Bates Motel Season 5 Episode 1: "Dark Paradise" Quotes
Norman: Oh mother, what is wrong with you?
Mother: What is wrong with me? Oh. Let me see. Ahhhh. Well, for starters, I am dead. And why am I pretending to be dead? So I can get away from everyone and anyone who can distract me from YOU, OK?
Norman: I know that, and I appreciate it.
Mother: You appreciate it? You appreciate it like I baked you a coffee cake or something? I spend 24/7 in this house lookin' after you, feeding you, bolstering your moods, doing your laundry. I can't leave. I'm going nuts here. I literally gave up my life to protect you. To give you a life without trouble. And we're doin' it, right? We're doin' it. I mean, a mentally ill boy and a dead woman. We're actually doin' it. We have customers, we have a life.
Norman: I know, and I appreciate it.
Mother: STOP SAYING YOU APPRECIATE IT!
What dream am I in Mother?Norman
Mother: Look at the moon. It's so pretty how it reflects on the water. You just couldn't make nature up in a million years, could you.
Norman: No, Mother, I don't suppose you could. [pause] Mother?
Mother: Yes, honey?
Norman: What are we trying to do exactly?
Mother: What everyone's trying to do, I suppose. Just tryin' to survive.
Norman: But why was he trying to kill me?
Mother: I don't know.