‘Bates Motel’ to Become a Bigger Family Affair?

When we think back to the second episode of Bates Motel when Norma’s oldest son Dylan made his first appearance, it was a surprise!  At least I believe I was not the only one surprised.  Learning that Norma had another son was a pleasant little bombshell that turned out well for the show.

As the episodes moved on we heard about other family members; Norma’s first husband (Dylan’s father), Norma’s second husband (Norman’s father), then Norma’s brother who molested her from the age of 13, and finally Norma’s parents although she claimed are both deceased.

So, why am I bringing up the Norma Jean Bates family tree?  It is because one of the show’s executive producers Carlton Cuse recently told TV Guide, “We would be remiss if we didn’t meet some other members of the Bates family”.  Cuse continued with, “I don’t want to say who, but we are definitely going to learn about their family tree, which has more twisty branches.”  It certainly makes one wonder which family members will be popping over for dinner during Bates Motel Season 2!

Cuse also said of Norma Bates, “Norma will find romance next year with someone we haven’t yet met.”  That statement alone is good to hear because I think Norma needs a love interest after the way things went downhill with Deputy Shelby!  And according to TV Guide, Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma, stated “She sure needs it. Her neediness gives her an urgent desire to touch and kiss Norman, and that need should probably be filled by someone other than her son.” Uh, yes I would have to agree there.

TV Guide’s piece also mentioned learning more about Sheriff Romero.  I have to admit I think he has been quite a puzzle throughout the season, so I look forward to getting to know him better!

If you did not keep up with Bates Motel when it aired then you have some time to do so before its second season airs in 2014.  Check back in for more news on Bates Motel Season 2 as it gets closer to shooting this July.

SOURCE:  TV Guide.com

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