'Bates Motel' season 4 spoilers: Alex confronts Norman; EPs tease shocking emotional finale cliffhanger


Season 4 of A&E Network’s thriller drama series “Bates Motel” is coming to a close, featuring Norman (Freddie Highmore) doing something special for his mother.

Titled “Norman,” episode 10 follows up what happened to Norma (Vera Farmiga) after her son decided that they will be together forever by committing murder-suicide. Although it remains to be seen if she actually survives the ordeal, the synopsis reveals that the mother-and-son duo will be having more struggles between them.

“The relationship between Norman and Norma faces its toughest test; Romero [Nestor Carbonell] faces pressure due to his actions; and Dylan [Max Thierot] considers reaching out to Norman,” the description reads.

In a sneak peek, Norman is lying on a bed while having a flashback, “Mom, you’re everything to me and I don’t wanna live in the world without you.” Norma then states, “As long as we’re together, nothing bad can happen.”

An action-packed montage then follows, showing Romero slamming Norman on to a wall after he tried to resuscitate his unconscious wife. The clip ends with the sheriff loading his gun while Norman lies on a stretcher with an oxygen mask on.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin revealed to Yahoo! TV that the upcoming installment will have a “traditional cliffhanger ending.”

“I think it’s so important to us to kind of give a good emotional ending to the season and also to reinvent a little bit and get inside what that looks like. [But] the most shocking thing about it is that it has a little bit of a sense of fun,” Ehrin shared.

Cuse added, “It picks right up where [‘Forever’] left off, and it both sort of pragmatically and, more important, emotionally, answers all the questions that you have coming out of episode 9.”

Finale of “Bates Motel” season 4 is slated to air on Monday, May 16 at 9 P.M. EST.