WMG: Bates Motel

Norman and Norma will have sex before The End
Everything in their dysfunctional, co-dependent, emotionally incestuous relationship and crazy lives have increasingly pushed them closer and closer together to the point of becoming, essentially, one. We know this process will find it's ultimate expression in Psycho. Norman and Norma are constantly jealous when the other has an intimate relationship with someone other than each other and Norman has already admitted to his mother that he is sexually attracted to her and she has brushed this off as perfectly normal. Having sex with his mother would be the ultimate way of becoming one in Norman's mind. Afterwards, this affair will cause Norma to feel deeply wrong and make her realize that she has ruined Norman and she will then refuse to have sex with him ever again and, seeking to push him away and entangle herself from him, she will start to have a relationship with another man. This time, Norman will be so enraged and broken by what he perceives as his mother's rejection of him and his jealousy and rage against this man for taking her away from him, that it will be the thing that finally causes Norman to consciously kill this man but Norma herself will be killed perhaps accidentally in the process, explaining the backstory about how he killed his mother and a lover in Psycho. Of course, Norman's psychosis will be complete and he may not even realize he killed Norma as The Mother that he hallucinates makes him believe she is still with him as long as he lives. Otherwise, I can't see anything in the story justifying Norman ever killing his mother with how deeply in love with her that he is, despite all their problems.
  • Norman doesn't have to kill Norma necessarily
The identity of Remo and Gil's 'big boss' is...
  • Sheriff Romero
    • He's in a position of power, he's corrupt, and he clearly knows more than he lets on.
      • Jossed in season 2. There are two drug organizations in White Pine Bay, and Romero is not the leader of either of them.
  • Jake Abernathy
    • He claims to be on the 'top rung'
    • Jossed
Norman's hallucinations
The town of Fairvale does exist in the show's continuity.
  • In Psycho the town of Fairvale is said to be located 15 miles from the Bates Motel. However, in the show the motel is right at the edge of town, with a school bus stopping practically in front of it. This may be due to the fact that the show requires the motel and the Bates family to be closer to the town and be involved in its going-ons, while in the movie the Bates Motel is remote enough that an average Fairvale resident like Sam Loomis isn't familiar with Norman Bates, his establishment or his family history. By making it so that the Bates Motel is in White Pine Bay, they avoid continuity problems with the movie, as Fairvale would remain the hypothetical next town over, 15 miles away, where everyone is unaware of the shenanigans that took place during the show.
The town will eventually become Fairvale.
When Norma mentions the new highway being built would ruin them. The town will eventually die out and all that would be left is The Bates home and Motel.
At some point, Norma will die, and the viewer won't be told
Norman will kill Norma and start assuming her identity, as per Psycho. The viewer will just see things go on as normal, which is what Norman believes is happening, then it'll be revealed as a twist that this happened ages ago. Watch out for a point when Norma stops interacting with people other than Norman, or only does so from a distance.
  • That would be so awesome! Norman is already starting to act like Norma.

Cody is keeping her father's corpse.
She says that only her father lives with her, but we have not yet seen him (as far as we know). Maybe their relationship is supposed to mirror that of Norman and Norma in Psycho.
  • Which would make Norman hearing them argue a mirror of Marion Crane hearing Norman argue with "his mother" in Psycho. Possibly Jossed, unless Cody has become an Unreliable Narrator for her own scenes.
    • Certainly Jossed. However Norman killed him in Season 2's 6th episode.
Caleb is Cody's father.
That is why the viewers have not yet been shown who her father is.
  • Jossed.

A spinoff will focus more on the drug-dealing in the town.
It will be called Breaking Bates.

Dylan will become the "Norman Bates" of Psycho
After the revelation about his parentage, he'll become increasingly unstable. Now that he knows why he's never been a proper member of his family, he'll get increasingly jealous and start identifying with - and impersonating - both of them.
  • I've seen a theory similar to this before. Kinda reminds me of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
    • Dylan knows how to sew up Caleb's hand, so they may be more alike than we know.
      • A Lso Norman is already a suspicious individual in White Pine Bay, and his genetic/physical data's already in national databases. The point of Psycho is that Norman is the opposite of suspicious even to the Sheriff and his wife, so Dylan would be a better fit .

Dylan is in love with Norma
The reason Dylan keeps telling Norman Norma's poison and he needs to get laid, etc... is that he wants to take him out of the way between himself and his mother. And instead of talking Norma into accepting that Norman's growing up and it's healthy that he has a life of his own, he's thrown Norman's sexuality in her face at least twice about Emma and Bradley, respectively (as in "Neener, neener, he likes a girl ("who isn't you" is implied). He's also usually trying to convince Norma that sending Norman away would be the best thing for him. When he had a blackout after Norma left them for a night, Dylan told her what happened with Norman, but instead of trying to have a conversation about her and Norman's relationship ("he needs you so much he goes nuts the second you aren't there), he acts like Norman's just a garden variety crazy.

Up until recently he had a very adversarial relationship with his mother and claimed to want to save Norman from her claws, yet he did everything in his power, including blackmail, to get his way back into those claws. If he thought his mom was poison, why would he research and travel across the country to be with her? He even blackmailed her into not throwing him out of the house after a fight with Norman. He also had a very sexualized insult for Norma: The Whore. While it's canon that she uses sex as a tool, she's far from being promiscuous. A normal insult from an estranged son would've been, for example, the annoying bitch, or the asshole. Not The Whore. And when Norman disocvered he had been harboring Caleb, Dylan went mental, ready to kill Norman over her.

And why did he have some flirtation with Bradley and is currently with Emma? Well, since he sees Norman as the man who stole Norma away from him, stealing a girlfriend from Norman is fair game.

This could tie to the "Dylan is Norman from Psycho" and the "Norma and Norman have sex before the end" WM Gs. Norma and Norman have sex or formalize their romantic relationship, Dylan gets jealous, kills them, and assumes their identities and personalities.

Norman had sex with Ms. Watson after he killed her.
He is a necrophile.
  • Jossed. He killed her right after having sex with her.

Psycho 2 is in-continuity.
  • Unlikely to ever be definitely confirmed in series, but it probably doesn't cause any more continuity problems than moving the setting to the 21st Century. Just interests me to know that Norma's his biological aunt, not mother.
    • Season two has a possible Continuity Nod to this idea. Norma tries to get more information on Norman's blackout by telling the doctor that her sister is experiencing them. Obviously, we're supposed to assume she's making it up as a cover story, but it's possible that she might have been telling the truth about her having a sister who experienced the same symptoms as Norman...because she's Norman's mother.
    • Well, she is Dylan's biological aunt...

Dylan's fate will be similar to that of Henry Gein.
Norman Bates is partially based on Ed Gein. Ed had an older brother named Henry Gein. Henry was critical of Ed's affection for their mother. Sound familiar? In real life, the two brothers burned vegetation, and then the fire got out of control. Ed reported Henry missing, and he was later found dead presumably of heart failure. Some people believe that Ed might have killed Henry. Regardless of whether or not Norman kills Dylan, fate may be tied with a fire resulting from the burning of marijuana plants since they are tied to his job.

Norman will eventually kill Dylan.
Look at the WMG above.

Alex Romero is Doomed by Canon.
And by that I mean that he will become Norma's lover. You know, the one whom Norman poisons along with his mother?

If the events of Psycho ever end up on the show, it will be a season long.
It would probably be the last season of the show.

Emma will die while having sex with Norman.
Whether that means from her condition or from Norman killing her directly since his mother disapproves.

After Emma dies, Norman will keep her corpse.
Similar to how he keeps Norma's corpse in Psycho.

The password for Annika's flash-drive is...

The contents of Annika's flash-drive
  • Information pertaining to a large sum of money.
  • Porn.
    • Jossed. The contents are revealed to be related to the drug trade.

Norma will have sex with the psychology teacher.
A relationship seems to be developing between them.
  • Confirmed.

Norman did not give up turning Norma against Dylan.
After Dylan tells Norma about Caleb, Norman says, "You have to understand. It's his father." He was trying to get Norma to believe that Dylan was siding with his father and could therefore not be her favorite son.

Norman will imagine that Norma came back.
Dylan will be looking after Norman, who will be hallucinating that Norma is back, possibly while wearing her dress.

Dylan will walk in on Norman wearing Norma's dress.
It would spark more drama.
  • Confirmed.

Emma will walk in on Norman wearing Norma's dress.
That would be very awkward.

Norman will answer Norma's phone and emulate her voice.
He is starting to believe that he is his mother.

The show will have a total of seven seasons.
In this interview [1] it is stated that the show is meant to do the 70 episodes of Twin Peaks that are missing. There have been 10 episodes each season, so they must be shooting for a seven-season plan.