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Season three of Bates Motel left viewers wondering what is the exactly mental state of Norman Bates.

As the season comes to an end Norman’s health deteriorates as his black outs become more frequent. He begins to hallucinate and start seeing Miss Watson and his mother everywhere he goes.

Viewers begin to see the conflict Norman is having between is hallucinated mom, and real life Norma Bates. It was Norma that did not want her boy to leave and she took all the necessary steps to keep him there.

Norman truly believes that it is his mother, hallucinated Norma, that killed Bradley at the end of Season three.

Premiering on A&E Mar. 7 at 9pm, season four of the Bates Motel opens with Sheriff Romero dumping the body of Bob Paris, the leader of the town’s underground prostitution ring, on a boat that is sinking at rapid speeds.

Shocked with the news of Norman’s disappearance, Dylan plastered the town with posters of his brother as he tries to find Norman.

After being found talking to himself in an empty field by a local farmer, Norman is admitted into a psychiatric unit for a 48 hour evaluation.

With the fear of things getting worse, or receiving punishment for the lack of care she gave, Norma seeks out a facility for her son to get the help he needs.

While the rest of the Bates family deals with Norman’s mental health, Dylan is left to take care of Emma after a stay in the hospital.

With tensions high, people from the past try to slide their way into the future of characters on tonight’s episode.

The first 40 minutes of the episode left viewers a bit saddened with the lack of intensity. However, it is in those last 20 minutes the audience’s desire for a wild and bizarre premier are fulfilled.

A new character is brutally killed in a familiar place, Norman’s mental health begins to unhinge and Norma is stuck somewhere in-between.

With such a long break between season three and season four, the feeling of being detached from the characters quickly vanished as the show progressed.

At the end of the episode viewers have more unanswered questions than they did when the episode started.

Is Norman Bates metal state going to continue to spiral out of control? Will Sheriff Romero ever come clean about what took place between him and Bob Paris? Where does Dylan fit into all of this?

As the relationship between Norma and her teenage son grows more inappropriate, his delusions begin to fester in his head and pour out into the lives of the people around him.

Off to a disturbing and haunting start, viewers can expect to follow along for the dark and twisted ride they know and love to be, season four of the Bates Motel.

The Bates Motel airs every Monday night at 9pm on A&E.


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