Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1.04 - Trust Me
Norman was happy that Bradley invited him for ice cream. She liked being with Norman and he was glad about that. Then she talked about the decomposing severed hand that the sheriff found.
Norman rushed home to tell Norma about the found severed hand. Before she could brush it off, the doorbell rang. Deputy Shelby asked Norma to go down to the police station for some questioning.
In the sheriff's office, Sheriff Romero tried to intimidate Norma by telling her he would match carpet fibers found on the hand with the carpets that Norma pulled up that fateful night. He tried to illustrate that Keith was not a nice person and that he'd understand if Norma had killed him. Norma held fast to her denial and even manage to catch the sheriff in a slip up when he asked her where she dumped the carpet. She had the advantage now and then insisted that she couldn't remember where the dump was. The sheriff had no choice but to let her go.
Norma and Norman drove to find the dumpster. Norman even "whatever"ed her and she wasn't happy about that. When she checked the dumpster, the carpet wasn't there anymore. Luckily there was a number she could call. At the county waste site, the gate was locked and Norma started to panic. Norman and Norm fought about not calling the police that night and she confessed that she stabbed Keith many times because she was angry.
When they were home, Norma continued to cry. Helpless, Norman ventured out of the house and came up upon Dylan at the motel. Dylan handed Norman a drink, which he tried to chug unsuccessfully. When Dylan sympathized with Norman that he had to deal with their mom all by himself, Norman told Dylan everything about Keith breaking into the house and raping Norma, about Norma stabbing Keith many times, about the belt Norman kept and hid in the house, and even about the girl in the deputy's basement. Dylan told Norman that he'd help Norman. When Norman received a text from Bradley, Dylan gave Norman brotherly advice in dealing with girls. That was a nice brotherly bonding moment, wasn't it?
At Bradley's house, Norman hung out with her in her bedroom. She took his hand and made the first move on Norman and they had sex. Was that real or a hallucination? Now everything Norman did had become suspect.
Norma woke up but couldn't find Norman. When she found out from Dylan where Norman was, they got into a fight after she slapped him. Was it me or was that struggle almost inappropriately sexual?
The doorbell rang (again!) and she rang downstairs thinking it was Norman. Sheriff Romero and his team was at the door placing Norma under arrest. As she was being handcuffed, she looked at Deputy Shelby coldly.
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