I loved the fact that Alex Romero would cradle Norma Louise Bates’ head oh so carefully whenever he would kiss her; as if he were holding the most precious thing he’s ever encountered. I loved how Alex Romero gave Norma Louise Bates his mother’s ring despite the fact that it was a “marriage of convenience” because it truly signified how much she meant to him. I loved how Alex Romero loved Norma Bates before she loved him and did everything he did for her never expecting anything in return; he never demanded anything of her in exchange for her safety and security, he just made sure she was safe (”I had not choice”). I loved how Alex Romero only smiled for Norma Bates; every genuine smile that emerged from that stoic face was reserved just for her. I loved how Alex Romero made sure, several times, that Norma Bates was ready to physically consummate their relationship because he knew her well enough to know that she wouldn’t have wanted to do something she really didn’t wanted to do in the first place (Alex would cut his own arm off than hurt her in any way). I loved the fact that Alex Romero constantly reminded Norma Bates of how beautiful she was; whether it be with a touch, gaze or verbal recount of that fact. I loved how Alex Romero showed her the difference between a manipulative sexual encounter and making love with someone you love and trust. I loved how Alex Romero was willing give Norma Bates all the time in the world to process and deal with the fact that she was falling in love with him. I loved how Alex Romero was willing to go as far as saying the most outlandish thing (”I am a unicorn”) in order to make Norma Louise Bates smile and soothe her soul; or do anything at all in order to make her smile. I loved how Alex Romero saw Norma Bates for who she is and not for her past. I loved how he made her realize that all the bad things that happened to her were not her own doing but rather the doing of the heinous people who purposely hurt her. I loved how Alex Romero was willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and even life for Norma Louise Bates. I loved how Alex Romero recognized that Norma Louise Bates had been dealt with some horrible things in her life and deserved all the joy he could possible rain down on her. He got her. I loved the fact that Alex Romero wanted to plant some fruit trees and basically help her renovate the entire house simply because she “deserved some good breaks”. I loved the fact that Alex Romero brought so much calm and happiness into Norma Louise Bates’ last few weeks of life. Basically, I loved the way Alex Romero loved Norma Louise Bates: unconditionally and willing to trade his own life for hers without reservation or hesitation. Every vow he made, he took it upon himself to keep and honor and I think that’s just beautiful and heartbreaking.