“Pretending to be dead isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be”

Episode Title: The Convergence of the Twain
Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
Episode Number: 5×02

Episode Description

Norman’s date doesn’t go as planned; Romero’s frustrations reach a boiling point; Chick brings Norman a gift.

My Review

You know an episode is mindblowing when you can’t stop saying “holy shit” over and over even after the episode is long finished. What the hell, man?! That ending was all kinds of fucked up and SUPREMELY AWESOME.

This show is bananas (in a good way) and that ending got me in so many ways. You had three major things happen in the span of less than a minute. 1) Caleb seeing a frozen Norma. 2) Norman clocks him from behind dressed as Norma and wearing a wig. 3) Chick seeing all this craziness and uttering what the audience is thinking (“holy shit”). I mean, where do you go from here but fade to black?! I can’t believe we have to wait until the next episode to see what’s going to happen next.

So I’m guessing Caleb will be a goner next episode. Chick has no reason to save Caleb after what Caleb did to him so I fully expect Caleb to assist Norman in killing him and getting rid of the body. I wonder if Chick will be Norman’s partner in business and in the killings. He’s as twisted as Norman.

Norman socializing and embedding himself bit by bit in Madeline’s life is not going to end well for anyone. For sure Norman will spill the beans on Sam Loomis and then Madeline will turn to him and then it will only be a matter of time before Norman turns on her for whatever reason and end up killing her. But first, he’ll kill Sam Loomis first for cheating on Madeline and then he’ll swoop in like the twisted version of the knight in shining armor.

Romero getting himself beat up so he can use this as an excuse to file a transfer is genius. He should have done it a long time ago. Norman visiting Romero in jail was pretty ballsy, but like Norma said, he would have been better off letting Romero believe that the hitman was successful in killing him. Yes, Romero will get out find out anyway, but at least it’ll give Norman some time to live in peace and not worry about Romero.

How absurd was Norman’s love letter to Norma on her tombstone? Jeez, lol. I laughed so hard when I saw his name right next to hers. Creepy as hell. How cool was that scene of Norman/Norma at the bar? That was pretty awesome and kudos to both Vera and Freddie for always bringing their A+ game.

Not much Dylan and Emma in this episode, but I’m glad that Emma told Dylan that she was the one who told Caleb to leave. No secrets between these two. Love it.

Oh man, this is such a great show and it boggles the mind that the writers and the leads don’t get the accolades that they so richly deserve. Such a shame, really.

Lastly, I laughed at Norman scolding Norma for smoking and her retort “I’m dead. It’s not like it’s gonna kill me.” Classic Norma. I also laughed at this line: “Pretending to be dead isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be.”

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