On Bates Motel Season 4 Episode 10, Norman and Norma’s relationship faces its greatest test yet; Romero faces pressure from all sides; Dylan considers reaching out to Norman — but wants nothing to do with Norma.
Norma: I hear ya, but I can't take care of my self, I'm a mother. Now I have to go talk to my horrible brother. You know what? I have no choice because it is important to my sons. James: Yeah? And what about your own needs? Norma: Parents do not have needs. You ever read the book The Giving Tree? It's about this tree and this kid keeps coming and taking stuff from it his whole life until there's nothing left but a stump and then the kid sits on the stump. That's being a parent.