Bates Motel Season 5: Sheriff Romero Wraps Up Filming, Character Reportedly Dies in Final Chapter


Bates Motel Season 5
Nestor Carbonell

Bates Motel season 5 will soon wrap up its run. Will one of its characters bite the dust as it nears its end?

Recently, Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finished his last days of filming in the series. With his early departure compared to the other cast members, does this mean his character might die even before the show’s finale episode?

Many fans have been speculating Romero’s death in the series. Aside from the recurring characters and new faces that might be in Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) death list, the sheriff is the most likely to die in his hands.

There is a big gap between Norman and Romero. Since the officer came to the picture and to Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) life, things changed between the mother and son’s “solid relationship.” This alone makes the boy feel so betrayed and troubled.

Last season, viewers saw how Romero shredded his tough guy personality as he broke down in tears with Norma dead in his arms. He knows Norman is at fault which pushed the sheriff to try to hurt Norma’s son while they were in the hospital. He clearly wants justice for his wife’s death and he will not stop until he gets it.

This story arc of Romero’s revenge to Norman is supported by the show’s executive producer. Kerry Ehrin revealed to Yahoo! TV that this season will be a great narrative for the character.

“Last season, we had the toughest guy in the world take his shell off and then get sucker punched when he lost Norma. He’s going to have a very extreme reaction to this, and what he feels he needs to do about it.”

Sheriff Romero Wraps Up His Bates Motel Season 5 Final Episode

International Business Times reported that Carbonell filmed his last episode in A&E’s psychological drama series. He posted a series of tweets thanking the cast and crew of the show.

In one tweet, he calls out Farmiga’s exceptional portrayal of Norma. He also thanked the actress for making the series so “bloody hard” for him to top. Farmiga, on the other hand, also sent her gratefulness to the actor saying, “Dearest Carbs, thanks for adding so many phat calories to my life.”

Meanwhile, Carbonell also made time to fool around with Highmore by exempting the young actor in his farewell message for the entire team.

Lastly, Ehrin sends her message to the actor. The showrunner thanked the actor for the effort and time he spent for the series.

“Big Daddy of White Pine Bay. It has been a pure joy… thank you so much for everything you have given us,” says Ehrin.

ALSO READ: Bates Motel: Series to Feature A Time Jump

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Bates Motel Season 5: Sheriff Romero Wraps Up Filming, Character Reportedly Dies in Final Chapter

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