Six months after the death of her husband, Norma Bates and her youngest son Norman relocate to White Pine Bay, Oregon where she has bought a small motel in a foreclosure sale. The place is run down but she hopes to make a go of it despite threats from the former owner Keith Summers and news that the town may build a bypass around the town. Norman makes a good impression on some of the girls at school. His mother isn't keen on him being out much but when he sneaks out at night to be with them, Summers attacks his mother. There are things going on in the town that they're not yet aware of however. Written by
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Norman is referred to by Bradley as a "deep, still lake," a line which the writers meant as a treat for fans of Psycho, because Norman dumps the bodies of his victims in a swamp near the motel. See more
When Keith Summers breaks into the house through the kitchen and attacks Norma, he pushes the kitchen table towards her and one of the chairs falls over. In the next shot, the table is back to its original position and the chair that was knocked over is back up. Then when Keith kicks Norma to the floor, the chair that was knocked over is back down on the floor. See more
Mother, are you sure we shouldn't call for help?
Norma Louise Bates
No one's ever going to help us, Norman. No one's ever helped us.
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