I think it's very telling of her thought process that someone with as many secrets as she has, to go into the hospitality business.
Bates Motel: Like One of His Stuffed Birds
Posted Today, 03:58 PM
I can't figure out why Norman doesn't have a romantic thing for Emma. She's good-looking, smart, and sweet and she likes him.
Emma has a lot of great qualities as you mentioned but it could be that Norman sees her as beneath him. It's kind of hard to hook up with the quirky girl who lugs around an oxygen tank when he recently bedded the popular hot girl who led him on from the beginning that she liked him.
That said, I really do like Emma. Love her little "wtf" faces when Norma does something weird. You'll see she makes one when Norma hugs her after hearing that they found the teacher's murderer.
One thing I found interesting about Norma and Norman's fight is that he was clearly Hulking out into that crazy dangerous Norman, but Norma's the one person who can keep on poking him and stay alive.
You know this kinda bothers me about Norman's rage fueled black-outs. As you say, he "Hulk's out" and simply goes into an animalistic rage. This only works if you're a big guy or happen to have a weapon handy. Norman weighs probably a 130 lbs at most and when he goes up against the average man in a straight up fight, he usually gets his ass handed to him. Both Dylan and Shelby easily kicked his ass. So I suggest instead having Norman go into a Hulk rage, I suggest they take a page from another dual personality comic character, the Green Goblin. IIRC, the Green Goblin was the villainous alter ego of Norman Osborne (coincidence?). The Goblin persona was cunning and devious. I think this is a more appropriate mindset for Norman when he black-outs.
Am I the only who thought Dylan was going to turn Bradley over to the cops or to his boss? I know it's a harsh thing to do but it seems better than a drug war. Hopefully, the suicide note contains a confession.
Posted Today, 04:25 PM
Just to be clear, I didn't think Norma didn't want Norman seeing a therapist just because of a fear of his remembering what happened. I do think it's a combination of all those things - fear that he'd be pulled away from her, fear that yes, she'd be considered a bad mother, fear that he'd reveal things like her murdering Keith and yes fear that he'd remember he murdered his dad.
You know this kinda bothers me about Norman's rage fueled black-outs. As you say, he "Hulk's out" and simply goes into an animalistic rage. This only works if you're a big guy or happen to have a weapon handy. Norman weighs probably a 130 lbs at most and when he goes up against the average man in a straight up fight, he usually gets his ass handed to him. Both Dylan and Shelby easily kicked his ass.
I wouldn't say Norman "hulks out" all the time when he goes into his black-outs. The scene of his murdering his dad showed him in a clearly catatonic state. He was listening to his dad hitting Norma and was clearly getting angrier and angrier and then he just went into a trance and wacked him with the iron. I'd say the same happened with Shelby. He was getting angrier and angrier and then went into a trance-like state. Shelby saw him grab whatever it was he did and was able to stop him but I wouldn't say when Norman went after Shelby he was hulking out.
Edited by truthaboutluv, Today, 04:37 PM.
Posted Today, 05:08 PM
I don't blame her for leaving. It was tacky of Norman to keep looking over at Bradley with Emma standing right there.
You're right. I forgot about that.