‘Bates Motel’ Season 4 Spoilers: Is Vera Farmiga’s Norma Getting A New Love Interest?
Sorry, Normero shippers, but it seems that Norma (Vera Farmiga) is getting a new love interest in season 4 of “Bates Motel.”
TVLine was first to report the speculation along with the news that the A&E drama-thriller is casting the recurring role of Gregg Edwards, a “compassionate, grounded and empathetic” doctor at Pineview Mental Institution in his 40s who “walks a fine line between professional curiosity and personal investment in his patients’ lives.”
Whether or not Gregg ends up as a new love interest for Norman’s (Freddie Highmore) mom, fans who ship Norma and Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) together won’t be disappointed, as series executive producer Carlton Cuse previously suggested that the pair will eventually become a couple.
“Our intention is to make people want them to get together,” Cuse said of Norma and Romero in an interview with Yahoo TV in April. “When that might happen, [fellow executive producer] Kerry [Ehrin] and I wouldn’t want to say right now, but that’s exactly what you should be feeling. You should be wanting them to get together.”
“We feel like we have an epic couple with Norma and Romero. We plan to deliver on the promise of that at some point, in some form,” he added.
And that seems to be the case, as viewers saw Romero killed Bob Paris (Kevin Rahm) in the season 3 finale not because he will personally benefit from his death, but because he’s protecting Norma, whom he has already fallen for.
“It is the first time he’s committed a crime where his motivation was murky,” Ehrin told TV Guide of the sheriff in May.”He always, in the past, knew exactly why he was doing something and he was doing it to control a bad situation from getting out of hand. This is the first time he has done something purely personal, and he did it because he’s in love with her.”
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