The Show Has A Lot To Reveal In Season 03
Bates Motel, the psychological drama inspired by Hitchcock’s hit thriller, ‘Psycho’. The show has had a surprising success for the first two seasons. But will the show enjoy a consistent appreciation from the viewers in its thirs year of appearance? Let’s discuss the possibilities.
In the first two seasons we were introduced with a teenaged Norman Bates and the cherry on the cake was Norma Bates, the over-protective mother who had a lot to do with shaping Norma’s personality, eventually leading to his ultimate doom. At first, Norman seemed like a thoughtful teenage boy with an intense and sensitive personality. But soon later, Norman turns into a violent psychotic kid with unresolved mommy issues and a temper so bad that it ends up causing death for Norman’s teacher Blaire Watson. But the main attractions of the show are the situations, circumstances and the people who contributed in the makings of the Norman Bates stepping into the transformation of full psycho.
Bates Motel’s executive producer, Kerry Ehrin discussed the future of the show with TVLine and stated, “Norman definitely is getting to a point where he is more torn between two parts of him, and in a lot of ways, it’s about the battle for his soul [and] who he is.” Seems like Norman has a long way to go before he can grow into his inevitable condemned form. Ehrin adds, “Norman definitely is getting to a point where he is more torn between two parts of him, and in a lot of ways, it’s about the battle for his soul [and] who he is.”
One of the people having a great deal of influence in Norman’s life is Emma Decody, played by Olivia Cooke. Emma attends the same high school as Norman and has a medical condition of cystic fibrosis. She has had quite a strong and significant role in the first two seasons and Olivia Cooke has spoken of what the third season holds for her character, “Her lung capacity is depleted because of an infection. You start to wonder how long she really has left. Emma’s still working at the motel. There’s a proposition from Norman that excites her as well. In their relationship, they get a lot closer in a way that is super-lovely and exciting for Emma, but then she realizes not all is what it seems,” Cooke continues, “Each episode is leading to where Psycho begins. He’s always getting more and more unhinged.”