight to swim out of, but you never get to the top! Shadow of a Doubt [2. You know, Nick, I tolerate certain things, and believe me, I know the nature of the business that fuels this town, you know?
Violence goes with the territory, but not this. I'm not gonna sit by and let things get out of control between the two families. I can't help but wish you'd use the same level of effort to catch Blaire's killer. But then she was just a school teacher, not some big player in the drug business. I understand your priorities.
That's not the case at all, Nick. We're working on it. It's been four months and nothing. I, you know, your daughter didn't live a simple life, Nick. I know exactly the kind of life my daughter lived. You know, we all work together, Alex. We all try to respect each other or accommodate each other, and because of that, things in this little town are pretty nice. But it's not a given.
It's not written on some stone tablet somewhere that that's the way it has to be. You do errands for your mom. Well, aren't you a dying breed. Yeah, I, uh I guess we're all doing that, too. You know, I mean, once we're born, that's what we're doing, right?
Who is this guy? He's a lame-ass poser. Thinks he's a character out of Scarface. He's the brother of the big boss, a guy who shouldn't be in the business who is. What was he in prison for? Our buddy Zane was running the shipment down to our distributors in Las Vegas. Got clocked doing 95 and they pulled him over. What kind of idiot speeds with a carload of weed? That's my point exactly. I like doing taxidermy.
It's sort of "building" stuff, just rebuilding something you take apart first. So, Paco and Tony. Doing them as what, payback for us taking out Johnny? Is that the message? I think that's pretty likely. What would you do about it? I don't think I'd do anything. I think I'd just stop.
It's a zero-sum game. You just win until you lose again. I'd just concentrate on having the best product and moving it. I also think that if they thought that Johnny was worth two of our guys, then two of our guys is worth ten of their guys or maybe twelve.
Or however many I can get in one place at one time. And that right there, that's very important too. What did you go through?
I kept waiting to grow up, get bigger than him, but it just never happened. You know, I mean, for all I knew, every family was like ours anyway. But I'm a man now, so I get it, you know, how worthless he must've felt. But I wasn't a man then, and Norma sure wasn't. And he just took it out on us. Such a pretty little kid. Such a trusting girl, and I couldn't protect her. I mean, she wants to forget it happened, forget me, and I get that.
She wants to blame me. I mean, I blame me too. You'll do anything to get your way! I've never gotten my way, and that includes being your mother! I thought it was time for us to meet. You're that guy with the God complex. Make sure people took him seriously 'cause nobody does. I was your little sister.
You should have protected me because I had no one to protect me. The Escape Artist [2. So why exactly did you need to beat up someone? Let's just say I had my reasons. Don't you ever get tired of being so stoic? Seriously, you never wanna talk about anything. It's a little boring. You learn not to shoot your mouth off in this business. Okay tough guy whatever Sometimes it just feels good to wail on someone. I whacked the shit out of the real estate agent who sold me this house when I found out that I couldn't unload it.
I did it with my purse, it felt great! I thought your face was paralyzed. I'm pretty sure I didn't smile. Oh, and you're not? It's a little awkward, but I think you should be made aware of it. Well, sometimes at night, when you have your light on in the bedroom, you can see right through those curtains. Okay, there's this old John Ford movie called The Man Who Shot Liberty Valanceand it's about this young, idealistic lawyer who goes to this wild west town to civilize it. Yeah, I know that movie.
Anyway, I always identified with that guy for some reason, the lawyer. He was brave, and he cared about people and justice, so I went to law school.Bates Motel: Inside the Episode - The Deal (Season 3, Episode 5) - A&E
And then my ex-wife found out how much public defenders make a year, and suddenly, I was at a white-shoe firm doing mergers and acquisitions.
Trust me, you can only do that for so long before you start sounding like Scrooge McDuck. Well, I would never say someone dying is convenient. Well then you'd be lying. There are many times, Norma, when death is convenient. What the hell do you think you were doing telling her to do that? I didn't know- Norman Bates: She could've died and it would've been your fault!!
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Everyone isn't just some toy for you to play with!!! Listen man, she didn't know- Norman Bates: Shut up and stay out of this!!! I'm sorry I missed that last meeting when you called Lee Berman "a dick. Yeah, well uh, I'm a little embarrassed about all that now. Don't be, he was - God rest his soul. Jimmy Brennan, he grew up here, so I knew him for a long long time, and he was angry for pretty much all of it. If you're gonna sleep with my sister, manage your expectations.
Yeah, sure, I know. It's just, uh, it's not her first below her pay grade. My aunt already cleaned out the guest room, she said. She has 5 cats, so her place probably smells like cat pee, instead of beer and smoke. Man, I can't wait until I'm 18 so I can pick the way my place smells. How dare you give me orders, come into my house when I'm not here, act like somehow I'm beholden to you?
That's because you are! You're just too ignorant to realize it.
Who do you think got you that seat on the City Council? And what do you think happened to Lee Berman? You are beholden to me. Then for no other reason, you need to see him and fix that. I lost a daughter; I was estranged from her when it happened. I can tell it's the most horrible thing that ever happened to me. Talk to your son. Do it while you can. Do it right away. Here I am, talk. For future reference, Dylan, in business, as in life in general, pleasantries are an important part of how people communicate.
It helps to define common ground. Because you can't get me. You will never get me. You think you know what life is, that it's something you just stay on top of with your soft words and your nice summer jacket? You come from a whole world of people who are not real. You don't understand anything. You're just sleepwalking through life.
You have no real troubles. You sit there in your little playhouses with your cocktails, and you judge the rest of us. My reputation's killing me. It's only because I'm old and still at it.
No, it's 'cause of the way you conduct a test. You can always ferret-out the truth. No, I can't force anyone to reveal the truth. I can just tell you if they're lying. The Immutable Truth [2. About burning you down? Well, I'm a man of my word. I bought tickets to Montreal, to fly. We can leave tonight. You can't do that! I don't know what else to do!! I got three tickets, I want you to come. You bought me a ticket? For how you were born. For how I handled it.
How I shut you out. It was horrible of me and I'm so sorry. It's not your fault Norma. You were just a kid. I didn't know what I was doing. But as horrible as it was, I wouldn't trade it for anything because you're here now and you're beautiful and you're a miracle that someone like you could come out of all that. And I wouldn't give you up for anything. I didn't mean to hurt you but I am gonna do this and you're not gonna stop me.
Because I don't wanna be who I am. And I don't wanna hurt you. There's something wrong with me. You've never meant to hurt anybody in your life. But I did, I know I did! The Deal After Romero was shot in the supermarket parking lot, he was transported to the hospital.
When he awoke, he told the nurse to hand him his phone and he contacted Norma to inform her that she was in danger. Marcus Young later visited him and told him that he still intended to be the next sheriff and could get Bob Paris off his back if he said that he was working for Marcus. As Marcus returned to his car and got in, the driver's side window was smashed by Romero using his IV drip stand, before her grappled with Marcus for his gun and struck him with several bullets, killing him.
Romero moved him over to the passenger's sat, got into the driver's seat and drove off. Norma Louise Norma came home from getting her phone repaired to find Romero there and he told her that an attempt was made on his life and that he needed the flash drive back.
He went to Dylan's cabin where he got Gunner to hack into the flash drive and discovered his family name on the list. He questioned Bob Paris about it and later went to see his father, who was incarcerated.
He eventually got Norma to pick him up and she took him back to the motel, where he fell asleep in one of the guest rooms. That evening he called up to the house to say that he was leaving, but Norma invited him to stay for dinner. The Last Supper Romero went to the car dealership where Norma traded in her car and bought it back for her. She was absolutely delighted and kissed him, before running into the house to tell Norman. Romero approached the pit and noticed the size of it. He visited Bob Paris, who revealed that Norma had been lying to him and when he visited Norma again that evening to ask her how her husband Sam died.
She told him that it was an accident in their garage but he didn't believe her. He said goodbye to her and walked off. The Pit After Norma went to see Bob Paris to say that she would hand over the flash drive, he told her to talk with Romero.
She went to the police station but he wouldn't hand it over. A DEA officer told him that they were looking for the flash drive and questioned him about his father. Romero returned home to find Norma ransacking his house and he confronted her, which led to a struggle after he admitted he had handed over the flash drive to the DEA.
Romero pushed her up against the wall and asked her again how her husband had died but she stuck to her story that she was the one who did it and told Romero not to touch her before leaving. He later visited Norma as she was locking up the motel and tried to make amends.
As the DEA prepared to descend on Bob Paris' house, Romero phoned him to tell him what was happening and to get out of there. This led Bob to the waterfront where he boarded a yacht only to be confronted by Romero, who revealed that he was the one responsible for the deaths of Annika Johnson, Lindsay and Clay DuFont.
When Bob told him that he was more like his father than he thought, Romero shot him dead.
Unconscious Season 4 After killing Bob Paris, Romero disposed of his body and watched the boat sink as he rowed away from it. When he got home, he placed Bob's money under his fireplace. Norma later called to see him and asked him if he would marry her, since he had insurance and she didn't, telling him she knew he fancied her. A Danger to Himself and Others Romero called to the Bates house to talk to Norma about her proposal and noticing how worried she was about getting Norman into Pineview, he asked her if she was afraid to be alone in the house with him.
She reassured him that everything was fine but when he went home, he got some money from under the fireplace and paid a visit to Pineview where he met with Vicki Monroe. He offered her money to admit Norman and when asked what relation he was to Norman, he told her that he was marrying Norma.
He later phoned Norma to tell her that Norman would be admitted and that he would marry her if she still wanted him to. When Norman later unleashed his anger on Norma after finding the consent forms, she barricaded herself in Dylan's room and phoned Romero for help. He showed up after an altercation in the basement and took Norman away. Goodnight, Mother Romero and Norma married at City Hall and he later moved into the Bates house, requesting a key to make it look that they were actually married.
He later suggested to Norma that they go out for dinner. Norma said she had been married twice before and wasn't good at the marriage game. They arrived home drunk and he helped her upstairs to her bed and said goodnight, jokingly addressing her as "Mrs. Romero", which made her yell that she was keeping her name. When he went to his house to retrieve his belongings he found his old flame Rebecca Hamilton there.
He revealed that he had married Norma. She told him that she hadn't heard from Bob Paris and was worried she was in trouble since she was dealing with his finances, but Romero said she was safe. After Norma returned from her meeting with Norman at Pineview, she was upset and Romero comforted her. She kissed him and said it was what she wanted.
He reciprocated it and carried her upstairs to bed. Rebecca texted Romero to ask him to meet her at the bank and when he arrived she asked if he killed Bob Paris, but Romero denied it. She told him that Bob had a safe deposit box and she had a key and he had the other. Romero returned to the Bates house and retrieved Bob's bag from the furnace, finding the key with his savings book.
Later, he was happy to see Norma join him at the winter festival, but when they got home they found the house had been broken into. Lights of Winter As Norma and Romero cleaned up after the break in, Norma wondered who would break in as she kept a low profile and thought Bob Paris had something to do with it, but Romero reassured her that it wasn't him, saying that he was still being blamed for the clampdown on the drugs in the town.
He encountered Rebecca at a diner and said that he knew she was responsible for the break in and told her to stay away. When Rebecca showed up at the sheriff's department, she said that she was upset about him getting married since he never proposed to her.
As he returned home, he heard Norma playing the piano and when she asked him if he killed Bob Paris, he didn't say anything but the look on his face said it all. She asked him why he did it and he said he had no choice. Refraction As Romero got ready to leave for work, Norma told him how happy she was with him and they kissed.
He later met Rebecca at a diner and gave her Bob's key, saying that he didn't want payment. However, when he arrived home and told Norma that Chick had arrived with the repaired window, she wasn't pleased.