Study Guide

Psycho Scene 10

Scene 10

Scene 10

  • Off to Sheriff Chambers' house, where they recap the plot for the Sheriff in case you've come in late and don't know what's going on.
  • Sam and Lila mention Norman's mother, which confuses the Sheriff and his wife.
  • They decide to call Norman and find out what's up.
  • On the phone Norman says Arbogast left.
  • And then the Sheriff drops the bombshell; Norman's mother has been dead for ten years.
  • Mrs. Bates poisoned her boyfriend after finding out he was married, and then killed herself.
  • Sam says he saw an old woman in the Bates house.
  • So now they're wondering if the mother is actually alive, and if they buried someone else.