Those who are trawling the net for “Bates Model” season 5 spoilers, will be excited to know that a central character of the show who perished in the season 4 finale will be making a comeback, while another may have already made his final appearance.
Yes, Norma (Vera Farmiga) may have died in the hands of her mentally-deranged son Norman (Freddie Highmore), but we have certainly not seen the end of her – at least for this season, according to TV Line.
Fans who are familiar with A&E drama’s “Psycho,” the source material for “Bates Motel,” have guessed by now that the matriarch will still make her presence felt in the hit crime-drama series although two top studio executives say that she will be a figment of Norman’s imagination.
Queried on why the show’s executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse decided to kill off Norma, the two explained what was going through their minds as they made the painful decision of ending Fermiga’s character, which have turned out to be spoilers for “Bates Motel” season 5.
“We wanted the final season to allow us to do our version of the Psycho lore,” Cuse explained. “We will be colliding with certain events in the narrative of the film, but it would be boring to just recreate ‘Psycho.’”
When asked to confirm if Fermiga was still official part of the series, Ehrin answered, “The obsessive love of Norma is what the show is going to be based on. It’s the heart of what drives it. That is going to be hugely important in Season 5.”
Quizzed on whether season 5 would see the return of Dr. Edwards (Damon Gupton), the producers hinted that that Gupton may have made his final appearance in season 4.
“We actually had a scene in the script with Dr. Edwards where he heard about Norma’s death and he came out to check on Norman,” Ehrin disclosed. “Ultimately, didn’t fit in with the drive of the episode.”
“We would love to bring [that character back] next season, but it’s tricky because he’s a smart doctor,” he continued. “And it’s not like Norman could dupe him for very long. So it becomes a balancing question, making sure everything stays grounded and believable.”
In a separate interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Cuse revealed that the season 4 finale will set up events for the fifth season.
“For [co-showrunner Kerry Ehrin] and I, this is a plan that we started talking about the very first year of the show and was part of why we wanted to define the journey of the show as being five seasons,” Cuse relayed.
“It’s a show that has a defined beginning, middle and end, and we are now moving into the end game,” he said.
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