One thing I like about Bates Motel is how it plays with the movie Psycho and makes you interpret things differently.
bit erratic and way too possessive, sure, but she was never anything
close to the monster Norman warped her into in his mind after she died.
I mean, she could have dealt with his problems better, but really, he was probably always going to have some major issues regardless of what she did.
I kind of think a big theme of the show is: There’s only so much you can blame Norma for.