Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1.05 - Ocean View
What's your take on Deputy Shelby? Whose side is he on? Now that Norma has been arrested, we'll have to watch and see how she would get herself out of that jam. Let's hope both mother and son are not separated for too long in tonight's episode.
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After spending the night with Bradley in her bed, Norman walked home with a spring in his steps and a grin on his face. Walking in through the kitchen, he encountered a breakfasting Dylan who reported lackadaisically that Norma was in jail, but only after being asked. Norman was knocked off his revelry.
Norma sat in the prison holding cell all by herself before she was visited by Norman and Dylan. When Norman asked her what they could do to help her, she replied very sarcastically, attacking Norman's devotion. Luckily Dylan shut her up with the fact that her bail was set at one hundred thousand dollars. When Dylan suggested using the motel as collateral, she refused help and told them both to leave her be. "Given what happened you don't need any help?" Dylan retorted knowingly. Norma darted a look at Norman and realized that Dylan knew about the rape and the killing. She yelled at them to leave her. After Dylan stormed off, Norman still wanted to help Norma but she wouldn't even look at him. Was that hurt on his face?
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Norman was going through the piles of paperwork at the motel, not finding what he was looking for. Emma showed up and tried to offer her condolences. She even offered Norman to stay with her and her father which he declined. Norman finally found the deed to the motel and could get bail money for Norma. Emma offered to drive Norma and he accepted.
Trekking through the woods to work with his henchman buddy Ethan, Dylan tried to ask if he could get an advance from their employer so that he could get a place for Norman and himself but Ethan scoffed at Dylan's asking amount.
In a prison cell, Deputy Shelby brought Norman some food but she was not hungry. The deputy could only just leave her the tray and left.
Emma drove Norman to a bails bond store but no one was there then. While waiting outside, Norman started to tell her that he found the girl from the picture journal. He would not say where he found the girl but reported that the girl wasn't there anymore. Emma kept peppering Norman with questions and scolded him for not telling her the details. He tried to stop Emma from freaking out, stating that he couldn't do anything about the girl until the situation with his mom has been sorted out. Emma reluctantly agreed and leaned in to kiss Norman. When Emma asked if Norma did it, Norman lied with a straight face.
Lying in bed, Norman finally texted Bradley since leaving her bed. While reminiscing about the time he spent with Bradley, Norman was interrupted by a text update from the bail bonds guy. Norma would be released in the morning. That definitely put a damper on the fantasy!
In the morning, Norman waited outside the Sheriffs station in the rain with a bouquet of flowers. When Norma came out, she continued to give Norman the cold shoulder. Norma continued to not speak to Norman and ended acted a little childishly, while they waited for an attorney. When the attorney tried to create a defense strategy for Keith Summers' murder, Norma got offended. After a quick exchange, Norma ended the meeting and stormed out.
On their drive home, Norman tried to appeal to Norma to be more serious about her defense but she only zeroed in on how Norman went out and got laid while she was at home crying the other night. After some passive-aggressive exchanges, Norman revealed that Norma had done things that didn't make sense to him and she scared him. That got her even angrier and she yelled at him to get out of the car. When Norman hesitated, Norma got out of the car, went to the passenger side and dragged Norman out.