WARNING: Huge spoilers for this week’s Bates Motel episode, “Forever.” YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
So THAT happened, everyone.
Before Bates Motel’s final season rolls out next year, it looks like poor Norma’s been taken out of play. For good. Norman had sick (yet noble?) plans about the two of them falling asleep forever – a murder/suicide deal involving a gas leak in the house – but Sheriff Romero came in and pulled them both out of bed. Saving Norman in the process, but not Norma, who the good Sheriff could not resuscitate. Norman’s plan had failed and as the episode ended, he realized his mother was gone and he was still alive. Possibly his worst nightmare at this point.